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to be both a Darwinian and a Christian in today's world?
my mum is one.
until i dropped the Christian bit.
it's pretty easy really, if you notice that the first creation story pretty much follows the basic path of evolution and the second creation story is a morality story.
in RE at the moment. Yesterday on Genesis TV they have educational shows in the morning (often university lectures filmed in America) and the guy was blabbing about darwinian theories and accepting them etc etc and at the end gave a speach how it does not affect the Christian creation story and he started offloading all of these quotes form genesis. It was really eye-opening actually.
you are, doesn't it? I know plently of Christians who don't believe the Bible is 'The Truth'
as literal or not aswell.
you can be christian and just use the bible as a series of morals to live by, rather than taking it all to be absolute truth
'The bible being written in an unscientific age does frequently make errors about cosmological, geographical, historical and archaelogical facts. But then so did everyone else. It would be foolish to imagine that these errors have God's sela of approval simply because they are in the bible. The biblical authors were not concerned with the how?or when? or where? of the human race. They were concerened with the deeper questions of who? and why?'
^^^i find thid book very interesting
lots of evangelical christians seem to forget that The Bible was written by men, and not God himself.
I'm answering the question for my AS coursework.
Interesting, but hard to put into words.
read what i put above, it's from one of my sources.
That God created the Earth and the physical laws that govern everything, but left controlling stuff at that.
So in this system, he set up everything, and in his omnisciency (if that's the correct word) he was able to know that evolution etc was going to take place.
In this view you can be a Darwinist as well as Christian. The Bible doesn't have to be taken literally word for word for someone to be Christian.
unless you're the kind of nutter who takes every word in the bible as 100% truth, even the bit about dragons, flaming skys and the apocalypse (which may well have been a story illustrating the downfall of the roman empire and it's inclusion in the bible is up for debate)
even at the catholic school i went to we were taught that things like genesis and revelations weren't to be taken literally.
that a lot of the Christians you find at Cambridge University are evangelicals. You'd think that a bunch of 'clever' people wouldn't have opinions that are so completely backward.