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C.S. Lewis on wishful thinking about evolution

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One reason why many people find Creative Evolution so attractive is that it gives one much of the emotional comfort of believing in God and none of the less pleasant consequences. More.

Some of us think that that explains Christian Darwinism, actually.

Not curiosity about evolution as such, like you might find here at Uncommon Descent, where we regularly cover a number of mechanisms of evolution. But the need to accommodate Christians to a world governed by the growing conflict between new atheists and Islamic terror, with Christians as targets of both sides.

Clearly, the Christian Darwinists think the new atheists will win. Thoughts?

Otherwise, why BioLogos* anyway?

* Not to be confused with Biologic Institute, which actually researches mechanisms of evolution.

See also: Interview with BioLogic Institute’s Ann Gauger

and Longtime commenter Bob O’H preens himself at the expense of the Biologic Institute.

We say, when it comes to the facts and mechanisms of evolution, please, more science (Biologic Institute) and less religion (BioLogos).

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7 Replies to “C.S. Lewis on wishful thinking about evolution

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    Mark Frank says:

    the need to accommodate Christians to a world governed by the growing conflict between new atheists and Islamic terror, with Christians as targets of both sides.

    This is a very strange view. New atheists are small group of Western intellectuals with no inkling of violence and largely unnoticed outside North America. Islamic terror is extremely violent and directed at an enormous range of groups and, not least other Islamists. Where does  Putin’s Russia or India fit in your view?

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    hrun0815 says:

    Mark, it’s all about the imagined victimization. Similar to ‘white males’ claiming that they are victims while actually enjoying ridiculous privilege in the US, Christians in the US play the same game.

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    groovamos says:

    Mark, it’s all about the imagined victimization. Similar to ‘white males’ claiming that they are victims while actually enjoying ridiculous privilege in the US, Christians in the US play the same game.

    That old leftist canard about white males. Since I travel amongst the music and art circles in Houston Texas, I would like for you to meet some of the ridiculously privileged white males I know and explain to me the privileges of white guys begging on Facebook for a couch to sleep on, as the demolition of their garage apartment approaches or conversely their girlfriend throws them out for not having a job.

    You see hrun815, you can find plenty of maddening first person accounts of school aged white males being smacked down for being male. What you leftists resent white guys for is the invention of Western Civilization, the modern industrial economy, high culture and the advanced sciences and mathematics. It never seems to occur to leftist geniuses that historically white males in many cases have been stupendously successful at learning to negotiate and advance the cultural juggernaut which they invented – and always with hard work. And said leftist geniuses for some reason never can point to the perpetrator of male “white privilege” but certainly try to make up for that with the bullying of boys by the “progressive” school establishment.

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    hrun0815 says:

    That old leftist canard about white males. Since I travel amongst […]

    groovamos, whatever your argument about the plight of some white males in some circles or examples is about, the fact remains that they are still privileged over non-whites or non-males in the same situation.

    What you leftists resent white guys for is the invention of Western Civilization, the modern industrial economy, high culture and the advanced sciences and mathematics.

    And where did you get this from?

    And said leftist geniuses for some reason never can point to the perpetrator of male “white privilege” but certainly try to make up for that with the bullying of boys by the “progressive” school establishment.

    From your comment about finding ‘the perpetrator of male “white privilege”‘ it seems pretty clear that you don’t even understand the concept of inherent privilege in a system.

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    rvb8 says:

    Whatever you say groovamos Christians, particularly in the States are forever playing victim. FOX News during Saturnalia is a case in point.

    Ken Ham believes his Ark Park is under threat because of perceived anti-Christian bias,(really, he’s getting Tax assistance and so must follow ‘Equal Opportunity Employment Law’, this has him seething, he cannot fathom why aid from the State demands abidance by State Law,) and here there is the belief that their Design ideas are being ‘expelled’.

    The reality is that any politician, from schoolboard to town council, to State Gov and above had better show their Christian, occasionally Jewish, and sometimes Mormon credentials, or they will be expelled.

    The writers of the Constitution were wary of this, hence the Constitution.

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    Bob O'H says:

    We say, when it comes to the facts and mechanisms of evolution, please, more science (Biologic Institute) and less religion (BioLogos).

    I totally agree. Please Biologic Institute, more science.

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    humbled says:

    “New atheists are small group of Western intellectuals” oh get over yourself… They are more like a bunch of whiney rebellious immature teenagers.

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