Originally Posted by Kidzaplenty
Have you ever seen "Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed"?
I haven't; I'll have to see if I can access it.
|I just recently watched it, and it was an absolute eye opener. It is not about Christianity. And I was absolutely shocked to hear the evolutionist admit that real belief in evolution will destroy your belief in a god.
I think the big difference between evolution and creation science, is that there are people from all belief-systems who accept evolutionary theory, but it is just religious people who accept creation science. So of course you're going to run into some evolutionists who are such staunch atheists that they don't see how anyone can consider "the facts" and still believe in God.
Just as many of us believers don't see how anyone can consider the facts, and the beauty of God's creation, and not
It's true that there are probably lots of scientists who are atheists. Believe it or not, I think it is primarily the Church that is to blame for this. Throughout history, it seems that powerful branches of the Church have always been ready and eager to dismiss new discoveries as "heresies."
So I think people with the most intelligent, enquiring minds have often felt compelled to choose between God and the pursuit of truth. Which is sad because God is
truth, He created the spirit of scientific inquiry, He wants us to use our minds and to not be afraid to question. But many church leaders want to keep people afraid, it gives them more power.
|If you have not seen it, check it out.
|I believe the new "theistic evolution" is just the enemy's way of introducing evolution into Christian theology and make it sound good. It is desensitizing our children the same way violent games are desensitzing them to violence.
Well, for the man whose site I linked to, theistic evolution is his path to living a life of integrity. He got so saddened seeing creation scientists attacking evolutionists by misrepresenting their statements. I've been saddened, too.
For example, at a church music presentation a while back, a member of the traveling singing group (student of a Christian college), led into a song by explaining evolutionary theory as "It's where this ape is walking along and then he suddenly turns into a man."
It seems that in many Christian circles, it's acceptable to attack evolution with total stupidity. So, as far as the "no intelligence allowed"-thingy, I feel I've encountered that attitude lots of times in Christian circles. But I still will check out the movie. Thanks for letting me know about it, Jenny.