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Dr. Ben Carson asks pro-lifers to speak up and oppose abortion mentality

Dr. Ben Carson asks pro-lifers to speak up and oppose abortion mentality

Car­son warned of “forces in Amer­ica that want to fun­da­men­tally change who we are with­out dis­cus­sion. Said Car­son, “They co-opt the media and get every­body to shut up so we don’t know what is going on [so they can] change the under­pin­nings of the nation. We must be smart enough not to fall for it or one day we will wake up and find that we have a dif­fer­ent nation.”

 
 

Jason Hines: I Admire Ben Carson, But … That Speech!

Jason Hines: I Admire Ben Carson, But … That Speech!

In April of 1990, Reader’s Digest pub­lished an arti­cle “Dr. Ben Car­son: Man of Mir­a­cles.” As a 9 year old child, I remem­ber read­ing that arti­cle and admir­ing Dr. Car­son. I admired his strug­gle, his abil­ity to over­come the chal­lenges of his child­hood. I mar­veled after his obvi­ous intel­li­gence and his mirac­u­lous accom­plish­ments. When I found out he was Seventh-day Adven­tist like me that cemented my fan­dom. His story spoke to me as a shy smart kid, mak­ing my way through my first year at a pub­lic school.

 
 

Inspiration: Dr. Ben Carson’s Speech at Emory

Ben Car­son: “Many peo­ple came to this nation and they were try­ing to escape from soci­eties that tried to tell them what they could say and what they could think and here we come rein­tro­duc­ing it through the back door. And we need to remem­ber that it is not impor­tant that we all think the same thing and the empha­sis should not be on us all say­ing the same thing. The empha­sis should be on learn­ing how to be respect­ful of indi­vid­u­als who have a dif­fer­ent opinion.”

 
 

Burden of Proof: Why Most American Evangelicals Reject Long-Earth Evolution

Burden of Proof: Why Most American Evangelicals Reject Long-Earth Evolution

Within the larger con­text of Amer­i­can Protes­tant Chris­tian­ity the debate con­tin­ues with­out res­o­lu­tion. Among Chris­tians, cre­ation­ists are often asked to con­sider var­i­ous forms of evi­dence of a long-history of the earth, but those advo­cat­ing for a long-earth have largely ignored dis­cus­sion of the genealo­gies of the New Tes­ta­ment and the con­cepts of orig­i­nal sin and sal­va­tion. Chris­t­ian evo­lu­tion­ists have failed to pro­vide a verse-by-verse rebut­tal to the Bib­li­cal Cre­ation nar­ra­tive or to acknowl­edge the extent to which accep­tance of cre­ation would impact theology.

Instead the­is­tic evo­lu­tion­ists oper­ate on the sup­po­si­tion that Cre­ation­ists will even­tu­ally bifur­cate their reli­gious beliefs from sci­en­tific under­stand­ing, because incom­pat­i­bil­i­ties must be resolved in favor of sci­ence. This places faith directly in con­flict with sci­ence and any resul­tant bat­tle on these issues will take cen­turies if true aca­d­e­mic free­dom is to be granted, but can resolve faster if the voices of reli­gious dis­sent are silenced and those who have openly crit­i­cized evo­lu­tion are denied a seat at the aca­d­e­mic table.

The attempt to “purify” acad­e­mia by silenc­ing the voices of crit­ics such as Dr. Car­son would be the first step toward a sec­u­lar Dark Ages. So far, it appears that

 
 
 
 
 

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