Evolution Not Necessarily
'Repugnant' To Creationism
You missed one fairly relevant point, which is that acknowledging a creator does not necessarily make evolution "repugnant." Many Christians accept the fact that evolution is valid, and believe it is the process by which the "creator" "created" the human race. Therefore, section 8 and 9 of the bill do not obviously follow from the previous sections.
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From: "Positive Atheism" <email@example.com>
To: "Ed Kazala"
Subject: Re: Laughingstock Creationism Bill -- In Me Own Back Yard!
Date: January 25, 2002 1:58 PM
Yes, actually, some say that some form of creation-evolution combination is, in fact, the most popular viewpoint, at least among Americans. This comes in various forms, one of which is the so-called Gap Theory, where there is allegedly a huge gap of time between Genesis 1:1 and Genesis 1:2, with 1:2 being translated, "the Earth became formless and void." Mostly, though, are several key passages that appear to describe how species come from other species.
All of this, though, exists because people just don't want to give up their religious beliefs.
The best compromise that I've seen, of course, is where the religion is metaphorical, and not discussing literal creation. The movement most firmly planted in this idea is called Progressive Christianity. We would be a member organization of the Center for Progressive Christianity, except for their requirement that all members be theists.
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