Re: [asa] Fw: DRAFT: ATL RTB Chapter Meeting - Thursday September 25th - , Dr. Ian Ferguson: "A Simplified Apologetics: What is the point if we lose the focus?"

From: PvM <pvm.pandas@gmail.com>
Date: Mon Sep 22 2008 - 23:49:08 EDT

That's scary.

On Mon, Sep 22, 2008 at 3:50 PM, John Walley <john_walley@yahoo.com> wrote:

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> FYI.. This is one of the bright spots of the Atlanta Chapter of RTB...
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> John
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> --- On *Thu, 9/18/08, RTB-ANNOUNCE <reasonsatlmail@bellsouth.net>* wrote:
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> From: RTB-ANNOUNCE <reasonsatlmail@bellsouth.net>
> Subject: DRAFT: ATL RTB Chapter Meeting - Thursday September 25th - , Dr.
> Ian
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> <http://atlantaapologist.org/rtb/index.cfm>
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> *ATL RTB September Chapter Meeting...***
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> *Straight Talk to Believers Concerning the Creation/Evolution Controversy*
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> *Dr. Eugene C. Ashby*
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> *Regent's and Distinguished Professor Emeritus School of Chemistry and
> Biochemistry*
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> *Georgia Institute of Technology*
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> *Thursday, September 25th - 7:00 PM*
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> *The "Net" *
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> *Johnson** Ferry Baptist Church***
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> *955 Johnson Ferry Rd**, Marietta***
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> *Directions to Johnson Ferry Baptist<http://www.johnsonferry.org/Directions/tabid/156/Default.aspx>
> ***
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> Those who are saddened by the degeneration of the American culture and the
> principles on which our nation was founded, should realize that a *lack of
> understanding* of the so called Creation/Evolution controversy is *contributing
> to the problem*. Because of our lack of understanding concerning this
> issue and subsequent confusion that has been generated, and the church ' s
> inability to provide credible and intelligent leadership, the *present
> younger generation is abandoning Christianity* and its world view. In
> actual fact, the subject of Creation and the subject of Evolution are two
> unrelated phenomena. Creation is concerned with the question of "who" is
> responsible for the universe and life coming into being whereas Evolution is
> concerned with what happened after the universe and life came into being.
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> *It is past time for believers to become better educated* as to the known
> facts of this controversial topic or else witness the further demise of our
> culture and future generations. Evangelism directed toward educated people
> today becomes ineffective, if not insulting, when clearly the Evangelist
> does not understand the major issues surrounding God ' s creation of the
> universe and life and His subsequent plan for increasing the number of
> species (3-30 million) that cover the face of the earth. The result of a *greater
> understanding of Creation and Evolution* will help individuals to find the
> God of the Bible and help our country, particularly the younger generation,
> to return to those values upon which our country was originally founded.
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> *Key topics to be discussed:*
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> 1. The error and consequences of Scientific Creationism and an "Early
> Earth" creation, and the hostility that this position has created.
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> 2. The scientific basis of creation
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> 3. The scientific basis of Darwinian Evolution
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> 4. Intelligent Design (ID) and why it is a valid theory (answers to Francis
> Collins and Francisco Ayala, who disagree).
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> 5. Highlights of recent books by Kenneth Miller, Francis Collins and
> Francisco Ayala.
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> 6. Why the theory of evolution does not present a problem for believers.
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> *Dr. E. C. Ashby, *Regents ' Professor and Distinguished Professor
> Emeritus School of Chemistry and Biochemistry Georgia Institute of
> Technology, is the author of "Understanding the Creation/Evolution
> Controversy - A Scientific Evaluation Consistent with Both Modern Science
> and the Bible". Dr Ashby presented "Understanding the Creation Evolution
> Controversy" to ATL RTB in May 2006.
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> *Please join us this Thursday in welcoming back Dr. Ashby… *
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> Rod Nave, Ph. D.
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> President, Atlanta Chapter RTB
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> Department of Physics and Astronomy
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> Georgia State University
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> *rodnave@gsu.edu*
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