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2007-04-01 9:36 PM
Christianity as we (well, I) know it.
Have you seen the recent Newsweek "faith" research?
Nearly half (48%) of the American public rejects the scientific theory of evolution; one-third (34%) of college graduates say they accept the Biblical account of creation as fact. Of the evangelical Protestants 73% say they believe that God created humans in their present form within the last 10,000 years; 39% of non-evangelical Protestants and 41% of Catholics agree.
This is not the Christianity that I believe.
I am not American.
The Christianity that I believe has a lot more to do with what I will call scientific reality. I consider myself "well read" on science subjects. I just can not believe that there are so few scientists, or people, that actually read or hear (as opposed to have pass their eyes or ears) the many scientific papers, articles, news reports, discussions, critiques, etc, in the USA. That's just actually read or hear: I don't even mean "understand". If they actually read or hear these reports then there would not be so many willing to show their... okay, ignorance... of things scientific.
These days there is no excuse for scientific ignorance.
America, you wonder why other nations can't believe that "your heart is in it" on so many things. Well, get a grip! Open your eyes. Read, watch or listen to something that actually takes some intellectual effort. Do not be satisfied with pap, mush, froth, make-believe, or fiction. Inquire; investigate; discern; relate things across intellectual boundaries. Make choices based on more than gut instinct, force-fed hype, spin, a good jingle, or hyperbole. Note: If you need to re-read this to understand it, or look up any of these word: Good! Do it! And, I'll not help you; think about it.
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