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Response to David Zephyr (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 04:28 AM

8. Quick, check the Book of Revelation!

Quick, check the Book of Revelation! I think this may be one of the signs!

When it comes to religions, the attitude towards "new" ideas like evolution which are in conflict with holy scripture will follow the usual path:

1. Vociferous denial and vigorous opposition. Denounce, prosecute, or even execute the infidels who proclaim the new idea.
2. Embarrassed silence, as the new idea is too obviously true to denounce any longer.
3. Grudging acceptance. This "new" idea is not actually in conflict with out holy scripture if you read this passage as metaphor.
4. Claim the holy books said so all along, and the reinterpretation of vague passages that could be twisted to support the "new" idea get the official seal of approval (Hork! Hork!)
5. Vociferous denial and vigorous opposition to those challenging the now accepted and officially approved "new" idea with refinements and new data. The cycle begins anew.

Christianity has been vacillating between 2. and 3. when it comes to evolution and creationism for a while now, even regressing at times.

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