Friday, February 10, 2006

This Sunday - Darwin Day

Feb 12, 1809. On this date, two great men were born- Abraham Limcoln, Emancipator of American Slaves and Charles Darwin, Emanicpator of the Human Mind.

There are many events being held in Canada, the US, the UK, Italy, Spain and possibly elsewhere. No Korean events listed. Details can be found here. One interesting point is that many of the events are being held in churches (the events are pro-Darwin, BTW).

10 comments:

Nathan B. said...

A fascinating little post! Yes, many churches have made their peace with Darwin, especially the United and Anglican churches.

Anonymous said...

Having checked out the 'evolution' section at sermonaudio.com, I am of the opinion that, even among the scientific and spiritual communities there is much room for debate and no easy polarities. What do you think, having listened to at least one sermon by Ken Ham, for instance?

Anonymous said...

I've also clicked on the 'get answers' section at answersingenesis.org, which proved to be very interesting indeed!

Anonymous said...

Wow! Just checked out

http://www.answersingenesis.org/home/area/faq/darwin.asp

God or Darwin... is it a contest?

Anonymous said...

sorry, that's...

http://www.answersingenesis.
org/home/area/faq/darwin.asp

kwandongbrian said...

I think Ken Ham is, well, a bad man, for subverting children before they have a chance to think critically for themselves.

In an article, Ham told children to question their teachers with, "Were you there?" - telling them that if they weren't there, they shouldn't claim to know what happened.
I am sure that many convicted felons wish he were on the jury, "What? No one saw it? Forensic evidence isn't enough. Let him go."
YOu have posted twice while I prepared an answer. I will post this now in hopes of catching you and may write more...I hope you visit again.

kwandongbrian said...

Anon,

I just checked out your link.
It is interesting in a sickening sort of way. Especially the supposed connection between Evolution and Nazism.
You can find 'Mein Kompf' - or however you spell it- online and that makes it searchable. If you search it, you will not find mention of Darwin or evolution. If you find the word, 'selection', it will probably not be relating to Natural selection. However, if you search for 'God' or 'Creator', you will get hits.

Now, my big difference from Ken Ham is that I can understand that people misuse other's ideas for their own ends. Even if Hitler used (misused) the theory of evolution to endorse his evil acts, that does not make evolution evil. And by the same token, the fact that Hitler did indeed misuse Christianity, does not make Christianity evil.

Or, regarding your question, "God or Darwin...is it a contest?" The answer is , "No." As pointed out in the main post, many churches accept both Christianity and the evidence for evolution. THere are many devout Christians who also feel Evolution best explains the evidence.

Anonymous said...

It seems that for every biblical victory (Israel, 1948... Dead Sea Scrolls) there is also a victory for the forces of darkness (Holocaust... destruction of many different species). I would suggest that nowadays it is easier to 'believe' than ever before, but it is also easier not to believe than ever before. No one can prove God's existence, yet no one can disprove it. The question is a question of what you choose to put your faith in... the word of God or the word of man!

Anonymous said...

For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and four-footed beasts, and creeping things. (Romans 1; 20-23)

kwandongbrian said...

Anon',

I am uncertain the point of your last two comments. Once again, one of the main points of the post is that people don't -do not - don't have to give up God to choose science or vice versa.