Comment on Walla Walla University: The Collegian Debates Evolution vs. Creation by Bill.
@BobRyan: I’m sorry, Bob, but I am appalled that you would claim that “teachers arguing for their perception of truth” is only a characteristic of public universities. It is not – or at least it shouldn’t be. Our Adventist institutions have a reputation of training individuals to be intellectually and ethically sound. In my mind, the only way this can be achieved is if one is honest about the evidence which he or she has witnessed and uses the rules of logic to come to an honest conclusion.
This means that when we witness the overwhelming amount of evidence which blows a few holes in our imperfect theology, (which, I hope you will agree is imperfect, despite its incredible validity and truth when applied to our lives) we don’t freak out and throw it away, but perhaps we admit that there are a few things which we don’t know for certain. We continue to have faith and love the Jesus who is real in our lives and died to save us, but we realize that we don’t have a monopoly on truth. Strict creationism has theoretical flaws. Strict Evolutionism has theoretical flaws. If any man claims to know everything, he is a fool. We are called to “do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with our God.” I’m far from this, but I know their is a God who loves me, and that humbles me.
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Walla Walla University: The Collegian Debates Evolution vs. Creation
@CDV: Speaking of logical reasoning, ever heard of ad hominem? It’s not that I disagree with you, but let’s try to foster responsible, thought provoking conversation which lifts us into a better understanding of where each of us stands.