I got a supportive email yesterday that I have to post. The individual who sent it gave me permission, but asked not to be identified because, well, the message is pretty self-explanatory. Still, I thought the “Lord of the Rings” reference was too awesome not to share.
It’s good to see other theistic evolutionists joining the fight for faith and reason. I love BioLogos, and have been donating to them for a long time, but it’s good to see others speaking out as well and them not being the “only soldiers on the line,” so to speak.
I’m a member of a small, Protestant, nondenominational church known as the Church of Christ. It’s been infiltrated and infected by religious right propaganda almost as badly as Mordor possessed the King of Rohan in “Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers.” It’s that bad. I would say 99 percent of the members are creationists. Theistic evolutionists like me are lonely on Sunday. My entire family are creationists too, so it’s especially polarizing.
Have a great day.
“Theistic evolutionists like me are lonely on Sunday.” Sad. I only wish I could be more specific about the church, so its members would know what they’re doing to some of their brothers and sisters, but I understand the sender’s wish to remain anonymous. And, I applaud them for staying at the church with the goal of reforming it within 20 years (they told me that in a follow-up email), rather than leaving, as many across the country have felt forced to do over the years.
Sigh. Where is Gandalf the White when you need him, anyway?
Readers, do you have a story like the person who sent this message? If so, and you don’t mind sharing, email them to me for consideration on our Testimonies page. The American church needs to hear from you.