Joined: Feb. 2006
|Quote (Reciprocating Bill @ Oct. 14 2009,06:23)|
|WAD's perfect apologetics:|
|My approach, in a nutshell, is to argue that just as the salvation in Christ at the Cross saves backward in time as well as forward (the OT saints were saved in virtue of the Cross), so the effects of the Fall can be retroactive. This, it seems to me, preserves the most important thing that young-earth creationism has attempted to preserve, namely, that the sin of Adam brought ruin on the human race and on the physical world.|
That is lunatic talk.
As if it's not fucked up enough that you can be eternally punished for something your great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great grandfather did eons before you were even born, NOW you can be eternally punished for something your great-great-great-great grandson did ages after you were dead.
As Kyle would say, "That's fucked up, right there."
ETA: Guess I'm not used to thinking through my YEC logistics. I was thinking Flood, but Dembski's talking about the Fall, so the retroactive effects were not on humans, but on the beasts and, um, rocks and stuff.