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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
MARK BARNA
THE GAZETTE


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.

http://www.gazette.com/articles/pulpit-92313-charles-un...
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