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Saturday, May 21, 2005

Not real Christians

Posted by: Hammer / 8:00 AM

No matter what they think or where they work, these people of conscience cannot seriously be considered good Christians:
...President Bush may get a cool reception on Saturday (May 21) when he delivers the commencement address at an evangelical Christian college in Michigan. A letter protesting Bush's policies with 130 signers -- about one-fifth of Calvin College's faculty and staff -- is to appear in Saturday's edition of the Grand Rapids Press. New Testament professor David Crump says he and other signers object to the Iraq war and Bush's economic and environmental policies. "As faculty members we wanted to let the American public understand that American Christianity, American evangelicalism, orthodox Christianity is really represented by a much broader spectrum of opinions than is typically represented in the 'religious right' and its close association with this administration," the educator remarks. Crump says many Calvin College graduates may also wear buttons or armbands to protest the president's visit.
20% of the faculty and staff of an evangelical Christian college are protesting Bush's visit? Don't they know that all Christians voted for Bush and that only hedonists, secularists, atheists, and free thinkers voted for Kerry? Next thing you know, the Pope will endorse evolution.

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Next thing you know, the Pope will endorse evolution.

Maybe you already know this, but the Pope came very close to endorsing evolution. One short quotation: "...new knowledge has led to the recognition of the theory of evolution as more than a hypothesis." John Paul II, 1996

Not to mention Pius XII back in 1950 denying that evolution and faith are necessarily a contradiction.

By Blogger Joseph, at 8:30 AM  

I was being ironic. Pope John Paul was far more accepting of science than American protestant fundamentalists.

By Blogger Hammer, at 8:51 AM  

I read an article by Stephen Jay Gould a number of years ago about a meeting he and Carl Sagan had with the Pope and a number of cardinals as part of a program on the church and science. The general question from the pope et al was "What is the matter with people in your country?"

By Blogger Jambo, at 11:07 AM  

I think this may be the article of which Jambo speaks.

By Blogger Joseph, at 12:15 PM  

Man, I should know that when I pull an 8 year old quote out of thin air someone will go and fact check it. That is indeed the article I was thinking of and I pleased to see that I got as close as I did to remembering it right.

By Blogger Jambo, at 8:50 PM  

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