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Christianity &Science Admin on 10 Feb 2007 05:30 pm

Evolution Sunday, February 11, 2007

Tomorrow is “Evolution Sunday” according to this page:

Evolution Sunday 2007

Evolution Sunday is a celebration of Science and Religion working together. According to the page:

On 11 February 2007 hundreds of congregations from all portions of the country and a host of denominations will come together to discuss the compatibility of religion and science. For far too long, strident voices, in the name of Christianity, have been claiming that people must choose between religion and modern science. More than 10,000 Christian clergy have already signed The Clergy Letter demonstrating that this is a false dichotomy. Now, on the 198th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin, many of these leaders will bring this message to their congregations through sermons and/or discussion groups. Together, participating religious leaders will be making the statement that religion and science are not adversaries. And, together, they will be elevating the quality of the national debate on this topic.

A member of The WWGHA Forum offered this perspective:


If a congregation believes that science and religon are compatible…

Then that congregation will not participate in prayer…

Because prayer is scientifically proven to be a superstition.

If a congregation believes that science and religon are compatible…

Then that congregation will understand that the Bible’s creation story is a myth…

Will then extrapolate and understand that all Bible stories are myths…

Including Jesus’ miracles, resurrection and assention…

And will then abandon the Bible and the mythical Jesus.

If a congregation believes that science and religon are compatible…

Then that congregation will realize that there is zero empirical evidence for God…

And plentiful empirical evidence against God…

And will therefore discard their belief in God.

In other words, science and religion are completely incompatible. It is time to discard religion because religion is nonsense. See Why Won’t God Heal Amputees? for details.

5 Responses to “Evolution Sunday, February 11, 2007”

  1. on 11 Feb 2007 at 1:30 am 1.mattstarrs said …

    To be expected from a WWGHA Forum member.

    A thoroughly credible and unbiased source. NOT!

    And the rhetoric –

    Blows about scientifically proven facts and empirical research, but fails to support the claim with a single reference. Not that references are hard to come by, but a fair appraisal acknowledges that there is an abundance of research both for and against these claims, and the tortuous task of sifting through the empirical design of the research and the particular biases of the authors is almost never done. I would bet my bottom dollar that it wasn’t done by either the WWGHA forum member or the bottom feeder that offered it here as something worth writing about.

    Just another rant.

    Nothing for us to learn.

    Nothing to research.

    Just an unsubstantiated opinion that supports the opinion of the site owner. Very sloppy.

    Is that the best you’ve got?

  2. on 13 Feb 2007 at 7:55 am 2.Anfauglir said …

    The point I think is not that religion and science are incompatible, but that faith and scientific discovery tend to be mutually exclusive.

    Hundreds of years ago, everywhere you looked you could see the inescapable hand of God – rainbows, for example: good weather for crops; people dying (and/or recovering from) various plagues. Back when science was the attempt to turn lead to gold, it was easy to have faith, because God was the only answer to everything.

    As scientific discoveries rattle every onwards, that faith has to change. Rainbows, for example, are no longer something that God draws in the sky, it’s the refraction of light through water. Not to say that that necessarily denies faith, since you can still believe that God put the rules in place – but in answering the “how” of so much, it does seem to require greater and greater faith.

  3. on 13 Feb 2007 at 10:13 am 3.Mushinronjya said …

    Very good post Anf.

  4. on 13 Feb 2007 at 3:07 pm 4.thedawn said …

    I think science and religion can be reconciled, and I also think the argument put forth by this WWGHA member is full of fallacies. The belief that science and religion are compatible will not necessarily end with a total disbelief in God. This deduction does not work. I don’t see why people try to explain everything from either science or religion or some other perspective. Many things can only fully be understood through a combination of perspecives. Love, for example cannot be comletely understood through the Kinsey reports or even through Shakespeare, but through a mixing of these different facets that each focus on and experience. I’m sorry I missed the news that it was Evolution Sunday. It’s exciting to see people reconciling differences by making them cooperate.

  5. on 13 Feb 2007 at 10:46 pm 5.Mushinronjya said …

    “The belief that science and religion are compatible will not necessarily end with a total disbelief in God.”

    If one were to follow logic to its obvious extension, then yes, the belief in a god would be tossed.

    The bi-product of science *is* the subtle destruction of theism.

    “I don’t see why people try to explain everything from either science”

    We only know anything using logic, reason, evidence. i.e. science.

    “Love, for example cannot be comletely understood”

    Love is a description of emotions.
    It can be understood just fine.

    “It’s exciting to see people reconciling differences by making them cooperate.”

    Theistic religion and science do not and will not ever cooperate. Theism must be tossed if we are to survive and be happy as a species.

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