The Weekend that Weakened Belief in Biblical Creation
Belief in biblical creation was opposed a week ago (February 12-14) by the 854 congregations in 50 states, the District of Columbia and 12 countries that celebrated "Evolution Weekend" - an annual event organized by The Clergy Letter Project. On a positive note, however, this year's number of participating congregations was down from the 1,049 congregations that celebrated Evolution Weekend in 2009.
The entire list of participating congregations can be seen at The Clergy Letter Project's website: http://www.butler.edu/clergyproject/rel_evol_sun.htm. This is also where you'll find a list of the 12,000+ clergymen who signed The Clergy Letter, which stated:
"We the undersigned, Christian clergy from many different traditions, 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."
The signers of the letter also agreed to this:
"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 remain science and that religion remain religion, two very different, but complementary, forms of truth."
As you peruse the list, you'll see that churches in many denominations participated in this year's Evolution Weekend. Perhaps you'll find some churches from your own denomination. That's why Creation Moments urges you to be on the lookout for false teaching and to thank church leaders who teach truths that come straight out of the Bible ... like biblical creation.