Evolution Deniers - An Endangered Species

by cofty 98 Replies latest watchtower beliefs

  • Ruby456
    Ruby456

    I don't want to get into an argument with either of you Dunning-Kruger. It is just that evangelicals in the UK are doing a lot of work supporting the LGBT community here in London and I don't want them to be given such bad press. Indeed one of our best philosophers belongs to this community and I have learned a lot about ethics from this person and about how an ethical engagement is part of the deliberative arguments that rationalists employ.

    what if an exjw comes across this philosopher's work? will he/she reject it because the philosopher in question is christian evangelical? in actual fact his work is useful for any kind of rational engagement whether it is theistic or atheistic. edit: take a look at the open university's ethics site.

  • cofty
    cofty

    How about - "Resistance to evolution is almost entirely found among Muslims and Protestant Evangelicals"?

  • cofty
    cofty

    Duuning-Kruger thank you for that information. I have been unable to find any Islamic source that endorses human evolution.

  • Ruby456
    Ruby456

    why don't you preface your generalising comments with I think "Resistance to evolution is almost entirely found among Muslims and Protestant Evangelicals

    or else quote your source

  • cofty
    cofty

    Because it is not what I think. It is a fact.

  • Ruby456
    Ruby456

    well then how bout I think it is a fact


    edit: or better still: I think it is a fact, but please correct me if I am wrong

  • cofty
  • Ruby456
    Ruby456

    so then how does the evidence above support this assertion of yours

    Only Muslims in and Protestant Evangelicals are still fighting against it.
    The wilful ignorance that is required to do so has no place in an age of freely available information.
  • slimboyfat
    slimboyfat
    Evolution is not an issue for most Christians. They have accepted the overwhelming evidence and adapted their theology. Evolution does not require atheism.


    Better than that, Saint Augustine in the fifth century, argued that life developed under God's guidance on the basis of his reading of Genesis. He also argued that the universe was created from nothing and that time didn't exist prior to creation.

    The idea that all Christians believed in creationism before Darwin came along and proved them wrong is, to use your favourite description, "wilful ignorance" of the facts.

    You could argue it took science nearly 1500 years to catch up with Augustine's theological reading of scripture.

    A good article on the subject:

    http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2009/may/22.39.html

  • TD
    TD

    Augustine of Hippo, the father of the JW concept of deviation from original purpose.

    --Although they probably don't realize it and certainly wouldn't give him any credit if they did.