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"A Gallup survey, Google.com search trends and some Amazon.com sales numbers all suggest evolution’s ideological opponent, creationism, is on the rise in America."
Tue, 06/05/2012 - 3:37pmLink
Read the questions
It's interesting that the questions asked by Gallup deal with human origins only. So in theory someone could believe in billions of years for the earth, plants and animals, and still be among the 45% of creationists. I do think the human origin question is most important in terms of witness, so I'm quite happy to read these stats.
The fundamental question, as Aaron alluded, shouldn't be evolution or creation, but naturalism vs. supernaturalism. Pure naturalism is waning, and that's a good thing.
Wed, 06/06/2012 - 7:50amLink
Right. I guess my point is that one can't move from anti-God naturalism to pro-God naturalism. To admit to oneself that there is a spiritual, non-physical world is a barrier that has to be broken before one can discuss what this non-physical world means for us. So it's helpful during witnessing situations if at least you agree in a supernatural universe. It's kind of like missionary work in the jungles of Africa: they don't have to be told demons exist. They know it. What they haven't heard is that there's an infinitely powerful God.