Re: [asa] Greetings - An introduction

From: Michael Roberts <michael.andrea.r@ukonline.co.uk>
Date: Wed Sep 10 2008 - 04:37:20 EDT

John

I agree with you, but feel they are trying to do what is right. I think
their rejection of biology etc is determined by a concordist theology.

In a sense they are stuck in the 19th century but that is better than some
alternatives.

I prefer to leave it at that and use whatever useful comes out of RTB and
not make any strident criticism as even in my most bolshy moments I don't
consider that necessary or fair.

Michael
----- Original Message -----
From: "John Walley" <john_walley@yahoo.com>
To: "ASA" <asa@calvin.edu>; "Dick Fischer" <dickfischer@verizon.net>
Sent: Wednesday, September 10, 2008 2:06 AM
Subject: RE: [asa] Greetings - An introduction

>I also used to be an RTB apologist. The final straw for me was also after
>reading Collins' book and coming to realize that RTB hadn't been in my
>opinion totally honest about the pseudogene evidence for common descent. I
>immediately felt betrayed again like with the YECs and that RTB was
>committed to ideology instead of truth or science also just like the YECs.
>
> Further I have come to believe that their strict concordism and dogmatic
> stance on inerrancy is simply unworkable and not in line with what I think
> God intended for the scriptures. Lastly it doesn't help that Fuz continues
> to draw the distinction between belief in design and evolution in his
> latest book.
>
> This is truly a shame since I have seen God use RTB mightily in my life
> personally as well as in the lives of many in our local chapter. They
> started off using the physical sciences which is Dr. Ross's specialty to
> provide a powerful exodus from YEC for the church but then abandoned
> science when it came to biology and threatened their cherished doctrines
> of bibliolatry.
>
>
> Thanks
>
> John
>
>
> --- On Tue, 9/9/08, Dick Fischer <dickfischer@verizon.net> wrote:
>
>> From: Dick Fischer <dickfischer@verizon.net>
>> Subject: RE: [asa] Greetings - An introduction
>> To: "ASA" <asa@calvin.edu>
>> Date: Tuesday, September 9, 2008, 8:19 PM
>> Hi George:
>>
>> Anybody correct me if I'm wrong, but human evolution is
>> only one RTB
>> rejection. Progressive Creationists reject mutual, shared,
>> common
>> ancestry for existing species altogether. No links between
>> horses and
>> zebras for one glaring example. And the genetic distance
>> between horses
>> and zebras is greater than between humans and chimps.
>>
>> Dick Fischer, GPA president
>> Genesis Proclaimed Association
>> "Finding Harmony in Bible, Science and History"
>> www.genesisproclaimed.org
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: asa-owner@lists.calvin.edu
>> [mailto:asa-owner@lists.calvin.edu] On
>> Behalf Of George Murphy
>> Sent: Tuesday, September 09, 2008 3:46 PM
>> To: ASA list
>> Subject: Re: [asa] Greetings - An introduction
>>
>> > From: Michael Roberts
>> <michael.andrea.r@ukonline.co.uk
>> <mailto:michael.andrea.r@ukonline.co.uk?Subject=Re:%20%5basa%5d%20Greeti
>> ngs%20-%20An%20introduction> >
>> > Date: Tue Sep 09 2008 - 13:29:57 EDT
>> > I have followed RTB for 25 years and though I
>> don't agree with them in
>> their rejection of evolution they have a good approach and
>> keep the
>> temperature down.
>> > As for Methobapterain that sounds like a skidalley
>> Baptist getting
>> baptised in meths! (In case their is a language problem to
>> us Brits
>> meths is methanol)
>> > Michael
>> Unfortunately rejection of human evolution removes most of
>> the force of
>> fine tuning arguments emphasized by RTB. At best they
>> become mere
>> numerology.
>> Shalom
>> George
>> http://home.neo.rr.com/scitheologyglm
>
>
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