In “Where We Stand: No Adam, No Eve, No Gospel”(June 6, 2011), Christianity Today, tells us, editorially speaking, “The historical Adam debate won’t be resolved tomorrow, so stay engaged.” It is hard to see why, from their performance, that anyone should stay engaged in whatever they have to say about that.
We first noted their “Just up-from-apes” Adam and Eve story in early June. I was heading into the United States with a biophysicist who is a Christian (and has suffered much hatred on that account), and we talked for some time about the problem of Christian “good works” selling out to materialist theory, a problem that greatly concerned him. I wrote about the CT story, and got a swift response from a news editor.
Look, Christianity Today landed the ape-like Adam and Eve on the more serious Christian world. Their editorial is nothing but half-hearted justifications along these lines: Most Christians are backward, non-science ninnies. Enlightened Christians recognize that anyone in a lab coat, spouting numbers, is to be believed.
Most Christians know that’s false. For one thing, our life experience too often contradicts the number-spouting lab coat.
It all felt so weird because I used to write for CT. When I asked around how the editors could possibly get everything so wrong, a number of people quietly intimated to me that CT was no longer a serious Christian mag, just another collection of sellouts to whatever gets funded, by piety if not government. I wouldn’t have believed it, but this whole thing happened, in my lifetime.
Oddly I travelled back part of the way home with a mathematician who had himself dealt with materialist censorship, aimed at supporting free-lunch nonsense.
Beat goes on.
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