Irenic Thoughts

Irenic. The word means peaceful. This web log (or blog) exists to create an ongoing, and hopefully peaceful, series of comments on the life of King of Peace Episcopal Church. This is not a closed community. You are highly encouraged to comment on any post or to send your own posts.


Intelligent Design

I think it would be fair to say
that the Episcopal Church
really does not have a position on Evolution,
much in the same way
the National Science Foundation
does not have a position
on the Resurrection.
—The Rev. David Simmons

At the Ask The Priest Blog where I am a sometime contributor, David Simmons answers the frequently received question about The Eiscopal Church's position on Intelligent Design, evolution and the like including the text of a resolution from the most recent General Convention on the matter. In his thoughtful response, David says,
We simply cannot use the Bible as a science text. To do so is perilous to both science and to religion.
David's whole response Religion and Science is thought provoking. In the archives are the religion column It doesn't have to be science vs. religion and the sermon Thoroughly Postmodern Paul.


  • At 9/19/2006 7:21 PM, Blogger Robert said…


    This really spoke to me:

    "In the 17th and 18th century, science and reason sought to confine God to a shrine made of human hands. God was confined to what we could prove by scientific method. This is not so different from Paul questioning the people of Athens on why they confined God to the imagination of mortals. Paul challenged the Athenians noting that God had set up the world so that in groping for God we would find him, for God is not far from each one of us as it is in God that we live and move and have our being. "

    After reading the Borg's of the world my faith is still shaken. I learned that Christianity was more than getting to the next life, of rules and regulations but I also had never thought about is the incarnation true. Your quote above re inforces that old faith I've been wanting to believe in.

    Thank you,
    God's Peace,


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