Some 500 churches in the U.S. will celebrate “Evolution Sunday” this coming week to recognize Charles Darwin’s birthday. In response, other churches will celebrate “Creation Sunday” instead.
Darwin’s birthday, which is Feb. 12, is called International Darwin Day by the atheists that celebrate the occasion.
Congregations who have pledged to celebrate “Evolution Sunday” have the most participants in California, Pennsylvania, New York and Ohio.
“Evolution Weekend is an opportunity for serious discussion and reflection on the relationship between religion and science,” Zimmerman’s website says. “An ongoing goal has been to elevate the quality of the discussion on this critical topic, and to show that religion and science are not adversaries.”
Tony Breeden is the founder and organizer for Creation Sunday.
“If I can’t trust the plain meaning of the Bible in Genesis because of the all-natural presuppositions of science, why should I trust it when it speaks of a Virgin birth, water turning into wine, the resurrection of Christ, or any other supernatural claim in the Bible?” Breeden told Christian News Network. “It’s a slippery slope and it undermines the foundational basis of the Gospel itself.”
Breeden said he once turned from Christianity because of his concerns about evolution and bible.
“As the Holy Spirit began to guide me into all truth, as the Scriptures promise, I began to realize that millions of years of molecules-to-man evolution actually undermines the faith,” he said.
Publication date: February 9, 2015
Amanda Casanova is a writer living in Dallas, Texas. She has covered news for ChristianHeadlines.com since 2014. She has also contributed to The Houston Chronicle, U.S. News and World Report and IBelieve.com. She blogs at The Migraine Runner.