Methodist Bill Endorses Evolution
A bill (80050)
submitted by Al C. Kuelling from Ft. Wayne, Indiana on the subject
of the Bible and Science. According to the reasoning of this bill, it's suppose
to clear up what it considers confusion in the Methodist assembly between
creationism, and science. It states; "We affirm the validity of the claims of
science in describing the natural world and in determining what is scientific."
Of course we know in the majority of the science world, naturalism rules with an
iron fist. The bill goes on to say, science doesn't have the right to determine
theological issues. Oh really, the evolutionist viewpoint states that naturalism
was responsible for creating the Heavens and the Earth out of nothing, and the
Bible clearly points out, it was God. Intelligent design makes no distinction
other than saying it was an "intelligent agent".
The bill continues to make this claim; "We find
that science’s descriptions of cosmological, geological, and biological
evolution are not in conflict with theology." Meaning the Bible and
Evolution are actually in agreement with each other (which is not true) and the
final authority is neo-Darwinism when it comes to creation in a public school.
The bill has some atheist groups excited as they try to protect their brand of
science and government money as well.
"Science and theology are complementary rather
than mutually incompatible." This statement is generally accepted in creationism
and intelligent design circles, but not in secular science as they believe it's
not possible for science to agree with religion. This endorsement of Evolution
is similar to that of the Vatican's some years ago, where the Pontifical Council
for Culture, said the Genesis description of how God created the universe and
Darwin's theory of evolution were "perfectly compatible" if the Bible were read
correctly. The Vatican endorsement went out to attack
fundamentalists...It's just more confusion among religions who reject the
authority of the Bible. Telling it's followers neo-Darwinism is compatible with
Scripture while saying "the universe didn't make itself and had a creator" is
very misleading to say the least. The two system of beliefs are obviously oppose
to one another. It's a fact for believers in the Lord, God did create all
things for Himself.
Sadly, this bill has passed on a 62-0 vote
according to the Methodist
legislation tracker on 4/25/2008 8:13 PM.
Also there were two other bills which were off shoots of this one...Bill number
80839, which deals with the Methodist organization supporting "separation from
church and state" as a means of keeping out critical thinking of evolution in
the public schools. The type of critical thinking that may lead to an
intelligent designer conclusion rather than naturalism. The other bill (80990)
supports the "reconciliatory programs between religion and science, and urges
United Methodist clergy participation" which is mainly environmental issues. The
Methodist legislation makes no sense, it's not Biblical, nor is it compatible
with atheistic science.