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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

What is the controversy over creation?

Weekend Fisher writes a good blog. If nothing else, she's ambitious! She has begun a series on controversies in the church. The first one of what must be going to be a long series is over origins.

No one can cover every aspect of this in a blog post. Weekend Fisher hasn't quite. I see two weaknesses. One is that she has made views on origins a dichotomy -- theistic evolution or young-earth creationism. There are more views than that, and, of course, there are differences within these camps. The other weakness is that she didn't define evolution. But those weaknesses are more than balanced by the strength: she has done an excellent job in indicating the differences between two sides on these matters: how are they different?

I suggest that Weekend Fisher's blog, Heart, Mind, and Soul, deserves a much wider readership than is indicated by the comments. (So do a lot of others, including this one, but that's another story!)

Thanks for reading. Read Weekend Fisher.


Weekend Fisher said...

Thank you for sending people my way.

Btw, if it troubles you to see a debate analyzed under 2 headings with just "internal diversity" slots for other views, you are going to perceive a lot of cringe-worthy moments as I go through the various issues until/unless I figure out a better way to show all the different views along a spectrum & tangential axes ... :)

Meanwhile, I'd rather get as far as I can.

Take care & God bless
Anne / WF

Martin LaBar said...

Thanks, Weekend Fisher. You are doing fine. Splitting origins beliefs into two is useful.