Sunday, 2 March 2014

View From the Pulpit: Creationism in the Church of England

BCSE spokesman Michael Roberts has a blog and recently posted a piece recounting his experiences of Creationism as a Vicar in the Church of England.

He sums up his feelings like this;

And so today Creationism is tolerated in churches despite its manifest falsehoods; many tolerate it in schools and it is increasingly seen as a valid alternative in society in general. It is too often seen as improper to call it for what it is, bad science and bad theology, and not quite honest. One of my frustrations has been that Bishops realise that Creationism is utterly wrong but then don’t do anything about it whether in parishes or schools. 
It is difficult not to feel a sense of despair about all this. I have three reasons; first it makes Christian beliefs seem absurd (though that will not upset my atheist friends); secondly it is highly damaging to science education and thus the technological progress of our society; and thirdly many Creationists tend to dismiss Global Warming (partly because Global Warming draws on historical evidence on climate going back a few million years and more), one of the most serious issues our world faces today.
You can read the full piece here.

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