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Three Cheers for Intelligent Christianity
2005.10.02 (Sun) 00:27
Found over at Tild~ (via Pharyngula), Episcopalian Bishop John Shelby Spong apparently had this to say on the subject of Intelligent Design:
Intelligent Design is just one more smoke screen. The task of geologists and anthropologists is to study the sources of the life of this world. They should be free to follow wherever their scientific research carries them. If Christianity is threatened by truth, it is already too late to save it. Imagine worshiping a God so weak and incompetent that the Kansas School Board must defend this God from science and new learning. It is pitiful.
The challenge of Darwinian thinking to traditional Christianity is deep and profound. That means that Christianity's survival depends on its being big enough to embrace a post-Darwinian world. If we cannot then Christianity will surely die.
Hey, so Christianity will only survive if it can adapt to the modern environment. How "Darwinian"!
Beautiful. Simply beautiful. The idea of the IDiots worshiping a god so pitiful it requires the aid of the Kansas School Board is particularly poignant.
We know next to nothing about Bishop Spong (we're not about to give out our credit card information just to read his words), but if this piece is any indication of his work, we're impressed. It's a good reminder — especially to those who have no use for religion (like us!) — that even those strong in their religious faith can be sensible, reasonable, rational and compassionate. Thanks, Bishop.
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