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Author Topic:   Should we teach both evolution and religion in school?
GDR
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Message 1343 of 2058 (875522)
04-27-2020 8:29 PM
Reply to: Message 1331 by candle2
04-27-2020 8:24 AM


Re: Evolution over Religion
candle2 writes:

I love science. Look at all the ways that science
improved our standard of living.
God commands His followers to "prove" all things.

The way I see the situation is this:

The Bible and science vs. evolutionists and misguided
human reasoning.

Just a thought. It is great to have a few fellow Christians on this forum, (although I disagree with you on the evolution issue), but I hope that you're realizing that any kind of theist around here has to develop a pretty thick skin. Hope that you're up to it.

He has told you, O man, what is good ; And what does the LORD require of you But to do justice, to love kindness, And to walk humbly with your God.

Micah 6:8


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GDR
Member (Idle past 183 days)
Posts: 5410
From: Sidney, BC, Canada
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Message 1407 of 2058 (876900)
05-30-2020 11:22 AM
Reply to: Message 1401 by dad
05-29-2020 7:15 PM


Re: bogus claim on the age of the earth being in the bible
dad writes:

Please note that your opinion of what is history and accepted is rejected out of hand. The bible is a history book.

Actually the Bible isn't just a book it is a library of 66 books, with hundreds of authors over hundreds of years. Collectively they provide of narrative of the progressive understanding of the nature and purposes of God climaxing in the accounts of Jesus and His resurrection. In some of the 66 books there is history written with the biases of the scribes.

If the Genesis accounts are understood as actual history I suggest that you miss out on what the God would have you get out of it. At its most fundamental it is that we are to choose good over evil, and that we are to lovingly care for His creation. We are to choose self giving love as our fundamental basis for life. It isn't intended to be a scientific account of how creation came into existence but a mythological account from which we can gain philosophical truth.

Please let science work out how God did it and simply focus on God's call on your life which is all about being a loving neighbour to all, and about loving stewardship for all of God's creation. That is the fundamental message that God has for us in the Bible. If you try and take the Bible the way you seem to be it is making a false idol out of the Bible. We are Christians and not Bibleians.


He has told you, O man, what is good ; And what does the LORD require of you But to do justice, to love kindness, And to walk humbly with your God.

Micah 6:8


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