Thursday, September 10, 2009

GA Baptists Applaud Indoctrination at Baptist College

Shock. Absolute shock. A GA Baptist College is establishing a Creation Research Center at its campus.

That's right: science is no longer an academic subject at Truett McConnell College. Instead, a rigid, narrow theological view decides what is genuine science & what is not. According to the GA Baptist newspaper, The Christian Index, the college is establishing the creation research center with the view that the earth is only 6000 years old.

Good heavens. GA Baptist students will be cheated on an education & the school will be laughed at by all schools with any academics.

I knew this was coming. I even blogged about it last year when the editor of the Index bragged on the school's Biblical Worldview. Poppycock. Telling students to reject science & adopt a spiritual textbook as a scientific text is to shortchange our students. And when these bright young minds start examining the evidence --- overwhelming that the earth is not 6000 years old & there was not a spontaneous creation in 6 literal days --- these students will start to question the validity of all matters of faith.

The Godslingers have taken over the GA Baptist Convention & are now trying to indoctrinate our students to not only a certain, narrow theological slant, but also a political view & an anti-intellectualism.

And we wonder why our young people are leaving the faith & why the modern world refuses to hear our message. When we present ourselves --- no, relish in --- being backward & uninformed, we are hindering the message of hope. It is our own Baptist leadership that is grieving the Holy Spirit by not allowing Him to work in lives. Instead, our Baptist Witch Doctors are more concerned about indoctrination than changing lives; power, instead of people; control, instead of cooperation.

The Godslingers have another notch on their weapon. They now control another institution of higher used-to-be learning.


Georgia Mountain Man said...

I have a relative who is head of the science dept at a small baptist college. Sounds like he may be losing his job soon. He has seen the school enrollement decline in the last few years. With a "creation research center" it will decline out of existence.

Andrey said...

Interesting. I don't know what evidence you speak of when you say, "examining the evidence --- overwhelming that the earth is not 6000 years old & there was not a spontaneous creation in 6 literal days". If there were true evidence, all evolution/creationism debates would have been long over. I'm all for science but there's absolutely nothing wrong with setting the Bible as the final authority as it is God's word. If you start knit-picking the type of education schools provide across the country, then start by protesting the very science classes in the public schools around you, who literally stuff evolutionary "science" down kids' throats. I wouldn't call that "science education".

That Baptist Ain't Right said...

Andrey: The problem is not the authority of the Bible but setting the =interpretation= of the Bible as the final authority that is the problem. And, yes, there is no debate among scientists that the idea of Creationism is flat out wrong. None. The only people that still postulate that idea are those with a theological view that ignores the science. We interpret the text in light of the evidence, something young earth creationists do not do. Instead of starting win the interpretation, formulate the interpretation based on the evidence.