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Did Jesus need to ritually purify himself? And…I’m afraid I’m losing my faith and this Bible stuff is all lies. Please help me! Check out the Issues Etc Making the Case Conference here: http://issuesetc.org/47753-2/ We continue our break as Pastor Fisk prepares to transition to his new call in North Dakota and Peter welcomes Atlee […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry… The post Ritual Purity and Losing My Religion appeared first on Worldview Everlasting.
Only 29% say religion and science are not compatible. A survey involving more than 10,000 adults across the U.S., led by sociologist Elaine Howard Ecklund of Rice U., has found 70% of evangelicals saying they don’t see a major conflict between religion and science. “Although many politicians and the media at large portray evangelicals as distrustful of science, we found that this is more myth than reality,” she said.According to the results of the survey, some 48% of evangelicals see science and religion as complementary to each other while an additional 21% think the two disciplines refer to different aspects of reality and are independent of each other. But some 29% of evangelicals think religion and science are in . . . Read All
The British Humanist Association is celebrating the new rules it actively supported.The government of the United Kingdom now says, “The requirement on every academy and free school to provide a broad and balanced curriculum … prevents the teaching of creationism as evidence based theory in any academy or free school.” What this means is that no school in the UK receiving public funding is allowed to present creationism as being scientifically valid.The new set of funding agreements includes clauses which specifically prohibit the teaching of “pseudoscience,” a term which apparently is being used to include creation science. The rules clearly require that students are taught about the theory of evolution but that creationism cannot be presented as scientifically . . . Read All
Support for theistic evolution is dropping but increasing for atheistic evolution.According to the latest Gallup poll, based on 1,028 telephone surveys, support for creationism in America is holding steady while theistic evolutionism is declining in po…
Creation science is bad for science students, he says.Bill Nye isn’t finished taking on creationism. In an essay published in Skeptical Inquirer, Nye explained how it happened that he decided to take part in his debate with Ken Ham. While many evolutionists wondered why he did it, one unscientific online poll showed 92% of 37,000 responders said they thought he won the debate, although a person must hold open the possibility an organized effort by evolutionists may have been responsible for that landslide vote.Nye’s initial comments in the essay offer the reasons he decided to participate in the debate. He writes: “While on camera, I remarked that if you, as an adult, want to hold on to . . . Read All
The much-hyped remake of Carl Sagan’s TV documentary series Cosmos premiered on Sunday, replete with much-improved special effects, up-to-date scientific marvels, and an introduction by President Barack Obama. But a major theme of the series is apparently to beat back creationists of every stripe. From Bradford Thomas, at TruthRevolt: The host of Seth MacFarlane’s new series [Read More…] . . . Read All
A blogger laments the vitality of creationism Summary of a Blog Post by Steve McSwain: We are lucky to live in Kentucky, a state that promotes religious quackery. Here you can see the Creation Museum, our pyramid to primitive faith. Soon the museum will be hosting a creationism vs. evolutionism debate, the most important debate since the Scopes Monkey Trial. Are you kidding?I am so weary of this nonsense. This madness just won’t go away. At least not as long as some Christians think the infallibility of scripture will collapse if Genesis is no longer regarded as a scientific treatise on the origin of the universe. Not to diminish the richness of imagery in Genesis and the literary . . . Read All