"Until Darwin, Christians took the Bible literally."
"You can't be a real Christian and accept evolution."
"Few great scientists throughout history have been true Christians."
"In the days of Christopher Columbus, everyone thought the world was flat."
"Eventually, science will explain everything."
"Christianity is based on fact, I believe it's based on real, historical events which have happened."
Professor Colin Humphreys, Goldsmiths Professor of Materials Science at Cambridge University
"Can anyone take the whole Bible literally?"
"Did Adam and Eve really exist?"
"Does it make sense to believe in miracles?"
"Is there any evidence that God exists?"
"Can any scientist today accept that Jesus rose from the dead?"
Towards the end of the 1990's, Dr Craig Venter proposed creating life in a test tube. Some American Christian groups have demanded legislation to ban such experiments. What are the scientific facts? What are the ethical implications? Should Christians oppose this research?
What are the facts? Craig Venter is a very well-known biologist, who was then the President of Celera Genomics Corporation...
The challenge of Geology to Genesis is often perceived to be one of the issues of the "Victorian Crisis of Faith". Geologists had, since Charles Lyell published his Principles of Geology in 1831, been demonstrating that the earth was somewhat older than Archbishop Ussher's Six Thousand years. Thus Richard Dawkins wrote, "in 1862 the eminent physicist Lord Kelvin greatly worried Darwin by 'proving' that the sun and therefore..."
Almost as obligatory as the chocolate eggs at Easter is the media coverage of some cleric who denies the historicity of the bodily resurrection of Jesus, and who goes on to say that whether or not it happened, it is not important anyway.
This, of course, is quite contrary to the attitude of the Apostle Paul, who said, "If Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile and you are still in your sins" (1 Cor 15:17)...
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