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Twitter debate with Biologos

This week I had the pleasure of interacting with Mario Anthony Russo of Biologos.  Russo is a God-loving Christian who used to be an outspoken young-earth creation apologist and is now with Biologos, the largest theistic evolution promoting organization.  We had a debate in 140 characters or less on Twitter.

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It was in response to his new article titled “Tales of a recovering Answer Addict: From young-earth apologist to Evolutionary Creationist” (http://biologos.org/blogs/brad-kramer-the-evolving-evangelical/tales-of-a-recovering-answer-addict-from-young-earth-apologist-to-evolutionary-creationist).  Here is some more background info on Russo:

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The following are screenshots of our Twitter debate.  Since it is kinda confusing to go into Twitter and see everything, I tried to reassemble it in chronological order below.  Of course Twitter is not the most preferred format for a debate (and hard to screen cap – you will see a couple duplicates, etc), it certainly gets to the point quickly.

I hope you will be able to see how I believe he dodged several direct questions and was not willing to admit that he interprets the Bible through his beliefs about science…

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This entire debate can be summed up in this image:

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Discussion

2 thoughts on “Twitter debate with Biologos

  1. What an interesting conversation. He is in total denial of the Bible’s truth and is trying to make science his looking glass. I prefer looking through Biblical glasses.

    Posted by Lee | December 12, 2015, 6:22 pm
  2. Twitter. I’ve seen it work well for people in non-controversial fields, but the only reason I don’t shut down my account is the auto headline poster I found does help new people find me and me to find them.
    It is sad when people want us to trust ANE interpretations and other human constructs that explain away the plain ideas of God’s testimony. Genesis 1 isn’t science only in the sense that we can’t recreate new life in the lab as God did, but it is the foundation of science in that we have to be able to rely on nature following unchanging rules.
    BTW, Mario believes in foundations of the earth: there’s no way he thinks if you dig a hole you’ll eventually hit a hollow core. Who says foundations must be set on a separate, flat surface? He just wants to see the Bible claiming the earth is set on some kind of pedestal, ala the ancient turtle, elephant, etc. myths. But, when I (have to) debate, I don’t let them stay at the surface level but get to the root, as you did.
    God bless!

    Posted by cherifields | December 12, 2015, 6:30 pm

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