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  • James Riemermann: Marshall, we're not going to agree about this. I acknowledged quite early that there have been those who have rejected literal understandings of scripture. They have never been in the mainstream, b...
  • Marshall Massey (Iowa YM [C]): People were aware of logical disparities in the book of Genesis long, long before the rise of science. Genesis is actually a written compilation of at least two different accounts (the Yahwist, fr...
  • James Riemermann: Another point, Paul. I didn't say, or didn't mean to say, that science undermined literalism. If you're seeking to find the truth about the world, meaning that which is the case, you had better mea...
  • Pam: Hey James I think I use the word "God" perhaps a little too freely, to name all of that about life, love, ethics, how to be, that is unnamed and unnamable. I never (well, rarely) actually think...
  • James Riemermann: I have to agree with Pam here. In fact, the theory of evolution has nothing to say about the existence of God or the initial emergence of life. There have been some fruitful experiments where simpl...
  • Zach: Amanda! I was going to object "No, he (slash I) never said 'sickly!'", but then I realized, yup, he did... :-/ Yes, as you said on the other post, we should talk about this sometime, and over...
  • Pam: Paul, no, really???? Evolution isnt' how life started, I don't think that there is a theory that really claims to explain that right now - it's still a mystery. And while evolution seems to be a ...
  • Paul L: It seems to me that far from undermining literalism, science is the quintessential literalist approach to understanding. It isn't enough to say that evolution is a good metaphor for understandi...

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  • And hence also, we have further confirmation that the Quakers' Gospel is the pure light of nature; and so the Quakers are nothing but Pagan-preachers, leading poor silly souls from the Gospel, away to Paganism, and to the blind light of nature that is among Pagans.

    John Brown
    Quakerisme, the path-way to Paganisme (1678) p. 292
    (spelling and punctuation modernized)

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