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Monday, December 1, 2008

What were they thinking of?

Two articles I’ve seen recently allow an interesting, but unsurprising conclusion when juxtaposed.

First Article
In the Sydney Morning Herald’s Spectrum for 29November 08 the following answers were given to the popular “Big Question:” “Is the idea of God the biggest idea of all?”

A 1: No. The idea of God springs from our huge egos and the resulting notion that a ‘creator’ must be huge-er. It’s an in-built survival technique because 99% of people reach middle age bitterly disappointed with their lives and need a crutch to get through the last years.

A 2: Struth, no. Why do you think we called our city Darwin?

Second Article
Then in the latest edition of Creation magazine from an interview with the president of the Ezra Institute of Contemporary Christianity in Toronto:

Q: Some Christians say the subject of origins is a side issue. From someone who’s been out there among the people for a long time, what is your opinion?

A: Suggesting this is a ‘side issue’ not only reveals a lack of exposure to sceptics and seekers in our time, but profound ignorance of the Bible and the elementary questions of philosophy. Can you imagine, Moses, Jesus, Paul, Copernicus, Galileo or even Darwin, Marx and Freud referring to the question of origins as a ‘side issue’?

I believe many Christians feel ill equipped to deal with the subject, as it is almost never preached about. However, the church will continue to be irrelevant to our time, if we persist in such thoughtless evasions.

The Conclusion
The writers in Article 1 are in complete agreement with the views expressed in Article 2, that origins is critical. Note, the writers in Article 1 are probably not Christians. They are certainly not SAD boys, because they see the issue with a clarity that escapes the SAD and it frantic ‘connect09’ farce.

I hope for the sake of the lost that C09 does good. I just don’t think that it will.

3 comments:

gwen said...

Well, Eric, you see, speaking for the Diocese of Sydney, I must remind you that this YECism is such a divisive issue we don't like to deal with it.

Don't worry about truth because it too is a divisive issue. No, we want harmony and will do all that is luke-warm to achieve that.

Your having quoted these sources doesn't alter our direction. There is not enough time to consider what you raise. We are right now in the midst of drawing the energy of all our respective parishioners into the organising of our annual Carols event. This is very important because we do get good numbers of the community coming along. They don't come to church otherwise but they do come along to Carols. This is Connecting with the community! Very, very rarely does their attendance translate into conversion to Jesus Christ but, Hey, they come along and that is better than anything else we do. Who cares if they come along, then go home, come again next year, then go home, come again next ...,

Anyway must go. Have to print off the song sheets for distribution on the night then go and buy the sausages for the sausage sizzle.

Gwen

Ktisophilos said...

Of course, Gwen. Christmas celebrates the fact that the baby whose birth is celebrated is no less than the Creator of the Universe (CMI has something on this, Christmas and Genesis). But SAD says that evolution is OK, which tells people that there is no need for a Creator, which means no need for Christ who IS the Creator.

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