Note to Lynn: Today we felt it important to postpone our post on the significance of the palm fronds on Palm Sunday due to a significant comment. We will answer this question next Friday. For our readers, we now post Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.On Fridays we deviate from our typical posts and answer questions about the Bible and faith. Today, we interrupt this schedule for the following.
Yesterday we discussed the "Neanderthal" (sorry, I couldn't help myself) response of Reformed Theological Seminary's acceptance of Professor Waltke's resignation. The mere fact that he felt obliged to submit it is ridiculous and will subject evangelicalism to needless criticism and derision. Already anti-Christian blogs are gleefully proclaiming the stupidity of Christians in regards to this action and what it represents about Christianity's viewpoint on scientific evidence.
Here is one such comment from freethinker.co.uk which was posted on April 12 entitled Hell Hath No Fury Like Fundies Scorned: "It was Dr Waltke who wanted the video removed, Janstince. The reaction was so hostile that he has been forced to recant. Who says the Church has moved on since Galileo’s day?"
"Orion's Belt" posted a response to one comment on our blog post from yesterday. This response was not meant to be a criticism of the commenter. We are acquainted with Orion's Belt and we can assure you that he is a kind and humble person. He merely used the comment to respond to common concerns that some have for the vast majority Christian scientists who are theistic evolutionists or believe in an Old Earth.
We respect the comments of "annonymous" and hope (s)he will continue to comment. In fact, we greatly hope (s)he will respond to the comment. Your comments are valued and respected.
However, Orion's Belt, now to be called OB, wrote an amazing response and we did not wish it to be buried in a comment section.We are also including a correction he made to Dee's response to carbon dating. Please refer to yesterday's post to read the surrounding comments. OB-you have a God given talent in explaining this stuff to us lay people. TWW prays that one day you will have a platform to debate this in a less obscure forum.