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Author Topic:   How the Bible Actually Works
PaulK
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Message 3 of 137 (889642)
12-10-2021 10:21 AM
Reply to: Message 1 by Phat
12-10-2021 10:09 AM


I’m going to surprise you and take a positive view. Enns has a much more sensible view of the Bible than the fundamentalists. People like EWolf could benefit greatly from reading his material - even the material hosted on his blog.

Eg Exchanging a Leather Bound God for an Imperfect Bible by Gabriel Gordon.

You see, we have so identified the Bible with God that when the imperfections of the Bible and its sheer humanness become clear, we are at risk of losing our faith in God

Edited by PaulK, : Fixed auto-“correct”


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PaulK
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Message 6 of 137 (889645)
12-10-2021 11:07 AM
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12-10-2021 10:49 AM


Re: Surprise Surprise
This entry - by Enns himself - is especially relevant to this forum.

A Missing Angle on the Evangelical Struggle with Evolution

I wouldn’t go quite as far as Enns says here but he’s on the right track.

Some Evangelicals bypass this challenge by seeking to undermine the historical claims of evolution. That is another matter entirely, and to which I say, good luck to you—as long as that challenge is done in an informed and principled manner: informed, meaning one has true professional training in the sciences being discussed and subjected to professional review; principled, meaning one is genuinely seeking after truth rather than pre-committed to defending truth as they need it to be?

I would say that - at least for the purposes of this site informed means an awareness of the evidence and of the theory and a willingness to learn more. Principled would have to be extended to having the honest humility to recognise the huge amount of work and expertise that has gone into creating evolutionary theory and to give that the respect it deserves.

In all my time discussing the issues I don’t think I’ve seen one truly principled creationist in a forum. Most professional creationists aren’t much better (I can think of a couple of exceptions but neither seems to be a big name).

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12-10-2021 2:57 PM
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12-10-2021 1:35 PM


That’s a blurb, not a review.

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