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The Debate - Denigrating Name Calling


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Posted 05 December 2011 - 02:36 AM

“Let your speech be alway with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.” Colossians 4:6

"Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves." Romans 12:10

Should we as Christadelphians discuss issues from a Neutral Point of View, or adopt worldview in debate in the issue of Creation and Evolution?

Denigrating Name Calling appears to be well established in the evolutionary debate as well as other debates and discussion areas.

Another example Anthropological Global Warming (AGW), where the "science" is claimed to be "settled", but is science ever settled or is it subject to change of opinion, theory and outcome?

The names used against those skeptical of the supposed "settled science" are denigrating names such as "deniers", "flat earthers", "creationists", or they believe in "conspiracy theories", or the "tobacco industry", or are aligned with "big business" who have "ulterior motives" or they are "anti-science", references also to "Galileo" and the Catholic Church, or "demons" where Jesus didn't correct those beliefs, "if evolution isn't correct, why did God plant the fossil record to fool us", "quote mining" and etcetera.

The above "names" have all been used by brethren promoting the theory of evolution, and used or implied against their brethren in Christ Jesus.

The use of this terminology and to promote world view one has to question the appropriateness of it, the tactics used.

Is such usage:

  • becoming,

    or
  • unbecoming brethren in Christ?
and whether correct or incorrect in a changed viewpoint, should such be used?

Should brethren also freely use comments by those who mock God?

The Bible declares those who disbelieve in God or proclaim to the world "there is no God" as "fools". [Psalm 14:1]

Should we hold these men in esteem, their opinion, and in an endeavour to encourage Christadelphians to change there established view on the Creator and His declarations?

This thread is to mainly dispense with several of the arguments and terminology used:

The Facts and Fallacies

of the terms and claims, because they appear to be repeated and on occasions without basis of fact, reasoning or outcome.

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 03:45 AM

"The Facts and Fallacies"

Settled Science

Also extending to the claim - "evolution is true" - is it true statement of fact?




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