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Message 8 of 59 (346238)
09-03-2006 1:44 PM
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09-03-2006 11:07 AM


I can only tell you that for many Christians there is simply no conflict between their theological beliefs and anything in science including the Theory of Evolution.
There seems to be two different issues here. One is your path, your journey, and the other is family relations. I will try to address both issues.
First, on your personal journey.
Other folk will likely address the science side so I will try to stick with the theological implications except to say, learn as much science as you can and understand that it will NEVER get to "The Answer", there will always be more to learn.
In your personal journey consider the Catechism of Creation which is one Protestant view of the issue of Faith and Science. For many of us, what we learn through science, for example the Theory of Evolution, is How God Did It. For us, there is no real problem presented by anything in science because all science shows us is the HOW.
The second issue is going to be far more difficult and that is living in the family group. That is always tough, particularly when there are basic fundamental lifestyle differences.
You describe yourself as "...an outnumbered, evolutionist, army-of-one". Well a good measure of any army is to decide what battles and skirmishes to fight. The successful army fights the ones where it can win, avoids those where it is sure to lose, and when possible disengages before major losses take place. Unlike the somewhat freer medium of exchange at a forum like this, family discussions carry higher risks. Small hurts can last a long time. Be careful when engaged in family fueds and discussions that you do not cause problems that will roll over into other facets of life.

Aslan is not a Tame Lion

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jar
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Message 15 of 59 (346273)
09-03-2006 5:36 PM
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09-03-2006 3:11 PM


Remember that there are two kinds of people, those who look for Answers to questions and those who look for answers to Question. The difference is small, just the matter of one little 's', but the gulf is vast.

Aslan is not a Tame Lion

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jar
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Message 40 of 59 (346435)
09-04-2006 12:26 PM
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09-04-2006 12:17 PM


Re: compromise?
I care greatly in better understanding evolution, science, and organized religion. I went the extra step just last year and took a world religions class in which the professor was an Episcopalian Pastor. I guess Pastor is the word, not sure.
Probably Priest. Reverand or Right Reverand are also common. But in the Episcopal Church, Joe, or Tom or Katherine is also acceptable.

Aslan is not a Tame Lion

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Message 43 of 59 (346441)
09-04-2006 12:43 PM
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09-04-2006 12:32 PM


Re: compromise?
The Episcopal church doesn't much worry about such things. If you called him a pastor, or minister, or reverand or priest it would be just fine. There is a difference between the priesthood though and the diaconate but other than that most any term will do. Father is also very common when refering to an Episcopal priest. Brother is usually reserved for those in the monastic orders though.
Women priests go by all the same titles with the exception of Father, and the terms Mother and Sister are pretty much exclusive to the nuns (and yes, there are Episcopal nuns).
The new Presiding Bishop (the head of the Episcopal Church) is a woman named Katharine Jefferts Schori and was an oceanographer with NMFS out of Seattle. She is also a pilot and loves to rock-climb.

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