February 12, Darwin’s birthday, has been marked as “Academic Freedom Day”. In addition, it is now “Question Evolution Day”, where those of us who dare to disbelieve in the faith-based claims of evolution can speak out, spread the word and say, “Hey, the evidence does NOT support evolution. Instead, the evidence goes in another direction altogether!” Audio & Videos below. The author of Hebrews reminds us… “But without faith [it is] impossible to please [him]: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and [that] he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.” Seek Him!
The Magic of Evolution
The Clergy Project aka Compromisers
In 2004 , Prof. Michael Zimmerman at the University of Wisconsin (its Oshkosh campus)—and also its dean of the College of Letters and Sciences—began what became known as “The Clergy Letter Project.” This is move by some clergy to promote Evolution. A progressive move to further dumb down scriptures.
**NOTE: Atheist Dr Michael Zimmerman’s pro-evolution Clergy Letter Project site currently has hundreds of evolution sermons available for compromising ministers!
Excerpt from The Clergy Letter Project.
“We the undersigned, Christian clergy from many different traditions, believe that the timeless truths of the Bible and the discoveries of modern science may comfortably coexist. We believe that the theory of evolution is a foundational scientific truth, one that has stood up to rigorous scrutiny and upon which much of human knowledge and achievement rests. To reject this truth or to treat it as “one theory among others” is to deliberately embrace scientific ignorance and transmit such ignorance to our children. We believe that among God’s good gifts are human minds capable of critical thought and that the failure to fully employ this gift is a rejection of the will of our Creator. To argue that God’s loving plan of salvation for humanity precludes the full employment of the God-given faculty of reason is to attempt to limit God, an act of hubris. We urge school board members to preserve the integrity of the science curriculum by affirming the teaching of the theory of evolution as a core component of human knowledge. We ask that science remains science and that religion remains religion, two very different, but complementary, forms of truth.” (emphasis in Joel Watts’ post, What Does the Clergy Letter Project Really Say?)
Using the University’s website, Zimmerman encouraged clergy across America to sign a letter that supports evolution and rejects the Genesis account of creation as literal history. As we posted this, over 10,200 clergies had signed this awful letter.
A Response. Faith is Under Attack!
Evolution is a lie! When the clergy begins to echo the world system… RUN! Get out of that Church. I have become nothing more than the corner store selling it’s worldly wares and has departed from the faith. Some useful links to strengthen the believer. Isn’t that what this is all about. Faith? Faith simply believes what God has said! The Clergy Projects has taken the position of the Serpent … “has God said?” Doubt is always the signature of the enemy & his useful idiots.
Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear… But without faith [it is] impossible to please [him]: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and [that] he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. Hebrews 11
Links for those who wish to support this project, and for those who have an honest inquiry about the evidence:
Intelligent Design sites
“15 Questions for Evolutionists” http://creation.com/15-questions
“Question Evolution! Campaign” http://creation.com/question-evolution
Ken Ham’s Review of Evolution Weekend.
Let’s read what Michael Zimmerman claims about himself in his own words; he states, “In fact, I too am an atheist. And I’ve been one for 40-years but what I think is important is that we recognize that people can believe what they want, that there are lots of different kinds of worldviews, there are lots of questions that are asked. Science, as powerful as it is, can only answer a subset of the questions that are of critical importance to humans” (Conversations with Christian and Atheist Activists: Michael Zimmerman).
Zimmerman started what he called “The Clergy Letter Project.” He states the following on this page:
“For too long, the misperception that science and religion are inevitably in conflict has created unnecessary division and confusion, especially concerning the teaching of evolution. I wanted to let the public know that numerous clergy from most denominations have tremendous respect for evolutionary theory and have embraced it as a core component of human knowledge, fully harmonious with religious faith.In the fall of 2004, I worked with clergy throughout Wisconsin to prepare a statement in support of teaching evolution. We were called to action by a series of anti-evolution policies passed by the school board in Grantsburg, WI. The response was overwhelming. In a few weeks, nearly 200 clergy signed the statement, which we sent to the Grantsburg school board on December 16, 2004. Additionally, groups of educators and scientists sent letters to the Grantsburg School Board and to the Superintendent of Schools protesting these policies. In response to all of this attention, as well as the efforts of others, the Grantsburg School Board retracted their policies.
The outpouring of support from clergy around the country encouraged me to make this a nationwide project. If you want to read more about it or join us in sharing this important perspective, click here. Encourage your clergy to consider signing the statement and please feel free to link to these webpages.
The Clergy Letter Project has also sponsored annual Evolution Weekend events. These events provide an opportunity for congregations around the world to come together, in the way each feels most comfortable, to discuss the compatibility of religion and science. By doing so, we are educating thousands and elevating the world-wide discussion of this important topic. If your congregation would like to participate in an Evolution Weekend event, please contact me.
Most recently, The Clergy Letter Project has created a data base of scientists interested in working with clergy members to answer questions about all aspects of evolution. To view this growing list, click here (If you are a scientist and would like to be added to our data base, please send me a note.)”
Founder and Executive Director
Jay Seegert is the co-founder and principle lecturer for the Creation Education Center which was established to 2007 to address the challenge from the secular world regarding the validity and accuracy of the Bible, especially the creation account as presented in the book of Genesis.
Jay Seegert on Issues with Churches Who Embrace Evolution Weekend
The Clergy Letter Project had, in recent years, promoted an effort close to Charles Darwin’s birthday known as “Evolution Sunday.” This year the name has been changed to “Evolution Weekend.”
Close to 600 churches from 13 different countries will be celebrating Evolution Weekend. As part of this celebration, nearly 13,000 pastors have signed on to a document denouncing the literal 6 day Genesis creation account. As part of this Crosstalk, Jim read the letter that some pastors are signing and Jay explained some of the weaknesses of evolution which included exposing two fallacious statements often touted by evolution proponents:
–Evolution, as a core component of human knowledge, is sound science.
–When a person believes that God created the universe in 6 literal days, they are rejecting science.
The second guest was Bob Sorenson, a Crosstalk listener from New York who, as a result of Evolution Sunday, started a grassroots movement called “The Question Evolution Project” and “Question Evolution Day.”
To obtain resources from the Creation Education Center go to www.cecwisc.com or call 262-227-5636.
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In Praise of Darwin This Sunday … In Hundreds of Churches! – Answers in Genesis