Evangelical Bible scholar forced to resign for views on Evolution
Remember Ben Stein’s abortion of a movie, “Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed”, and how he claimed the scientific establishment attacks anyone who disagrees with Evolution? Well, apparently, that sword cuts both ways; Conservative Evangelical Bible scholar Dr. Bruce Waltke caused a firestorm of controversy when he had the “audacity” to side with the evidence for evolution. He even states (rather correctly I might add) that unless Christians embrace scientific facts, they run the risk of becoming increasingly alienated from mainstream society. Couldn’t agree more, although it’s become quite obvious the religious right is using every weapon in their arsenal to fight against the fact of evolution.
So, in other words, if you’re a religious leader and you don’t toe the “God did it” line, you are likely to be on the receiving end of an Inquisition, so it’s best to keep your head low and continue to defend primitive beliefs about the formation of the universe and life on Earth. Sure it’s intellectually embarrassing, but hey, what religion isn’t?
(via Proud Atheists)