Creationism and other doctrines. Was Mindforth
jya at ieee.org
Tue Dec 10 15:45:43 EST 2002
Richard Owlett wrote:
> [replies to me personally or to comp.lang.forth ]
> Jerry Avins wrote:
> > It seems to me that
> > creationism, evolution, astrology, theism, and atheism are all matters
> > of faith.
> > [SNIP]
> You make an extremely important point, and then drop it.
> This is a point that evolutionists actively ignore.
> If one accepts the evolutionists point of view, all morals are
> Any who recognize the Biblical creationist view have "no wiggle room".
> For the record:
> I accept the verbal plenary verbal inspiration view of the Bible.
> The _Textus Receptus_ is an adequately ( and probably best ) extant
> representation of the original autographs.
> Anyone claiming to totally comprehend the first 3 chapters of Genesis
> and chapters 4-21 of Revelation is to be doubted.
> If anyone is seriously interested in pursuing the implications of
> this, I recommend reading the following books by Francis A. Schaeffer:
> The God Who Is There
> Escape From Reason
> He Is There and He Is Not Silent
You may have missed the point I tried to make, that whatever view one
holds is based ultimately on faith. All of us -- those who hold that it
doesn't matter because nothing is real anyway, evolutionists,
creationists -- are constrained by the confines of what we chose to
believe. The choice itself is outside that. Naturally, I prefer my own
choice. (It wouldn't be my choice if I didn't.) My only quarrels with
people who make other choices come if they try to force me (or jaw me to
death) me change mine.
Engineering is the art of making what you want from things you can get.
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