- Mar 8, 2006
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- Portland, Oregon
Speak for yourself, jckstraw72, and let Gebre Menfes Kidus speak for himself.jckstraw72 said:we believe the Church should be trusted on Scripture. Genesis is Scripture. Why do you believe scientists should be trusted on Scripture before the Church?PeterTheAleut said:Gebre, since you're posing here fundamentally the same argument that jckstraw72 has advanced against evolution, I think the same question can be asked of you that many have asked of jckstraw72. What makes you believe you should trust the Scriptures and your Fathers to be infallible authorities on things scientific? Why should you trust them, who quite likely knew just about as much nothing of modern science as our EO Fathers, over those men and women who actually study and conduct research in science as their life work?Gebre Menfes Kidus said:The issue of macro evolution is one of the many reasons why I am so grateful to belong to the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church. Our Fathers have taught that according to Scriptural chronology (derived most notably from the Book of Jubilees, which is part of our canon) the earth is only about 7,000 years old. This time frame precludes any possibility for the process of macro evolution. As an Ethiopian Orthodox Christian, I embrace the apostolic Faith and Teaching of my Church; and therefore I don't have to worry about being deceived by the vagaries and vicissitudes of secular science.
BTW, jckstraw72, you're putting words into my mouth, since I never said scientists should be trusted over the Church as to how the Scriptures should be understood.