Comment on Mrs. White: “Don’t send your children to…” by Adventist in High School.
Also, not every biology class pushes life on earth for millions of years, common ancestry, etc. There are at least 4 classes that do. That is 4 classes too many.
It seems as if you’re being overly protective here. Are you conceding that belief in young earth creationism is so fragile, or so easily dis-proven that simply being exposed to a profession espousing the opposite viewpoint is going to cause its supporters to deflect to the other side?
Or, perhaps you are suggesting that college students are so unintelligent, that simply being exposed to more than one viewpoint in classes will so confuse them that they will not know what to believe?
At least that’s how it’s sounding to me.
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With all due respect, true scientists remain objective until they have exhausted and considered ALL angles, including thoroughly considering Creationism.
That would be nice if creationism was science. Perhaps you should read The Greatest Show on Earth by Richard Dawkins. My friends and I read it at Academy together. Asking a Scientist to prove that evolution is true is akin to denying that Latin ever existed to a Spanish teacher. A quite ridiculous proposition. Thus, all scientific angles should be considered, and when I say science, I mean, mainstream peer-reviewed science.
…ridiculed students if they dared bring it up. Interestingâ€¦. Who has been the bully exactly?
Those are unsubstantiated accusations. What we had was a largely orchestrated campaign of character assassination against professors at La Sierra by the extreme right-wing element in the church, the equivalent of the Tea Party in modern day politics.
Like I said, falling to these ridiculous attacks will do little to help La Sierra. I know quite a few of my friends and I plan to attend non-Adventist colleges as a result of these concerns.
Keeping these professors because there may not be others would be a testament to our lack of faith. God will provide in His time.
…As he has done so generously at Southern Adventist University with, what is it, four Biology positions open?
If we have any hope of winning back any of the precious souls lost because of this, then the message has to be clear and unequivocal â€” What happend was not right. What you were taught was not right.
Oh right, because having a papal bull style declaration is somehow going to change the position of those who have examined real, mainstream science and come to their conclusion.
Interesting line of thought…
La Sierra University won’t neglect creation teaching, president, chairman vow
The moment someone quotes an imbecile like David Asscherick with any credibility, who even Wikipedia states became a pastor without a college degree, you know they’re just pushing an anti-Science agenda and should lose all credibility.
It’s unfortunate that La Sierra has buckled under the ridiculous attacks that wreaked of McCarthyism. Off I go to non-Adventist colleges to get a REAL education! It’s too bad, really, I was seriously considering La Sierra.
LSU and the Denomination should not allow WASC to impose its will on a Seventh-day Adventist institution. If WASC decides to pull its accreditation because LSU decided to stand up for educating truth, then LSU will be better off without them. As it now stands, as far as this issue is concerned, WASC appears more in the business of racketeering than accrediting.
WASC should keep its hands off the teachings of the church as expressed in its educational arm.
Bravo, Jonathan! My feelings exactly! If this accrediation association canâ€™t handle our church teaching its own beliefs in its own institution they should be told to take a flying leap at a rolling donut.
Are we really suggesting that La Sierra would be better off unaccredited? If you want an unaccredited school that teaches SDA beliefs, go to Hartland or Weimar. Leave La Sierra for those of us who want an Adventist campus that teaches science.