A very interesting article titled Churches Observe Evolution Sunday from the Mercury News on the church and evolution. Read it here.
A few excerpts:
We “believe the timeless truths of the Bible and the discoveries of modern science may comfortably co-exist,” states an open letter signed by 10,500 clergy members. Science answers the when and how the world came into being, but why we’re here falls into religion’s realm.
In May, the nation’s first Creation Museum is set to open in Ohio. Founder Ken Ham said it was important to open the $27 million building because the natural science museums propagandize evolution. His group takes issue, for instance, with museum time lines declaring that dinosaurs roamed the earth millions of years ago. Some Christians believe the world is only about 6,000 years old. At the Creation Museum, the dinosaurs will be much younger.
…Won’t the dinosaurs be thrilled!
Ham is impatient with those who read Genesis metaphorically instead of accepting it as God’s literal truth. If one questions the very first chapter of the Bible, he says, they are undermining everything that follows.
…ok but what about the fact that Genesis actually has two creation stories, which one are we supposed to believe?
He has no problems with personal religion, but he’s frustrated by moves to have it replace scientific facts, especially in classrooms and politics.
…I couldn’t have said it better myself.