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About *Consistent Christians* and the Paluxysaurus jonesi - creationism versus evolution (Glen Rose)

18 October 2009 at 3:37:02 PM

There was a jaw-dropping letter to the editor in the FW Star-Telegram the other day from a man who obviously eschews science. He took issue with the restoration of paluxysaurus jonesi that is going to be put in the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History. NOTE: The Fort Worth Museum is a SCIENCE museum and not one of the blind faith creationism joints. One of the man's main points is that Chrsitians believe that dinosaurs were created 6000 years ago.

Thousands of professing Christians, including scientists with advanced degrees, deny basic elements of his account and views held by unbelieving paleontologists. (1) Consistent Christians believe God created dinosaurs relatively recently — about 6,000 years ago — whereas skeptical scientists assert they lived 100 million years ago. (2) Christians contend that dinosaurs were created as dinosaurs instead of evolving from prehistoric life that spontaneously sprang from nonlife 3 billion years ago. (3) Consistent Christians believe that dinosaurs became extinct after the worldwide Noaic flood 4,500 years ago.

Huh? Oh, he speaks for ALL CHRISTIANS of whatever sect? I don't think so. And neither do these responders, some of whom are Christians, who point out that his is only one sect, the fundamentalists, that ignore science.  Here was a comment I especially liked.

Hollerman and "thousands of professing Christians" have declared that their religious beliefs trump science, and they have a constitutional right to their notions. On top of that, they also have their churches, family units, private schools, home schooling, colleges that teach pseudo-science and the amazing Creation Museums in which Noah built a third tier on the "ark" to keep dinosaurs at a respectful distance. Fine.

Those of us who do not share the beliefs of "thousands" ask only that you use the aforementioned resources to educate your young, accustom yourselves to the thought of life in a Third World country and leave the rest of us alone!

and this one.

I don’t know whom Hollerman was referring to in his letter when he wrote about "Consistent Christians." I guess he means "fundamentalists" since they’re the only ones who believe in Bronze Age myths rather than modern science. Or perhaps he means people who believe the pseudo-science in the silly, anti-evolution Christian fundamentalist Web sites he cited.

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1 - christian scientist   21 Oct 2009 @ 10:57:19 AM 

I am a Christian and a scientist with advanced degrees from Tier 1 universities.  I would love to know what a "consistent" Christian is.  I consistently believe in evolution.  Am I a consistent Christian? I am constantly embarrassed by what other Christians do and say in the name of God.  I consistently feel this way.  Am I a consistent Christian? I can only hope and pray that this man is in the vocal minority.  For those of us that are educated Christians, let's stand up and speak with authority, and not let idiots make our religion and faith look bad! Faith and science are compatible, in fact, they compliment each other.  Let's show the world, how our God is at work in science.  Let's show the world that by assigning God a time frame and making assumptions that are contrary to scientific evidence, we limit the scope of our faith and we limit the God that we profess to be omnipotent, omnipresent, and omniscient.

2 - humanbeing   21 Oct 2009 @ 6:35:32 PM 

And some people just don't have any imagination. 

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