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StuckInTheSixties
StuckInTheSixties: Bandito says:
"I'm a Christian who believes in evolution. Does that make me wrong or just not stupid????"

Neither. It mainly means you're not a fundamentalist whacko. There are many Christians, and, I understand, entire churches, that have embraced the concept of Evolution, and reject as "the literal word of God" those things that are obviously contrary to science.

Like Genesis, Noah's Ark, Jonah being eaten by a fish, Jesus dying and then three days later being alive again ... you know ... silly shit like that.
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StuckInTheSixties
StuckInTheSixties: Bandito, I would suggest that you post those sentiments as a thread in Religion. I'd be really curious to see how the ususual Wireclub Fundamentalist Brigade reacted to it. I know how they react to non-Christians and/or agnostics/atheists, but I don't think I've ever seen a well-thought, literate, smart Christian like yourself make anti-fundamentalist noise in there. It would be interesting.
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_Nicotina_
_Nicotina_: Smiling_Bandito, I don't see you as a christian. It would be interesting to discuss this further in the "Religion" Forum as suggested by Stuckie.
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LiptonCambell
LiptonCambell: Lol I'm notta christian, but I'm with Bandit- there's no reason you can't be a Christian who believes in evolution. There are numerous passages in the bible that are outright ignored- modern science has long since made it clear that the bible, taken literally, contains factual errors.
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Geoff
Geoff: Sorry. I'd like to wade in here, despite knowing full well that the comment sparking this response was made in jest.

There is absolutely no reason why belief in a deity and acceptance of evolution by natural selection should be mutually exclusive.

Maybe if I say it often enough, some of Wire's more extreme religious nuts might accept it.
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_Nicotina_
_Nicotina_: I might be taking things too literally. Perhaps it's just a case of semantics.
My basic thought was that if a person says they are a christian, then it follows that the bible lays out basic beliefs. This is why I do not see a person who believes that Jesus is/was omnipotent as a "christian" if they also accept evolution.
Maybe the time has come for a new version of the bible that states explicitly that evolution is accepted and how that is reconciled with a god. Did god create the world and just let nature take over from a certain point?
It's more a question of clarity, I think. For me at least.

Having a spiritual belief that people are connected to each other, I can understand. Other than that, it's another spin on a fairy tale.
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StuckInTheSixties
StuckInTheSixties: According to that, the Catholic Church isn't Christian.

You're confusing Christian with Fundamentalist Christian.
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_Nicotina_
_Nicotina_: No one truly follows the bible. To do so would be impossible due to the number of inconstancies, if nothing else. I would be interested to know what constitutes a christian.
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