Re: Aggressive defence of creationism (was Glenn's ad homonyms (was Stephen wrote:))

Stephen Jones (
Wed, 03 Jun 1998 06:31:20 +0800


On Fri, 29 May 1998 12:08:07 -0500, Ron Chitwood wrote:

>>>JR>(1) Every Christian on the list supports creation. Don't confuse
>"Young Earth Creationism" with creation per se (which conceptually includes
>mediateas well as immediate creation, even if one or the other never or rarely

RC>Point well taken. In fact, I am getting tired and bewildered by all this
>'ad homonym' controversy. However, I do appreciate both Glenn's and
>Stephen's superior scholarship (at least to mine) and Stephen at least
>aggressively defends his position against Glenn (whom I believe is wrong)
>and I respect him and his comments for that. I would like to see more
>creationists on this reflector do the same.

Thanks Ron. For the record I pussyfooted around for years trying to be nice
to the `Christian Darwinists' (as Pat Pun calls them). All I received for my
pains were attacks and ad hominems. It finally came to a head when
Brian Harper tried to have me silenced by calling a snap poll (which I was
unaware of) as to whether I was "abusing the list". Thankfully it backfired
on Brian, and he (and I) found I had a lot of support on the Reflector among
the lurkers.

This experience was a defining moment for me and I resolved in future that
I would step up the pressure on the Darwinists, who I regard as sincerely
wrong. I regret nothing that I have posted, which is not to say that I could not
always do it better.

BTW, my sense of call to this `ministry' was strenghened by a second-hand
book dealer ringing me with the news that he had found a copy of Pitman's
"Adam and Evolution", which was one of the important Creation/Evolution
books I read in a library at the beginning.

This came in the middle of the `ad hominem' controversy and I interpreted it as
a further sign from the Lord (there have been others), that, like a good soldier,
I should pick myself up, dust myself off, and keep going!

"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." (Php 4:13).


"Evolution is the greatest engine of atheism ever invented."
--- Dr. William Provine, Professor of History and Biology, Cornell University.

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