From: John Rupkey
The only response to my letter “The Elephant in the Sanctuary” was from Steven J. Beyers. His letter is a good example of what life is like inside the mythological Christian fantasyland.
However, I was hoping for a response from what I consider to be the majority of Christians - those who live schizophrenically, jumping back and forth between the fictional world of a historical Adam/original sin and the real world, which is an ongoing process of continuous evolution.
And today the highest form of evolution on earth is the evolution of human understanding.
Can you live with one eye in Christian fantasyland and still fully participate in the evolution of human understanding?
How do you manage to “believe” something you don’t believe?
What do you gain and what do you lose by splitting your understanding into two worlds, one of which Beyers characterizes as “completely incompatible with Biblical Christianity”?
Does this mental gymnastics render you speechless?