CREATIONISM IS FLOODING THE WORLD

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  1. kendemyer

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    CREATIONISM IS FLOODING THE WORLD

    Here is what a university website states: "Despite its American roots, creationism has now “flooded the world”––it is an international phenomenon along with its associated religious world view, fundamentalism." SEE: http://www.biol.andrews.edu/issues/Hist.Creat.Lec

    I believe the above is true.


    A QUICK VIEW OF THE US

    First, let us take a look at the USA. Theologically liberal churches are generally losing members and theologically conservative churches are growing ( I believe part of the reason is that theologically liberal Christianity has a lot of errant ideas: http://www.home.earthlink.net/~gbl111/liberalism.htm ). In general, I believe theologically liberal churches would be more prone to the macroevolutionary position and theologically conservative churches would be more prone to having creationist ideas more dominant (I say this because theologically conservative churcher generally are more likely to rightly believe there is excellent historical evidence given in the Bible: see: http://www.home.earthlink.net/~gbl111/historical.htm and Bible evidence at: http://www.christian-forum.net/index.php?showforum=15 ).

    With the aforementioned said, I cite:

    Why Are Conservative Churches Growing? :
    http://www.albertmohler.com/commentary_read.php?cdate=2005-05-19



    A New Exodus? Americans are Exiting Liberal Churches:
    http://www.albertmohler.com/commentary_print.php?cdate=2005-06-06



    AUSTRALIA

    PBS (WHICH I BELIEVE SOME VIEW AS VERY LIBERAL AND PRO-MACROEVOLUTIONARY IN POSITION, see: http://www.arn.org/docs/pbsevolution/withamwp092701.htm ) REPORTS THAT CREATIONISM IS SPEADING WORLDWIDE




    Here is what I found that was posted in October 2004:

    At around 1990 about 5% of the Australians believe in creationism according to my PBS source. My newer source in 2004 says about 25% of Australian's believe in creationism more than the macroevolutionary position? Did creationism grow significantly Australia in about 15 years? [​IMG]


    IN THE NON-WESTERN WORLD CREATIONISM/EVANGELICISM/FUNDAMENTALISM/THEOLOGICALLY CONSERVATIVE CHURCHES ARE OFTEN EXPLODING

    Also, the same is happening outside the Western world.

    I cite:

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    EUROPE

    In Europe creationism/fundamentalism/evangelicals are facing a lot of opposition especially in France it appears.

    I cite:

    The Coming Underground Church in EuropeBy Wendy Griffith
    CBN News Reporter :

    http://www.cbn.com/spirituallife/ChurchAndMinistry/ChurchHistory/021206a.asp


    Personally, I believe that there are definite signs though the Europe is on the decline in terms of population and economics which tells me they will likely have less influence at least in the near term.

    I agree with the economic and political columnist Robert J. Samuelson who believes Europe is on the decline in general and will continue to slide.

    I cite:

    The End of Europe By Robert J. Samuelson:
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/06/14/AR2005061401340.html



    If anyone wishes to see what is happening in Europe somewhat recently in regards to creationism here is a resource:

    Creationism in Europe
    http://www.fsteeman.dds.nl/europe/euroframe.html

    If anyone wishes to make further comments on Europe it would be most welcome.


    SUMMARY


    I believe that creationism has a lot of merit scientifically (see: CREATIONISM at:
    http://www.christian-forum.net/index.php?showtopic=180).

    I also believe there is definitely a resurgence in evangelical/fundamentalism thought throughout the world and that atheism and theologically liberal ideas are losing favor.

    [ June 22, 2005, 07:36 PM: Message edited by: kendemyer ]
     
  2. KenH

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    Thanks for passing along this good news. [​IMG]
     
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    Right on my friend.
     
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    In Australia less than ten percent of people attend church, hence it is unlikely that 25% would be creationists! [​IMG]
     
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    I don't think that this is a correct view. There are a number of non-Christains, especailly in the Scientific field, who now support Creation as being the only possibility of the beginning of all things. Just because even 1% may attend Church, does not mean that the 99% are Godless and against the Scriptural teachings on any matter.
     
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    How about those that put "Jedi" on their census form? Do Jedi's support Creationism? [​IMG]
     
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    Ben, what are you on about? :D
     
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    The last Australian Census! [​IMG]
     
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    These "Jedi" you refer to must be the folk that we shipped out to from the UK to Australia some 200 years ago!

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    Unfortunately there are a lot of Christians who do not attend church or attend irregularly. I think the 25% figure is correct for "the land down under".
     

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