Shortly after the 2004 publication of his book, Random Designer, biologist Richard Colling was prohibited from teaching introductory biology courses at Olivet Nazarene College in Illinois and his book was banned from the campus. Peter Enns, who earned his PhD from Harvard University in Near Eastern languages and civilizations, claimed that the first chapters of Genesis are firmly grounded in ancient myth, which he defines as “an ancient, premodern, prescientific way of addressing questions of ultimate origins in the form of stories”; in 2008, the board of Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia forced Enns, a tenured faculty member, to resign after fourteen years. In 2010, Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando fired biblical scholar Bruce Waltke for stating that evolution is true. In 2011, Calvin College fired theologian John Schneider and silenced biblical scholarDan Harlow for challenging the traditional Christian understanding of a literal Adam and Eve.
In Perspective Comment:
An excerpt from a Bryan Fischer rant below:
“Now I submit to you that not a single one of unalienable rights will be safe in the hands of a president, [Obama], who believes that we evolved from slime and we are the descendants of apes and baboons.”BF
You know readers, when I look at a video picture of Fischer in the act of emitting one of his hateful rants from his AFA headquarters on the “Dark Side” of Tupelo, MS , I am reminded of just how a “baboon” looks when it is real snortin’ angry. Consequently, knowing that Fischer’s prototype evolved over the
years from a common man-ape ancestor that existed on Earth long before the Genesis Creation of the Bible, and long before the Founding Fathers Deist’ “Creator” (the “Creator”, by the way, that Fischer tries to falsely depict as the “Christian Creator,”) I have decided to give Fischer a name that is absolutely appropriate for his total being, his mind and body: “Baboon Man”Fischer. I thought this name was the most fitting choice for Fischer since all indicators point to the fact that he could not have been crafted by a God that breathed life/a heartbeat into him, but crafted by Evolutionary processes exactly like every other human being born on Earth.