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  •  The flaw in all these science vs Christianity (6+ / 0-)

    arguments is that they are based on the idea that all Christians believe that the Bible is literally true.
       Among Christian denominations, that is a minority view.
       Once you accept that many or even most Christians do not view the Bible as a history or science book, then the supposed conflict vanishes.
       Christians believe in a god that does not engage in proving himself to scientists.

    •  Well said. (3+ / 0-)
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      Ahianne, VirginiaJeff, Wee Mama

      My Southern Baptist church discussed the "creation stories" in Genesis, even as we dissected the differences found between the first two chapters of that book.

      I do not believe that the doctrine of biblical inerrancy can survive what we now know of language, linguistics and the intricacies of translation and transliteration.

      The word "parent" is supposed to be a VERB, people...

      by wesmorgan1 on Sun Mar 02, 2014 at 09:15:45 PM PST

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      •  Sure it can (0+ / 0-)

        Just requires a great deal more imagination, which is something AIG, ICR and Discovery Institute have in abundance (if nothing else).

        It helps when your Scripture was canonized a millenia before the invention of the printing press.

        •  I should rephrase... (0+ / 0-)

          ...I don't think that the doctrine can endure scruitiny in the context of language, linguistics, translation, etc.

          Each generation brings a fresh set of eyes and a fresh set of minds to the question, and lockstep "believe because we tell you to" faith isn't becoming more popular.

          The word "parent" is supposed to be a VERB, people...

          by wesmorgan1 on Mon Mar 03, 2014 at 08:37:55 AM PST

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          •  I don't know about that (0+ / 0-)

            Vast majority of very secular folk believe a great deal scientists say 'because [they] tell [them] to."  We're a long way from giving up the convenience of relying on authority.

            That said, there's nothing other than shortsightedness and pride actually preventing creationists from remaining convincing and relevant to millions and may be millions more.  If AIG, DI, and ICR were to actually invest time and money in sending advocates to get a genuine education, they could build a respectable cadre that doesn't make nearly as many embarrassing mistakes.  But that's not why those organizations exist.  They exist as business ventures for their leadership and fellows.  

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