Christianity Thomas on 21 Feb 2011 12:02 am
If you look across the Internet you can find dozens of Baptist churches, encompassing hundreds of thousands of members, who proudly proclaim their belief in nonsense. For example:
Creation: We believe the Genesis account of creation as being neither allegory nor myth, but a literal, sudden and historical account of the direct, immediate and supernatural creative acts of the Triune Godhead without any evolutionary process whatsoever. We hold that the creation days of Genesis One were six literal 24-hour days.
Some churches take their nonsense a step further:
Creation. We believe the Genesis account of creation as being neither allegory nor myth, but a literal, historical account of the direct, immediate, creative acts of God, in the Person of Jesus Christ, without any evolutionary process. We believe that God created the universe and all that was contained therein, in six literal, 24-hour periods.
We believe man, created by a direct work of God and not from any previously existing forms of life, is made up of body, soul and spirit. All men are descending from the historical Adam and Eve, first parents of the entire human race. Hence, we reject the Theory of Evolution, the Gap Theory, the Day-Age Theory, Theistic Evolution or any other secular or scientific, humanistic attempt to reason or discredit the Biblical account as unscriptural and false theories of origin. (Genesis 1-2; Exodus 20:11)
Reading the rest of the statement of faith, the level of delusion and insanity is breathtaking.
What is an intelligent person to do with a group of people who openly proclaim such utter nonsense?