Wednesday, August 06, 2008

The Methodists Take a Stand!

Ethics Daily reports that the United Methodist Church has passed a resolution opposing the teaching of creationism and Intelligent Design in the public schools. According to the proposal, this is the rationale:

Creationism and Intelligent Design are appropriate topics in public education classes such as comparative religion, literature, or philosophy since scientific method incorporates critical thinking processes. All truth is God’s truth. The promotion of religion or any particular religion in the public schools is contrary to the First Amendment.

This will put them at odds with the major evangelical denominations, who promote it.


  1. Thanks, Methodists!

    If I'm not mistaken, the Methodists draw largely on the work of John Wesley, and Wesleyans have tended to take a more nuanced view of the Bible than your garden variety evangelical.

  2. I believe you are correct. They stand in the face of what Mark Knoll writes in The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind.