Evolution Sunday January 7, 2007

Evolution Sunday

Remember Justice Sunday? And its sequel… and threequel? Those were the events when conservative Christians tried to persuade Congress to let through their picks for the federal courts. While talking about Roe v. Wade and those wicked homosexuals… (yay, tolerance!) Watch some excerpts here:

Anyway, now we have Evolution Sunday. On Sunday, February 11 (the day before Charles Darwin’s birthday), church leaders across the country will be discussing through sermons and in small groups how a person doesn’t have to choose between Science and Religion.

To be fair, there are some atheists who agree with the conservative Christians that Science and Religion are not compatible– the atheists just take the side of Science– but still, Evolution Sunday is a step in the right direction, acknowledging the intellectual power of Science.

So far, 294 congregations from 48 states are participating.

At the same time, more than 10,000 clergy members have participated in the “Clergy Letter Project,” signing a document which states:

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.

There’s still time to participate! If you’re a pastor, go here to find out how to join in on the festivities.

[tags]atheist, atheism, Justice Sunday, conservative Christians, Christianity, Roe v. Wade, gay rights, Evolution Sunday, Charles Darwin, Science, Religion, Clergy Letter Project[/tags]

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