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|Quote (Stephen Elliott @ Sep. 25 2009,17:20)|
|Quote (Peter Henderson @ Sep. 25 2009,12:44)|
|...I hate to bring this up again (as I'll be hounded by certain quarters) but where does this leave evolution Sunday ? I firmly support the concept, however, I strongly feel that unless a mainstream evangelical comes out in support of it, evolution Sunday is really dead in the water. Are there any main evangelicals in the US that aren't YEC ? Ham appears to have duped them all.|
I guess your definition of an "evangelical Christian" would affect the answer to that question. When I hear the label of "evangelical Christian" I automatically link it to "born again fundy", I readily admit that is not a literal =. It is just what springs to mind.
Neither the clergy project nor evolution Sunday is going to convert a single fundy to accept evolution directly. What it will do, is give thinking religious people an argument that they can use to counter the claims of folks such as FL.
IMO, that is a good thing.
I would differentiate between the two Stephen.
Having moved in evangelical circles here (many of my relatives are evangelical), I would describe the likes of Stanley, Sproul, or even Macarthur as being realatively sensible, as distinct from say Parsley, Jakes, or Hagee, the latter appearing to me as being way out and extreme. I would draw the distinction between evangelical and fundie. The Evangelical Alliance in the UK would be evangelical in it's approach, but not fundie i.e.they wouldn't protest outside the BBC at the screening of Gerry Springer the opera (like Steve Greene and Christian Voice did), though they may write a letter. I think there is a difference between the two.