Comment on The ‘Found’ World of Genesis 1: Is Theistic Evolution a Meaningful Option for Seventh-day Adventists? by Shane Hilde.
Adventist kid: I surely hope you havenâ€™t been riding your bicycle, drinking milk, eating cinnamon, or taking showers on Saturday.
This comment demonstrates a lack of understanding regarding what Ellen White has said on the issues listed. The opinion of the author is clear, he has rejected her as a messenger of God. That’s his choice, but is not representative of a Seventh-day Adventist which he keeps trying to present himself as.
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Adventist kid: Apparently Shane thinks heâ€™s the arbiter of what represents Adventism. I beg to differ.
I don’t have to be, but I do know what Seventh-day Adventists believe. You obviously disagree with several of their beliefs. So you may be a Christian, but to claim you’re an Adventist while rejecting several of their major beliefs seems a bit irrational.
Professor Kent: It may well be that we have to dig to find the 0.2% of science that supports a young earth and fiat creation, but that is what this website is all about.
No, this website is all about the following:
1. Transparency at LSU.
2. LSU employing professors who are not representing the beliefs of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in their classes.
3. We would like to see a fair, supportive, and encouraging environment for students who believe in the churchâ€™s position on creation.
4. The Bible find its place as the ultimate authority on all it touches upon within the classroom.
A creationist who thinks the weight of evidence is in favor of evolutionary thoery, is no good to Adventist education. I would even go so far to say that they’re more harm than a straight evolutionist.
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@Eddie: The Bible does not specify an age of accountability (to my knowledge), but the Israelites considered the age of 12 to be the turning point. I wouldn’t base a theology off of tradition though. Also, it’s not our place to judge what happens to those who have not been able to make a decision.
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@David Read: And perhaps not something Christ would do. I can understand your frustration though. I’ve been on the verge of quitting this whole thing many times. I’ve been guilty of letting that frustration control and influence things I shouldn’t have said.
I have to remind myself to look at the big picture. In the end all those who are not supposed to be in the church will be sifted out. I pray I am not one of them.
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I know from talking to a couple of reporters from Press Enterprise and Inside Higher Ed that Randal Wisbey was effective in shutting down communication between any outsiders and the biology faculty. It appears he made himself the only channel of communication between the board and biology faculty.
I emailed Larry Becker about what bylaw the board members broke that was worthy of dismissal, and I have yet to hear a response from him.
I would also note that board members at other universities appear to be free to talk to the faculty.
Another interesting point. He removes three board members for trying to work on the problem and come up with a solution, and then turns around sort of embraces what they’re doing. He can’t publicly condemn it because everyone can see, whether you agree with what they wrote or not, that it’s a significant step for the faculty to be speaking to the church.
Did he forbid the document from being published? No. If you’re really excited about seeing the biology department making advancements in solving the issue, why are you removing the people who are making that happen. He never did anything like that.
What has Wisbey done to address and fix this issue? Nothing. He’s dragged it out, lied about what’s been happening, and told everyone involved to shut up or get in trouble. What on earth is he trying to do?
Who knows, he might even be a part of the underground movement to sever LSU from the church by using WASC as the big hammer. It’s obvious from one former board member, there was interest in using WASC to manipulate the situation.