Thinking about Al Mohler’s response to Giberson and Stephens’ attack on “anti-science” American evangelicals in the New York Times: The problem isn’t that they want evangelicals to forsake their religious tradition for another one.
That would be a fair proposition. Paul offered to debate the Athenian philosophers on Mars Hill, with the idea that if they ended up persuaded that there is only one God, they ought to convert.
But Giberson and Stephens don’t want evangelicals to forsake their tradition for a different religion. They want them to forsake it for a rat’s nest of crackpot ideas. Which is what so often counts for science these days.
You know what I mean: Apes have cultures, just like people; any soap opera plot can be pasted onto the unwritten book of human evolution; cows become whales, no problem; we live in a giant sim, a giant hologram, a multiverse where anything is possible except science – courtesy, ScienceTM …. the stuff of so many “science pages” today … all to be believed in preference to the Gospel – merely on the word of some “authorities” in science.
We’ve covered a fair bit of the nonsense here at Uncommon Descent, and we are sandbagging for way more.
It’s not that evangelicals would have something different to believe if they listened to these folk. They would have a cacophony of nothing to believe. Or nonsense. Or whatever. If they’re fool enough.
While I’m here: About some of the issues these types think we aren’t being “Christian”about:
– Yes, some people can “pray away the gay.” I know someone who did. I attended his Wedding Mass, and you can be sure he wasn’t marrying a guy, not in that church. Over the priests’ dead bodies, maybe. Not that time though.
-I also think it is grossly unethical to claim on the one hand that everyone should understand being gay and also claim that a guy who feels he is gay – but doesn’t want to be gay – should be discouraged from therapy. Why isn’t it that guy’s own business and nobody else’s?
– Second, there is so much political corruption around the climate change debate that all reasonable Christians should be dispensed from believing anything whatever about it except that there are quite a few liars and frauds out there (surprise, surprise). We’ll have to cope with the resulting bills anyway.
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