Dialoging with others - Re: Marcus Ross Re: [asa]

From: James Mahaffy <Mahaffy@dordt.edu>
Date: Wed Feb 14 2007 - 18:39:11 EST

>>> On 2/14/2007 at 3:17 PM, in message
<20070214211933.EEF3D71325A@gray.dordt.edu>, "Iain Strachan"
<igd.strachan@gmail.com> wrote:
> Yes, I agree ... I've had my faith questioned by YEC people. I
> on a post from Christians in Science to the guy who runs the
> group where I work - a staunch YEC despite having a PhD in molecular
> biology. I said it was a good post and represented my views. He
> into sermon mode and at one point said "Is this guy really a
> Christian?". Not the wisest thing to say after I'd just pointed out
> that the poster's views were essentially the same as mine. I've
> in the last couple of days had a couple of literalist enthusiasts on
> the CiS newsgroup wantonly distorting and misrepresenting what I
> Then there was the whole sorry business of Russ Humphries calling
> Glenn Morton an "apostate".

In itself we should not be surprised that some YEC think some of the
scientists (especially if TE) are non Christian. If it is done in a
way we should in some cases respect the fact that from their
perspective some
of us are not adhering enough to Scripture or ....

While I am not saying any of us are heretics, almost all heretics took
their position
out of love for the church. Is it not true that classical liberal
theology that
denies the deity of Christ was an attempt by German theologian to
their Christianity (it is not important that Christ was really God) and
their science.

But it really makes no difference if some YEC are treating us wrongly.
We can not
generalize to all of them and if they are Christian they are still
brothers or sisters in
Christ. Some YEC like Marcus or Kurt Wise are fine folks, but it is
really sad that I
dare not try and set up dialog with them because of the uncharitable
way they
would be treated on this list. In other words we are responsible for
how we treat them
and NOT how they treat us.

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