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Journal fishdan's Journal: Have You Heard The Good News? 1

This Sunday, many Christians of varying denominations will be doing something that will surprise many /. readers. They will hold special services celebrating Charles Darwin's theory of evolution. Their purpose? Refuting creationism, which claims the biblical account of creation is literally true, and which is increasingly being promoted under the guise of "intelligent design".

"For far too long, strident voices, in the name of Christianity, have been claiming that people must choose between religion and modern science," says Michael Zimmerman, founder of Evolution Sunday and dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Butler University in Indianapolis. In the Clergy Letters, Zimmerman goes on to state: "Religious truth is of a different order from scientific truth. Its purpose is not to convey scientific information but to transform hearts."

I'm not Christian, but I think I might attend one of the services (listed on the first link) near my house to show my support for rational religion.

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  • I'll gladly trade scripture with anyone who claims that God is incapable of having created the universe in seven days. Is there anything which is impossible for God? No, there isn't.

    At the same time I don't like to interpret the creation story literally. Maybe God created the universe in seven earth days but our research into the matter, as a human race, leads us to believe that the world is much older than the Biblically traceable seven or eight thousand years.

    Along the lines of intelligent design, thou

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