I just went to see my doctor and learned that she is an Evangelical Christian. My immediate reaction was: Huh? Although I didn't say it out loud to her, I mumbled to myself: How is this possible? You're smart enough to be an M.D. but follow the doctrine of Evangelical Christianity? I always thought that only science illiterate people became evangelical Christians. What is going on?
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As far as being educated and also being an evangelical Christian, if you don't think it is possible, then apparently you've never done much research on evangelical Christianity. Some of the most highly educated people that I've met are evangelicals.
Evangelical Christians are the one 'actually' believe in lots of miracles reported in the New Testament (and the Hebrew Bible). For the life of me, I can't believe that educated folks believes in those miracles literally.
Miracles...just look around in your daily life and see the greatest miracles of all..life itself.
I would love to interview your dad.
Thank you for your input. My real question was: How can a scientist embrace a religion (such as Evangelical Christianity) that was founded on miracles? Thomas Jefferson, for example, renounced the traditional Christianity because of it.
I see your hub as a put down on Christians in general and not so much scientists and their beliefs, or doctors who have gone through six or more years of education, of the strictest and most thorough disciplines known to man. Reread what you write.
Yes, evangelical means to spread the good news. But, in America, they are conservative Christians who believe in the miracles found in the Bible. To me, that's not very intelligent at all.
"Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind"
~ Albert Einstein
And as for your intimation that all Evangelicals in America are "conservative", that's a blanket, stereotypical generalization, and flat out inaccurate.
Yes, of the world's population of more than six billion souls, more than two billion are Christian, being the highest population of all the world's religions. I suspect more than just a few are extremely intelligent, because they have so chosen.