At HuffPost, Jonathan Dudley (“a seminary graduate now training to be a medical scientist”) allows us to know that “Christian Faith Requires Accepting Evolution” (06/18/11), because (among other things)
Many think the widespread rejection of evolution doesn’t really matter. Evolution is about what happened in the past, the argument goes, so rejecting it doesn’t have an impact on policies we make today. And aside from school curricula, they may be right.But the belief that scientists can discover truth, and that, once sufficiently debated, challenged and modified, it should be accepted even if it creates tensions for familiar belief systems, has an obvious impact on decisions that are made everyday. And it is that belief Christians reject when they reject evolution.
In doing so, they’ve not only led America astray on questions ranging from the value of stem cell research to the etiology of homosexuality to the causes of global warming. They’ve also abandoned a central commitment of orthodox Christianity.
“ … led America astray on questions ranging from the value of stem cell research to the etiology of homosexuality to the causes of global warming”? Like, you doubt Darwin on some point and you are suddenly leading everyone astray about a vast variety of tangential matters? Isn’t that right up there with Mike Behe’s Darwin’s Black Box as #1 book that screwed up the world because he offers objections to Darwin’s theory of evolution? But then the ID guys are, as a committed Christian Darwinist has said, an evil and adulterous generation.
Alternatively, people don’t believe Jonathan Dudley’s theories because his theories aren’t believable. Jathink?