Friday, September 8, 2006

When World's Collide

A seemingly incongruous alliance: science and religion

First mega-church pastor Rick Warren endorsed the notion that climate change is a serious problem, and that Christians must address it.

Then came Pat Robertson.

Now the luminous E.O. Wilson, dubbed Darwin's heir, has sought to unite scientists and Christians for the preservation of the environment:

Wilson, 77, wrote "The Creation" in the form of a series of letters to an imaginary Southern Baptist minister -- just the opposite of preaching to the converted.

While the scientist believes in evolution, the evangelical Christian interprets the Bible as the literal word of God.

"I may be wrong, you may be wrong. We may both be partly right," Wilson writes.

"Does this difference in worldview separate us in all things? It does not," he goes on, drawing on his former experience as a Southern Baptist to find common ground.


To call scientists and Southern Baptists allies would seem to be a laughable thing. But there does appear to be some momentum behind the notion of such a union for the express purpose of preserving the planet. Will anything come of it? I would hope so.

HT: Eric Berger
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4 comments:

Justice said...

As a side note does Pat Robertson actually have any credibility left?

Pastor Ryan said...

How can anyone believe in Global Warming? The next thing you know Robertson will become a democrat and back Al Gore.

Justice said...

I am waiting for him to join the Power Team since he can allegedly leg press 2000lbs.

Pastor Ryan said...

Yea right! Could be since he is full of false-hoods.