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Romney Elaborates on Evolution

Discussion in 'End Times Politics' started by billym, Apr 25, 2012.

  1. billym

    billym Well-Known Member

    Romney Elaborates on Evolution - NYTimes.com

    DES MOINES, May 11 — Mitt Romney expanded on his belief in evolution in an interview earlier this week, staking out a position that could put him at odds with some conservative Christians, a key voting bloc he is courting.

    Mr. Romney, a devout Mormon, surprised some observers when he was not among those Republican candidates who raised their hands last week when asked at the Republican presidential debate if they did not believe in evolution. (Senator Sam Brownback, former Gov. Mike Huckabee and Representative Tom Tancredo said they did not.)

    “I believe that God designed the universe and created the universe,” Mr. Romney said in an interview this week. “And I believe evolution is most likely the process he used to create the human body.”

    He was asked: Is that intelligent design?

    “I’m not exactly sure what is meant by intelligent design,” he said. “But I believe God is intelligent and I believe he designed the creation. And I believe he used the process of evolution to create the human body.”

    While governor of Massachusetts, Mr. Romney opposed the teaching of intelligent design in science classes.

    “In my opinion, the science class is where to teach evolution, or if there are other scientific thoughts that need to be discussed,” he said. “If we’re going to talk about more philosophical matters, like why it was created, and was there an intelligent designer behind it, that’s for the religion class or philosophy class or social studies

    Intelligent design is typically defined as the claim that examination of nature points to the work of an intelligent designer, as opposed to the utterly random, naturalistic processes that are taught as part of evolutionary theory. Critics have called intelligent design a thinly disguised version of creationism, which takes a literal approach to the creation account in Genesis, that the earth was created in six days and is less than 10,000 years old.

    Mr. Romney said he was asked about his belief in evolution when he was interviewed by faculty members for highest honors designations before his graduation from Brigham Young University.

    He told his interviewers that he did not believe there was a “conflict between true science and true religion,” he said.

    “True science and true religion are on exactly the same page,” he said. “they may come from different angles, but they reach the same conclusion. I’ve never found a conflict between the science of evolution and the belief that God created the universe. He uses scientific tools to do his work.”

    The Church of Jesus Christ Latter-day Saints has no definitive position on evolution, and church leaders have disagreed on the issue over the years.

    Mr. Romney said his answer was satisfactory to faculty members. “They teach evolution at B.Y.U.,” he said.
  2. SonSeeker

    SonSeeker Well-Known Member

    It sounds like he wants to have his cake and eat it too.

    He believes God created the universe but then he says God used evolution to create humans.:doh:
  3. Patiently...

    Patiently... Well-Known Member

    Sounds to me like he is straddling the fence. Make everyone happy that way.
  4. JC1949

    JC1949 Well-Known Member

    if this guy believes in evolution,I think he did not evolve good enough.
    Evolutionists are just another bunch of deluded people,and THE DAY will reveal them how great their delusion is.
    To be a Mormon is very similar to be a MORON.......sorry for my lack of tolerance,but I am getting so fed up with this world of cults .....
    I say::monkeyd:monkeyd:monkeyd
  5. YeuEmMaiMai

    YeuEmMaiMai Well-Known Member

    oops another leader whom does not fear God nor uderstands that the Creation screams outloud that God it it's creator, who wouldathunkit?
    Last edited: Apr 26, 2012
  6. FaithInChrist

    FaithInChrist Well-Known Member

    To say "I believe in God" and then to say "I do not believe in the mighty power of God" is to say "I do not believe in God".
  7. WKUHilltopper

    WKUHilltopper Well-Known Member

    I have no doubt and certain Joseph Smith and the entire cult of Mormonism is evolved from apes. You'd have to be as dumb as a chimp to buy it--banana, Mr. Romney?

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