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Sunday, April 13, 2008

Mad about death

It just came back to me. One of the maddest things I'd heard about death, creaton and the Bible, in years.

I was at a talk given by a Christian academic who, when asked about the significance of death in his theolgy (his idea was that God 'created' using evolution), pooh-poohed the notion of there being no death before Adam, by saying something along the lines of:

"Of course there was death before Adam, eukaryote cells were dying all the time, that's how organisms work".

How he betrayed his minor knowledge of Genesis, and his willingness to challenge scripture to maintain his argument. A not even careful reading will reveal that 'death' refers to those creatures with 'soulish' life, not cells!

4 comments:

neil moore said...

Eric, your story brings to mind another old line "surely Adam and Eve were treading on ants and killing them before they sinned!"

Anything, anything at all to stay in with the world! That is the lengths that many in the Diocese will go to.

Neil Moore

Ktisophilos said...

Did he also bring up plants dying? Don't expect these intellectually dishonest AngloCompromisers to read what they are attacking!

Eric said...

I don't think the guy was an Anglican: Presbyterian elder, I believe.

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