Originally posted by Proper Knob
This is a continuation of our conversation we started today, but instead of hijacking the thread again i feel a new one would be better.
I was thinking today about your comments with regard to the theory of evolution, and how you keep stating your view that evolution projects a materilaistic view of the world devoid of an intelligent creator. But then ...[text shortened]... r assertion that evolution depicts a materialistic world devoid of a creator is simply not true.
while I am flattered in your interest dear Noobster whether the church of England or the Catholic church or any other so called Christian organisation accepts the theory of evolution is neither here not there for they accept many non scriptural ideas and practices. The fact of the matter is, and we have been through this before, God knows we have been through it, it cannot be substantiated scripturally and quite clearly it is diametrically opposed to what Christ taught and what is recorded in the bible. What they have attempted is nothing more than a watering down of the teachings of Christ resulting in an adulteration of his teachings.
when i refer to evolution as being purely materialistic i am referring not to the basterdisation of scripture at the hands of the church of England and others but to the contemporary scientific view of the emergence of life from non living matter (abiogenesis) and its diversification (evolutionary hypothesis). If you want to know how others assert that the two are compatible you need to ask infidels like Zapansy who profess that God has used evolution (an assertion for which there is no scriptural basis nor scientific basis (that is why they vehemently deny the flood, the creation of humans and assert that everyone who does not share their views are ignorant) even though these things were taught by Christ). What they have in fact done is abandon the teachings of Christ and have supplanted it with a materialistic view of the emergence of life, whether they accept this or not, that is what they have done.
I shall repeat this once more, there is no scriptural nor scientific evidence that God has used the theory of evolution to create and diversify the many varied forms of life that we see today.
when you press them for evidence of this, they are in a quandry, for they either must deny the teachings of Christ and the bible (you get the usual assertions, created does not really mean created , its an analogy, its used in some other context, its metaphorical, it does not presume a creator , you know the usual tosh and watering down), or they must accept contemporary scientific thought, you know the stuff , pre biotic soup, primitive atmosphere, amino acids, proteins, building blocks of life, cells blah de blah. or you get others like our Fabian who is at the very early stages of his spiritual development and would dearly like to believe in science and God and that God used science, a matter for which he has not the slightest piece of evidence except wishful thinking.
Just for emphasis and so there is no mistake, there is no scriptural nor scientific evidence that God has used the theory of evolution to create and diversify the many varied forms of life that we see today.