[creation] Re who was darwin

  • From: Percival Tanierla <percy_tan@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: creation@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 30 Jan 2005 19:09:44 -0800 (PST)

I am interested in Darwin,s history- especially in his
younger age. Was he a christian before he wrote the
books Origin Of Species ? His parents were they
christian also ?


--- "Dr. Neville Jones" <ntj005@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

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> I will start the ball rolling with the following
> observation:
> Under the heading, ?Darwin put to flight in Bible
> Belt,? on page 27 of The Sunday Times, 30 January,
> 2005, Sarah Baxter presents a report with the
> following tints of bias:
> ********************************
> ?Bold initiatives to introduce the concept of
> ?intelligent design?, wrought by a god or higher
> being, into theories about Earth?s creation are
> being sponsored in towns and communities across
> America.
> ?Religious fundamentalists ? or ?theocons? ? opposed
> to Darwinism have adopted sophisticated tactics ?
> ?A recent CBS poll found that 55% of Americans and
> 67% of those who voted for Bush do not believe in
> evolution.
> ?The prairie town of Salina, Kansas, in the centre
> of the United States is modern enough to have a
> two-mile airstrip. When it comes to religion,
> however, little has changed for some families since
> the pioneers rolled by on their wagons.
> ?It is hard for opponents to write the [intelligent
> design movement] off as the American equivalent of
> Afghanistan?s fundamentalist Taliban ?
> ?[Jack Krebs of Kansas Citizens for Science], 56, a
> veteran of skirmishes with anti-evolutionists, said
> ? ?It used to be easy to dismiss the views of young
> Earth creationists as an embarrassment, ??
> ********************************
> Well, there we are then. This would imply that we
> are a bunch of backward, Bush-loving ?theocons?
> (what?), whose views are an ?embarrassment? to
> ?real? scientists.
> Knowing this first, that there shall come in the
> last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts,
> And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for
> since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue
> as they were from the beginning of the creation. For
> this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the
> word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth
> standing out of the water and in the water: Whereby
> the world that then was, being overflowed with
> water, perished: But the heavens and the earth,
> which are now, by the same word are kept in store,
> reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and
> perdition of ungodly men. (2 Pet. 3:3-7, KJV.)
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