RE: [asa] How theistic evolution was explained to kids in 1964

From: Stephen Matheson <smatheso@calvin.edu>
Date: Tue Jul 29 2008 - 22:14:49 EDT

What's a "Darwinist?" Am I a "Darwinist?"

>>> "Alexanian, Moorad" <alexanian@uncw.edu> 07/29/08 9:56 PM >>>
Are we dealing with science when we invoke evolution? If evolution explains the working of Nature, why invoke God? That is what a Darwinist would say.

Moorad

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Subject: RE: [asa] How theistic evolution was explained to kids in 1964

Try any Christian creed for the answer to this question.

Are you baffled because you assume that Christians "invoke God" only when things don't "run smoothly"?

>>> "Alexanian, Moorad" <alexanian@uncw.edu> 07/29/08 4:35 PM >>>
I am baffled. If everything is running smoothly according to your understanding, then why invoke God?

Moorad

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From: asa-owner@lists.calvin.edu on behalf of Iain Strachan
Sent: Tue 7/29/2008 4:31 PM
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Subject: Re: [asa] How theistic evolution was explained to kids in 1964

> Greg
>
> p.s. not sure why you call this 'theistic evolution' as it really seems to
> be relevant merely as 'theism accepting the limited explanation of
> biological evolution' or 'evolution in natural sciences that is friendly to
> theology' rather than a 'marrying of theology with evolutionistic ideology.'

Because the following sentence:

"If God made the world and runs the world, then evolution _is_ God's plan",

seems to me to say beautifully clearly and in terms that could be
understood by an 8 year-old, precisely what "Theistic Evolution" means
to me. God's method of creation.

Iain

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