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5.0 out of 5 stars This is not a bulletin board!, August 30, 2002
This review is from: The Fingerprint of God: Recent Scientific Discoveries Reveal the Unmistakable Identity of the Creator (New Edition) (Paperback)
I was stunned by reading the other reviews of this book. It appears that the purported reviewers don't even pretend to actually review the thing; they are merely using the pages as springboards to launch off on their own hobby horse, be it Flood theology, end times theology, atheism, or whatever. I see virtually no correlation between the reviews posted here, and the actual content of the book. Those that do actually refer to chapters of the book seem not to have actually _READ_ it, but only scanned it to find something to justify posting their own flawed theology.
There oughtta be a law against posting reviews as a way of having one's say. These reviews can affect the sales of a book. But I guess the reviewers either never thought of that, or don't care. Some Christian attitude.
Well, I _HAVE_ read the book. It was my first discovery of Dr. Ross, and I thought it was wonderful. For those who actually care about its contents, let's get something very straight: Dr. Ross is an _ASTRONOMER_, not a theologian. His book is not about apologetics, no matter what you may have read to the contrary. He has one purpose, which he very clearly states: To point out that there is no need for a war between science and religion, much less a war between different factions within Christianity. As Dr. Ross carefully points out, there have been _NO_ -- that's no, as in zero -- scientific discoveries in recent years that are not consistent with the Bible's depiction of Creation. Quite the contrary, all modern discoveries -- the Big Bang being one obvious example -- point to a creation much like that described so perfectly in Genesis.
Therefore, says Ross, let's bury the hatchet. Let's stop fighting amongst ourselves, let's stop the bickering between scientists and believers, let's stop the bickering between Young Earth Creationists and Old Earth Creationists, let's stop the bickering between Evolutionists and Creationists, and for a change, let's just look at the evidence of God's nature, left for us both in His Word, and in His Creation.
A novel idea, wouldn't you say? A pity no one posting here was paying attention, or bothered to read and comprehend Ross's message. They would, it would seem, much prefer to bicker.
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Initial post: Jun 23, 2009 6:25:38 AM PDT
exactly what i've been trying to say about hugh ross...he's doing a fantastic job of connecting the dots between spirituality and science. the only thing that people are bickering over, is those fine, trivial details that they thing separate themselves. check out his work in the "creator and the cosmos"

Posted on Oct 22, 2009 12:08:02 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Nov 21, 2012 11:11:24 AM PST
L. L. Mills says:
What's sad is that Christian faith isn't based on belief in fundamentalist interpretations of the O.T. anyway. We aren't saved because Noah built an ark, or DIDN'T build an ark. We're saved because of Christ's death and resurrection, and our acceptance of Him. I do admit to having fun with atheists on this point though--if they're being bullies. The vast majority of them know nothing more than that someone told them that no 'reasonable' person could accept the Bible--they really know nothing more than that. Therefore they're all pretty much reduced to trying to equate a superior bullying 'me genius, you dumb' attitude with actual fact. And, when you call them on this, they not only can't produce facts, they can't give up the attitude either--without it, they are literally defenseless, and they know it. I've dealt with atheists for years, and I've met only one who was somewhat honest and open to others' viewpoints. Since I come from a background in agnosticism, and was one myself, this actually inclined me to look at God more closely. What I saw made sense to me--and I also figured that, if there WAS a God, He would have to be the best 'ride' in the universe. That was over 30 years ago, and He sure is.

Posted on Jul 19, 2013 1:45:23 PM PDT
Thanks for your post. If you peruse a lot of these sorts of books, you find that the favorite activity among atheist/agnostic posters is mockery, and the favorite crit from the Creationist crowd is the shrill shrieking of "Heretic!!"
I'm an elder in a PCA church, and believe that I'll be forced out within a year or so because of my theistic-evolutionist leanings. So your review was spot on and I congratulate you for it.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 20, 2013 4:31:00 AM PDT
Thanks. I wrote the original post in 2002, but now, 11 years later, I'm only more firmly convinced that Ross's origin point is the truth. It's only the fundamentalists on EITHER side of the issue that are so caught up in the oh, so common mindset that runs no deeper than shouting "Those other guys are idiots."

It's common, for sure, but it's not good theology, and most DEFINITELY not good science.
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