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

Ed Brayton (
Tue, 02 Jun 1998 22:25:20 -0400

Stephen Jones wrote:
> Ron
> 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
> >happened).<<<
> 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).

Including telling lies about people, then refusing to substantiate those
lies. Do you really think that is the sort of thing that Christ
strengthens you to do? How sad.