- Apr 7, 2009
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actually, yes, thats how it works in the Church. Tradition is that which has been believed everywhere, always, by all. A new belief that popped up 200 years ago due to the outside influence of non-Orthodox scientists hardly passes that test.PeterTheAleut said:The truth of one's convictions are not measured by number of "supporters".jckstraw72 said:i made no such assertion. i have referenced ancient and modern Saints, church hymns, icons, canons, Scripture, and the Church calendar. ya'll have provided 3 Patristic quotes and some modern scientists.PeterTheAleut said:No less Orthodox than your assertion that the Saints are infallible.jckstraw72 said:yes, the Saints are weirdos bc they don't agree with you. that sounds so Orthodox.I do not know their views on mutation, genetic drift, natural selection, speciation, etc. But if they wrote somewhere that the currently existing theory of biological evolution must be wrong because of these and these and these Scriptural reasons - then I would have to be very sorry to conclude that they all were as much weirdoes and wacos as Fr. Seraphim was.