Having been humiliated by Southern Methodist University — see More Fallout after Creationist Revival at SMU — the neo-theocrats at the Discovery Institute‘s creationist public relations and lobbying operation, the Center for Science and Culture (a/k/a the Discoveroids, a/k/a the cdesign proponentsists) are planning yet another creationist revival.
But this next creationist revival meeting will be at Biola University, a California bible college founded in 1908 as the Bible Institute Of Los Angeles. Biola is safe ground for the Discoveroids. Very safe.
We’ve previously posted about the interlocking relationships between the Discoveroids and Biola. And as we reported earlier, for the celebration of their centennial year, Biola honored Philip E. Johnson: Godfather of Intelligent Design.
So what wondrous revelations can we expect at the forthcoming creationist revival meeting? The Discoveroids’ blog informs us in this article: God and Evolution at Biola University. Here are some excerpts, with bold added by us:
Can you believe in God and Darwinian evolution at the same time? Scientists and scholars have an answer that may surprise the audience as they explore this and related questions at the God & Evolution conference on Saturday, October 16, 2010 at Biola University in La Mirada, California.
Mark your calender! You don’t want to miss this. But what will be the focus of this new revival meeting?
The conference will focus on the conflict between neo-Darwinism and traditional theological views of Protestants, Catholics and Jews.
Traditional theological views? That’s fine. We weren’t expecting any scientific evidence. It looks like there’s gonna be some real good, ol’ fashioned, down-home, foot-stompin’, psalm-singin’, floor-rollin’, rafter-shakin’, old-time creationism — just the way it ought to be.
Let’s skip some promotional details and get to the end:
Join us for this one-day seminar, featuring contributors to the new book, God and Evolution, exploring these issues and offering a wide-ranging critique of those who seek to reconcile materialistic theories such as Darwinism with belief in God.
Are the Discoveroids finally giving up all pretense of being a science outfit? We doubt it. But they just had a revival at Biola in May. Why are they going back now, where they’ll be preaching again to the choir? We’re guessing, but it seems to us that having suffered so many failures this year, they’re just flailing about for the moment, trying to appear busy. It’s probably that time of year when they need to impress their generous patrons.
Anyway, if you’re interested in attending the revival, there’s a link you can use to register at the Discoveroid blog article. Hey — get this:
Tickets are $25 general admission, FREE for students and pastors …
It looks like they’re not encouraging scientists to attend. But hold on a minute! Doesn’t that price structure amount to — gasp! — viewpoint discrimination? How intolerant! We’re shocked. Shocked!
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