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PULPIT: Darwinism still unconvincing to most Christians
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PULPIT: Darwinism still unconvincing to most Christians

January 16, 2010 2:16 PM

Charles Darwin cant get any respect from most American Christians.

Last year, secular groups honored Darwins 200th birthday and the 150th anniversary of the publication of his The Origin of Species. His ideas on evolution and natural selection are the bedrock of modern biology. Darwinism is increasingly being viewed as fact rather than theory.

Yet most Christians arent impressed.

A 2009 Gallup Poll revealed that only 39 percent of Americans believe evolution is true. Natural selection the idea that random mutations in species resulting in survival advantages are the engine of evolution fares even worse. Only 14 percent buy it, according to Gallup. Gallups editor in chief Frank Newport says Christian beliefs are the main reason Americans remain skeptical of Darwinism.

Bryce Lee of Simla, a speck of a town 50 miles east of Colorado Springs, has taken his anti-Darwinism to seldom-reached heights. Four years ago, he started The Non-Evolution Revolution seminar at his CrossRoads Youth Center, a nonprofit ministry to children and teens. His next seminar is Feb. 7.

Lee believes the earth is about 7,000 years old, dinosaurs existed in the Garden of Eden, and the Genesis creation story is literally true.
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  -PULPIT: Darwinism still unconvincing to most Christians IndianaGreen  Jan-17-10 01:09 PM   #0 
  - Think of it as an addiction - like alcoholism  Xipe Totec   Jan-17-10 01:10 PM   #1 
  - People forget that Darwin was a Christian too.  CJCRANE   Jan-17-10 01:14 PM   #2 
  - and then, like an honest man, he gave up the one that was wrong  enki23   Jan-17-10 02:12 PM   #5 
     - I'm not a scientist  CJCRANE   Jan-17-10 02:17 PM   #6 
  - That is terrifying.  Sinistrous   Jan-17-10 01:14 PM   #3 
  - Who are these Christians?  Ecumenist   Jan-17-10 01:15 PM   #4 
  - I wonder who these anti-evolution Christians are, too  Lydia Leftcoast   Jan-17-10 05:17 PM   #10 
     - Do you know if that professor had ever taught a class on Genesis before?  uberllama42   Jan-17-10 10:13 PM   #14 
        - The Genesis course was a new one, premiered that year  Lydia Leftcoast   Jan-17-10 10:27 PM   #15 
  - Are we still beating Turkey?  pokerfan   Jan-17-10 02:19 PM   #7 
  - There should be a World Creationism Convention  CJCRANE   Jan-17-10 02:34 PM   #8 
  - The vacuum of stupid from a convention like that would suck away IQ points....  rd_kent   Jan-17-10 05:25 PM   #12 
     - It would be a black hole of ignorance...  BolivarianHero   Jan-20-10 12:55 AM   #20 
  - Certainly makes it easy......  frebrd   Jan-17-10 03:01 PM   #9 
  - The Non-Evolution Revolution seminar - AKA THE IGNORANCE TOUR  rd_kent   Jan-17-10 05:22 PM   #11 
  - It's not clear what these polls actually measure. A 2007 Gallup poll found 53%  struggle4progress   Jan-17-10 06:05 PM   #13 
  - I have always wondered what percentage of people  ChadwickHenryWard   Feb-06-10 11:03 PM   #23 
  - And yet these same "creationists....."  DeSwiss   Jan-18-10 12:09 AM   #16 
  - Alternate poll results title...  gcomeau   Jan-19-10 11:01 AM   #17 
  - If the numbers are actually this low.....then America is screwed!  Vehl   Jan-20-10 12:49 AM   #18 
  - You caught me...I'm a bigot.  BolivarianHero   Jan-20-10 12:52 AM   #19 
  - Hmmm...  gcomeau   Jan-22-10 11:42 AM   #21 
  - The average IQ is 100....enough said.  RagAss   Feb-06-10 09:56 PM   #22 

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