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Lydia Leftcoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 06:17 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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