This is Why I Will Keep Explaining Evolution to ex-JWs

by cofty 30 Replies latest watchtower beliefs

  • cofty
  • David_Jay

    Regardless of any differences of opinion we have had on other subjects and the exchanges, I rather admire that you are doing this.

    I am sickened by the numbers on this chart, in particular in reference to the JWs, and though a part of me has always known their stand it is still shocking to me to see it when it is presented in such an important perspective.

    I tip my hat to you. Keep up the good work.

  • Witness My Fury
    Witness My Fury

    Looks like the Buddhists are the brightest of the bunch, JW's like wilful ignorance rather a lot.

    I know the chart says nothing of the sort but you get my drift...

  • Island Man
    Island Man

    Isn't it ironic that the religion that originated the Genesis creation account - Jews - has the second-highest acceptance of evolution? What does Genesis' parent religion know that the JWs and fundamentalists don't - that the Genesis creation account is myth? Silly JWs. Always listening to crack-pot Watchtower prognosticators and their warped bible interpretations while turning a blind eye to the insights of the very religion that wrote the book.

  • cofty

    It's surprising that 6% were open to the idea of evolution. Probably young JWs who are awake but still self-identify as JWs.

    Unlike other religions JWs cannot accept the fact of evolution. If there was no literal Adam then their bizarre doctrine of the Adam=Jesus ransom crashes.

    Evangelicals see Jesus' death as a vicarious sacrifice for the sins of all - or for the elect if you are a Calvinist. So they can drop the myth of a literal Adam.

  • Quarterback

    A famous Historian, Flavius Josephus, had written about the existence of Jesus, Jesus stated that man and women were created. That's good enough for me to still believe in Creation

  • Crazyguy

    Josephus wrote about a Jesus that was on the wall of Jerusalem calling down evil on the residents and then was hit by a rock and died. The other quote about a Christ Jesus most experts say it was a forgery.

  • rebel8
    It's surprising that 6% were open to the idea of evolution.

    Not very open, though. They just believed humans evolved over time due to natural processes.

  • Quarterback

    Not according to Wikipeadia

  • Nathan Natas
    Nathan Natas

    Verily, you are doing God's work. Keep it up!

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