Thanks for writing.
Dick's evolutionary stance is deep-seated and well-known. In my view it prompts
him to 'mould' the Scriptures accordingly - apparently in complete disregard,
(a) of the unflattering things the Bible has to say about man (eg Gen.8:21,
Psalm 2, Jer.9:17) - amply confirmed by what we know of ourselves and of the
world around us and, (b) of the biblical warnings concerning such practice(eg
2Pet.3:15-17). I believe the Bible to be a repository of revealed truth -
specifically provided for those created perfect in His image (but now
intellectually crippled as a result of the Fall) by a loving heavenly Father.
Thus, to be accused of "impugning the integrity of the Scriptures" by one who
does this as a matter of course - or so it seems - I naturally find hard to
Perhaps you will now be prepared to comment on the three points I advanced as
proof that the Flood was indeed global - as all the principal Bible translators
have assumed - judging from their rendering of the narrative.
By the way, to speak plainly and debate robustly is in no way 'unchristian', in
my view. Do you really believe the Apostle Paul applied the 'softly, softly'
Lucy Lear wrote:
> Vernon: You wrote to Dick that "And rather than accusing me of impugning the
> integrity of the
> Scriptures by drawing attention to these realities perhaps you would now
> that the only reason you believe as you do is because your faith in
> overrides such matters as simple logic and the just demands of God's Word."
> I see you are again challenging the motivation of your opponent rather than
> his arguments. This is such a standard tactic of the YEC crowd that it
> rather turns off most persons from ever examining their arguments any
> Vernon -- it is also -- simply -- an unChristian tactic.
> Lucy the Lurker
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