I sent my earlier post before looking at the item Glenn refers to
below. Having done so, I can heartily recommend it as the funniest religious
news item I've seen in many years. Note especially the following:
"At the celestial event, Muhammed is said to have led three cheers,
while God submitted a letter stating, 'I believe in the True Parents.'"
Just try to picture it. Words fail me.
Glenn Morton wrote:
> In a move which surely must cause a bit of embarrassment for the ID group,
> Phil Johnson and other ID members, Rev. Sun Myung Moon has proclaimed "that
> Jesus, Muhammad, Buddha - even God - have told him he is now 'the Savior,
> Messiah and King of Kings of all of humanity!'"
> This may have some impact on the ID movement but to explain why requires
> some background.
> Keith Miller, in Dec. 1999 published a note with Jonathan Well's web papers
> proclaiming that he was a Moonie. Keith attached a note from Phillip Johnson
> at the bottom. Johnson acknowledges that he knew Wells is a Moonie but
> frankly expresses a big yawn for that knowledge. I posted a response to
> Keith's note outlining what I viewed as the ID movement's lack of concern
> for Scriptural Christianity.
> I also had been having an e-mail conversations with Paul Nelson just
> before Keith's note. Paul had already confirmed to me that Wells was a
> Moonie and a fine fellow. He said that they merely disagreed about theology.
> I should hope so! But at what point do our attempts to create an apologetic
> become worthless for our faith?
> I think the question for the evangelical supporters of the ID movement and
> the Discovery Institute is: Should we support someone with views like this?
> Will Nelson and colleagues like Steve Meyer, in light of Moon's
> proclamation that he is the 'King of King for all humanity!" continue to
> encourage evangelical publishers to publish Well's stuff? Wells who now must
> believe that Sun Myung Moon is the Messiah seems to hold values quite at
> odds with conventional Christianity. It seems to me that ID has become so
> theologically neutral as to be of no value to Christianity.
> see http://www.glenn.morton.btinternet.co.uk/dmd.htm
> for lots of creation/evolution information
> personal stories of struggle
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