Re: [asa] Question for all the theistic evolutionists

From: D. F. Siemens, Jr. <>
Date: Sat Feb 24 2007 - 23:35:12 EST

On Sat, 24 Feb 2007 20:55:41 -0600 "Glenn Morton"
<> writes:
> David Siemans wrote:
> > I come at this from a different angle. My job is not to
> > tackle the atheists, but to keep people from becoming
> > atheists in the first place. As I see it, the warped
> > interpretations given by YEC and OEC tend to produce atheists
> > and agnostics when folks look at the data, especially
> > paleontology and, now, genomics.
> I waited til tonight to answer this one, it is my last response
> today. I
> find it odd, that you fight YEC and OEC because they produce
> atheists, but
> fail to fight atheism, even though I have seen atheists also
> producing
> atheists. Hmmmmm. Really strange. Given what I have been reading
> of the
> atheist literature (and I have been reading lots of it), few of them
> have
> much respect for us.
I think you have misunderstood. I am, as I see it, fulfilling my calling.
I see your accusation as similar to asking the Apostle Paul why he didn't
go to the Parthians or Goths. I have not done what I thought I should do
when I was 16. That door was firmly shut by a physical problem. My path
since has taken unexpected, sometimes painful, turns. Things I didn't
understand, I now see why, at least in part. Will my task change? I don't
know, but I'm rather old for much change before I'm called home.

As for respect, those who are RIGHT seldom have much consideration for
those who do not share their opinion. To act otherwise demands that the
others may have something relevant to consider, and the RIGHT do not want
to be subject to alternative persuasion. But I have seen a change. I
think of a philosophy department that had no use for religion when I was
coming up that has had a Christian chair and a Christian professor.
Another that determined that no evangelical would get a degree there now
has a devout evangelical professor. Evangelicals in many fields are now
recognized for their scholarship.

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