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Peter Henderson

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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 19 2011,11:35   

Ham's been bragging about the crowds attending this conference for the last few days on his Facebook page:

Yesterday was the first day of an AiG conference at Portico Community Church Mississauga (not far from Toronto) in Canada. After the morning services and the two evening sessions, people were in long lines to get equipped with the AiG resources. The best way to describe what I observed is that the people were hungry for the books, DVDs, etc. Most of the AiG resources are not yet readily available in Canada, so people are thrilled at the opportunity to obtain them for their families, for witnessing, and so on.

The following are a few of the many testimonies I received yesterday:

?A young man told me he was an atheist up until a year ago. He said that the AiG resources have been very important to him to get answers and help him grow as a Christian. He said he loves apologetics, and because of his atheist background, he understands the vital need for apologetics resources to reach people like him.
?A pharmacist told me he displays AiG resources in the windows of his pharmacy and that he loves to witness to his customers. (His family have been to the Creation Museum).
?A pastor from a different church brought some of his congregation to the host church. He told me that on Sunday morning, I was speaking at his church even though I didn’t know it! He showed the Already Gone video for the morning service. He told me he uses AiG resources in equipping his congregation and that he was going to use AiG resources in actively reaching the community.
?I met a couple of teenage girls who asked me to sign their very worn AiG books—one was the children’s book, D is for Dinosaur. These girls said they were brought up on such books.
?A man told me he heard me speak 20 years ago, and it changed his life.
There were so many other positive testimonies. The AiG ministry is so needed in Canada. I had a number of dedicated people ask if they could be a part of bringing AiG to Canada! We will certainly be working with them to see what can be done.

Thought the Canadians would have had more sense


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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 19 2011,12:20   

Who do we know from Canada that we could ask?

Any version of ID consistent with all the evidence is indistinguishable from evolution.

Peter Henderson

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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 19 2011,13:22   

There have been a few on the Panda's thumb from Canada in the past, as far as I can remember


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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 19 2011,13:56   

Larry Moran of sandwalk fame.

"[...] the type of information we find in living systems is beyond the creative means of purely material processes [...] Who or what is such an ultimate source of information? [...] from a theistic perspective, such an information source would presumably have to be God."

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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 19 2011,14:00   

Was this "young man who used to be an atheist" vaccinated? Michele Bachmann wants to know. This smacks of the same old water cooler stories. ("Ben, did you also used to put beans in your nose before Becoming A ChristianTM?" "Well Dave, not only were they chili beans, they had Liquid Lucifer on them!") Puh-leese.

ETA - I wonder if they bussed a bunch of seniors up there with the promise of cheaper prescriptions/actual medical treatment, and then deposited them in "churches should care for our poor"-sville.

Edited by Kristine on Sep. 19 2011,14:37

Which came first: the shimmy, or the hip?

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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 19 2011,15:32   

For fuck's sake, it's Ken Ham.  If he told me he only had one head, I'd assume he was lying until I'd checked.

And even if this is accurate, how many people does it take to fill a suburban church basement?  "A few dozen fundies within driving distance of Mississauga" does not mean "YECism taking off in Canada".

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Wesley R. Elsberry

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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 19 2011,18:25   

A nice enough news item, but not something deserving its own thread. We have a YEC News thread for a reason.

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