U.S. Churches To Discuss Evolution Vs. Creation

Hundreds of churches this week will revisit the question of whether man evolved from lower order species or was created whole.

Participants say they're not abandoning the Bible's creation account. Rather, they want to blend theories in a way that helps today's faithful reconcile their modern world with Biblical teachings.

Evolution Weekend began in 2006 and comes this year as the world
marks the 200th birthday of evolution theorist Charles Darwin. That
was Thursday.

Founder Michael Zimmerman of Butler University says participation through sermons, Sunday school lessons and even evolution dances has expanded into 974 congregations nationwide.

Organizers say the churches include a growing number of conservative groups, among them black and Muslim groups typically
linked to more traditional views.

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  • by J Location: New Bern on Feb 26, 2009 at 03:19 PM
    Wow, you are all something. O.k. here I'll go through this simple and slow for everyone. First off, for those that will argue me, yes I know what I am saying I finished high-school and attained 3 college degrees before I was 28 so don't patronize me with stupid defensive remarks. To begin with, there are transitional fossils of man before he was man but after he was an ape. That's why I said Homo-Erectus, that was the first tool-using pre-man that stood upright as we define it.There were four other transitional stages that have been recorded. Oh as far as humans evolving, we still are. Studies show that in fact, human races themselves are slowly evolving away from eachother due to divers societies and cultures. SO please, someone with something to back up what they say, tell me I'm wrong.
  • by T Location: Washington on Feb 15, 2009 at 12:46 PM
    Man, when will you guys come to terms that none of us really know where we came from. I have no problem with religion, as I try to have faith. The problem I have is people coming on here and qouting scripture, as well as their own spin on that scripture. We have more things to worry about than arguing about how we evolved. When all of us are pushing up daisies, is it really going to matter if we came from apes or kangaroos? I am not bashing any certain religion, I just sometimes think it is taken to extremes. Not one of us is perfect, and I am sure the big dog knows if we did our best to better this world, or make a small differnce. I know this sounds simple, but I prefer to keep things simple. Take care.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 15, 2009 at 10:53 AM
    Matthew 24: 4 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. 5 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. 6 And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. 7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. 8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 15, 2009 at 10:49 AM
    Revelation has a lot of insight.
  • by Honorable Bloggie Location: NC on Feb 14, 2009 at 08:01 PM
    Delta, humans are most closely similar to chimpanzees. Chimps have straight hair, thin lips, and big ears. These characteristics are most prevalent among the Caucasoid (white) race.
  • by Mary on Feb 14, 2009 at 06:13 PM
    Dear Ank, I take what you said about me as a compliment. I am a Tool, and I am proud to say I am. I work for the Lord. The bible is God's word, just because you do not see the bible as a book of facts does not mean that they are not. Some people’s eyes are shut to the truth, and sadly will never see what people who know the truth see. All I can say is read some of Genesis and read about creation. Makes more sense than us developing from Monkey and happening by chance. God worked wonders on creating tree's, flowers, children, animals. Something that DNA from Chance could not make, no matter what science says.
  • by Delta Location: Greenville on Feb 14, 2009 at 04:55 PM
    Question, if we evolved from apes then why are there still apes in the world. What happen, did they not complete their evolution process? If the theory of evolution was true I would say it only applied to blacks as they are the ones that most resembled them now but even more back in the early days. Blacks have evolved mixing with whites so many are not even really black anymore. When they come from the mother land they where truly black. They evolved from that point on.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 14, 2009 at 02:30 PM
    A transitional fossil has never been found. That is a fossil showing the transsition from one species into another. ie. the missing link. So far only humans, apes or extinct apes have been found. Even Darwin stated that the lack of transitional fossils is perhaps the greatest objection to his theory.
  • by stan Location: plymouth on Feb 14, 2009 at 12:30 PM
    Honorable it is so great to see an educated person debate the issue. Most evolutionists see us as bumbling idiots who just accept on faith without any questions.I knew the percentage was in the 90s but didn't remember it that high.I'm just want you to answer a question for me . Do amphibians continue to grow their whole lives? If they do ,after the flood the average age of man was cut to 120 years from 925 years according to the Bible,if the animals years were cut too could that have resulted in some of our speices of amphibians being as large as dinosaurs? Just a thought to ponder.This would increase their size 7 times.
  • by stan Location: plymouth on Feb 14, 2009 at 10:49 AM
    I just read Ezekiel to find what you re talking about. You ve been hanging out with Micheal Phelps.
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