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Lydia Leftcoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 05:17 PM
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10. I wonder who these anti-evolution Christians are, too
I went to a Lutheran college in the early 1970s, and evolution was completely non-controversial when I took Studies in Genesis for one of my required religion courses. The professor was pleasantly surprised to find that he didn't have to explain that the first chapters of Genesis were myth to this class of Midwestern college students, most of whom were Lutheran or some other kind of Protestant and about half of whom were from small towns.

Evolution became "controversial" again (like school prayer, which never existed in most of the U.S.) when Reagan started courting the fundamentalists.

All of a sudden, it was OK to be a theocrat.

With Texas essentially controlling what gets into the nation's textbooks, I wouldn't be surprised if a huge number of young people for the past thirty years have simply never had evolution explained to them properly.

Catholics have nothing against evolution, nor do mainstream Protestants or Jews.

If people in those groups are Creationists, they're not getting it in church but from ideas floating around in the larger culture.

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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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