I’m thankful for the articles included in “The evolution question”
(October). For many years I’ve believed that evolution could be the
method as to how God is creating the universe and the Earth. Though we
really don’t need to know, it seems to be the most plausible
explanation. The quotation from Gordon Rasmussen on page 15
says it all for me: “I just can’t understand the fuss. Why is it
creation or evolution? Why can’t it be creation by means of evolution?”
My biological studies and the Spirit lead me to the same conclusion.
Judge did his job
I followed last year’s trial of Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School District
closely. I was trying to reconcile the black-or-white and
all-or-nothing views that were propounded by each side. I wondered
where the gray area was. From a professional perspective (I’m a
paralegal), I wondered if the judge would rule along political lines
(as happens all too often) or, perhaps, rely on the Constitution and
the rule of law. Whether or not you agree with Judge John E. Jones
decision, he did his job: interpreting current law and not rewriting
that law. I admire Jones’ personal faith and his willingness to share
his story. Thank you for giving us three different views of this
Luther and ID
To the arguments
against “intelligent design” I offer the following from Martin Luther’s
Heidelberg Disputations: “19. That person does not deserve to be called
a theologian who looks upon the invisible things of God as though they
were clearly perceptible in those things which have actually happened.
20. [That person] deserves to be called a theologian, however, who
comprehends the visible and manifest things of God seen through
suffering and the cross. 21. A theologian of glory calls evil good and
good evil. A theologian of the cross calls the thing what it actually
is.” From what I can tell, ID is largely driven by an anxiety that God
may not be God unless someone can prove it. In truth, the hand of God
is hidden, generally under its opposite, and is revealed only to faith.
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