“Creationism is not helpful at all,” explained Professor Malcolm Jeeves, a neuropsychologist at the University of St. Andrews and former president of The Royal Society of Edinburgh. He is currently president of Christians in Science, an association of British scientists who believe in Christianity.
“I think Creationism is wrong and so do my colleagues in Christians in Science.
“You have to understand that the bible is not a textbook of geology or of science but is revealing something crucially important about God and his world and uses history, poetry and a variety of literary forms to do this.
It seems that christians are always ready to shift, change, deny and recharacterize in the way of a lying spouse when challenged about their faith.
Where were you.
I called you at at work and you didn’t answer.
Well I was at a customer’s office; that’s work.
The why was your car at the Holiday Inn?
I took the customer for a drink when our meeting was over. For Christ’s sake, don’t you believe me? You have to have faith in me!
So they can slough off creation when creation is no longer tenable; I’ve seen Salathiel deny the existence of hell, because that isn’t very palatable. As long as they can cling to some sort of afterlife (and who is going to disprove that?), they will alter or deny any other tenet.
The bible “is revealing something crucially important about God and his world,” but never try to pin a christian down on what that might be.