By Sean Pitman
Regarding the issue of promotion of evolutionary theories at LSU and the opposition to the SDA notion of a literal creation week by several of LSU’s science and even religion professors, I am personally convinced that these professors sincerely and honestly believe what they are teaching regarding the â€œtruthâ€ of the modern mainstream evolutionary story of origins and their skepticism regarding the SDA concept of a truly literal creation week.Â Therefore, they are not â€œliars.”Â I believe that they are in error in what they believe to be true, but they are not deliberately teaching error or â€œlyingâ€.
However, the professors are knowingly undermining the SDA church for whom they work while on the dime of the church. Even though this isn’t lying, per say, it is, in my book, a clear moral wrong. It is a form of stealing.
The LSU administrators and PR staff, on the other hand, are not in the same boat as the LSU professors. They are in a worse position compared to the LSU professors. They know what is really being promoted as the truth at LSU. They know that their science professors believe in and actively promote long-age evolutionary ideas while discounting the SDA position on a literal creation week. Yet, these administrators and representatives of LSU are going around telling everyone that this is not the case, that everyone at LSU is in full support of the SDA church and all of the churchâ€™s fundamental doctrines. This, as they full well know, is a bold faced lie. There simply is no other word to describe what they are doing. They are deliberately lying to us, the parents and guardians of the children of the church.
Why are the LSU representatives deliberately lying to us? Do we not have the right to know the truth as to what is really being taught to our young people? Why all this deception? Why not at least be open and honest with people about what you really stand for and about what each one of their professors really believes and promotes?
I just donâ€™t get it. I donâ€™t understand all this deliberate deception and I donâ€™t understand why some people are getting angry with those who are striving to produce real openness, honesty, and transparency on this issue.