Natural Selection and Sin

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Dear visionaries,

Susan tried to saddle Christians with believing in some form of natural selection by pointing out that God once used a flood to get rid of some people who weren’t quite up to scratch.

To this I reply that the issue is not whether God can inflict suffering as a judgment for sin. We have Noah’s flood, which she cited, the destruction of Sodom, the poetry of Walt Whitman, and of course the current exhibit of government art at the Prichard Gallery. All of these are judgments for sin. I was talking about God inflicting suffering as His method of creating, which He then called good.


“Apologetics in the Void” are repostings from an on-going electronic discussion and debate I had some time ago with members of our local community. The list serve is called Vision 20/20, and hence the name “visionaries.” Reading just these posts probably feels like listening to one half of a phone conversation, but I don’t feel at liberty to publish what others have written. But I have been editing these posts (lightly) with intelligibility in mind.


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