Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Coming Up Big ... Or Not
Hey, our old friend, the Rev. Tony Breeden, is back pushing his Creation Letter Project that tries to counter the Clergy Letter Project, which includes this statement:
We the undersigned, Christian clergy from many different traditions, believe that the timeless truths of the Bible and the discoveries of modern science may comfortably coexist. We believe that the theory of evolution is a foundational scientific truth, one that has stood up to rigorous scrutiny and upon which much of human knowledge and achievement rests. To reject this truth or to treat it as “one theory among others” is to deliberately embrace scientific ignorance and transmit such ignorance to our children. We believe that among God’s good gifts are human minds capable of critical thought and that the failure to fully employ this gift is a rejection of the will of our Creator.
We the undersigned affirm the truth of a Biblical, literal 6-day Creation and strongly discourage any Bible-believing Christian from endorsing or celebrating an Evolution Sunday. Evolution is a lie which undermines both Biblical authority and the foundational basis of the Gospel.
Let's see how he's doing:
The last time we looked in on The Rev, on April 14, 2009, his Creation Letter had 112 signatures. The Clergy Letter had 11,891.
Nine months along and the Creation Letter has 170 signatures and the Clergy Letter has 12,376.
Hey! That's a 52% increase in the Creation Letter signatories to only a 4% increase in the Clergy Letter signatories!
The Rev is catching up! It should only take him ... um ... ah ... nope, I can't count that high.
I guess the photographer had been educated in a bible college.
Assuming those growth rates remain constant, I make it less than 77 years to catch up.
We already know the increase in the Creation Letter is not exponential or even linear. The first "signature" was in December 2008 and by April 2009 they had 112. From April 2009 to January 2010 they picked up only 58. Since the press release until 01/28/10 they picked up another 16.