Re: [asa] Manhattan Declaration

From: Don Nield <d.nield@auckland.ac.nz>
Date: Wed Nov 25 2009 - 17:37:00 EST

Yes, this is interesting. It adds support to the hypothesis that there
is a correlation between the ID movement and right wing views --- I have
in mind the Discovery Institute and Regnery Press.
Don

ve Wallace wrote:
> This looks like something we should discuss that is not related to the
> sign that the Magi saw or purloined emails. I suspect some would
> strongly object to some parts of the declaration.
>
> It does not look appropriate for those not from the USofA to sign.
>> The President says that he wants to reduce the ďneedĒ for abortion≠a
>> commendable goal. But he has also pledged to make abortion more
>> easily and widely available by eliminating laws prohibiting
>> government funding, requiring waiting periods for women seeking
>> abortions, and parental notification for abortions performed on
>> minors. The elimination of these important and effective pro-life
>> laws cannot reasonably be expected to do other than significantly
>> increase the number of elective abortions by which the lives of
>> countless children are snuffed out prior to birth.
>
>
> Dave W
>
>>
>> 25 November 2009
>>
>>
>> Manhattan Declaration ó Where are the theistic evolutionists?
>> <http://www.uncommondescent.com/intelligent-design/manhattan-declaration-where-are-the-theistic-evolutionists/>
>>
>>
>> William Dembski
>>
>> About 150 Christian leaders were the original signatories of the
>> recent manifesto asserting the sanctity of life, traditional
>> marriage, and liberty of conscience ó the Manhattan Declaration
>> <http://manhattandeclaration.org>. At the time of this writing, over
>> a 100,000 have signed it (including me). I encourage readers of UD to
>> read the document and sign it if it reflects your views on God and
>> culture.
>>
>> Of the 150 original signers, I know about 25 personally.
>> Interestingly, the original signers seem overwhelmingly pro-ID. That
>> raises the question why no notable theistic evolutionists are signers
>> (e.g., Francis Collins). To be sure, signers such as Tim Keller and
>> Dinesh DíSouza have indicated an openness to evolutionary theory. But
>> Iím not finding any among the signers who are adamantly committed to
>> theistic evolution, seeing it as the only way to be both
>> scientifically and theologically responsible.
>>
>> Perhaps Iím missing something here. If so, Iím happy to be disabused.
>> But is it possible that ID is friendlier to classic Christian
>> teaching on the sanctity of life, traditional marriage, and liberty
>> of conscience than theistic evolution? It not, Iíd like to see the
>> names of theistic evolutionists who are also signers of the Manhattan
>> Declaration.
>>
>> óó
>>
>> *Manhattan Declaration: A Call of Christian Conscience*
>> November 20, 2009
>>
>> The following is the text of the Manhattan Declaration signed by 149
>> pro-life and Catholic and evangelical and Orthodox Christian leaders.
>> LifeNews.com supports the pro-life aims of the resolution.
>>
>> http://manhattandeclaration.org
>>
>
> http://www.uncommondescent.com/intelligent-design/manhattan-declaration-where-are-the-theistic-evolutionists/
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