Today I heard this from an 85-year old biology professor….
…”We were hated in the 1970s for teaching evolution” in Mesquite, Texas close to Dallas as a metro
The area was also unsafe for Blacks at night, according to a dean at the college I knew.
The bio prof said also….
….”We are in ghettos and taught to hate by our parents”
In the 1970s churches wanted him to participate debates about evolution in their churches and he said “it would have been a waste of my time”.
There is this satellite church of a megachurch here. Southern Baptist. Openly opposed to macroevolution.
But they say, “We want to do everything short of sin to win people to Christ”.
They have used secular clips in sermons in that effort, stating movies are the parables of the modern age.
So I have this idea…challenge this church’s pastors to sit with me as a Christian historian of the Darwinian Revolution and this bio prof to hear why he thinks evolution reflects reality. As an act of hospitality toward the college community close to the church.
Not to agree, but to listen well in a polarized America
What do you think? Thoughts? Critique?