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Please, ignore Einsein’s quote, since it is a little bit misleading. Read my comments regarding this!

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About adventlife

I am a second generation Adventist who joined the church by baptism almost seven decades ago when the Adventist Church was still pro-life. I have a Ph. D. Degree in religion, and my dissertation was entitled "From Pro-life to Pro-choice: The Dramatic Shift in Seventh-day Adventists' Attitudes Toward Abortion." I recently published a book with said title which is available at http://lulu.com. You need to type my name in the Search blank space to access it. I believe that the Adventist Church should get out of the abortion business, especially out of the elective type of abortions. The church did compromise on this moral issue back in 1970 and many of its hospitals were allowed to profit from the killing of innocent unborn babies with impunity. The church needs to repent of this great moral sin and publicly admit that it was wrong for the "Remnant," Church which keeps God's Commandments, to profit from what the Bible and our Adventist pioneers labeled as murder. The Lord is merciful and forgiving, but public sins must be publicly repented of in order to secure God's forgiveness. P.S.: I recently published my second book dealing with abortion and the Adventist Church. The title is: “Murder in Paradise: A Serious Warning to the United States & the Adventist Church” http://www.lulu.com/shop/search.ep?type=Print+Products&keyWords=Samojluk+murder+in+paradise&x=5&y=10&sitesearch=lulu.com&q= Paperback: List Price: $22.49 $9.00 You Save: 60%

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  1. KIA says:

    So dishonest. Einstein was not a theist. At best a deist. Your quote gives a false impression that he believed or was on the verge of believing in a personal god. You have intentionally misappropriated this quote to say what he would not have agreed with. How dare you

    • adventlife says:

      Sorry, no dishonesty involved. Evidently you probably did not watch the video. I am not the author of the video. The reference to Einstein is a side comment, but not the central point.

      Nic

      • KIA says:

        But the clear implication of the quote is that Einstein believed in a personal god and that science led him or was leading him to that conclusion. Neither of which is accurate. Half truth is a whole Lie and you are playing games with his words to make them seem to be saying other than what he would agree with. That is dishonest even if its not you who did the video, but just using it for your post.

      • adventlife says:

        Yes, I have no idea why the author of the video chose Einstein’s quote on the title of the video, especially since the presenter did not even include Einstein name in the list of creationists he mentions in his presentation. If I could,I would erase said quote from the title of the video. It must have been an oversight–not an intentional attempt at deception.

        I just finished watching the video and found no reason for the inclusion of Einstein’s name. I may include a statement to that effect, but I am not planning to delete the video because it contains valuable arguments in defense of creationism and intelligent design.

        If you are interested, I suggest that you purchase Dr. Jerry Bergman’s book, “Persuaded by the Evidence.” He claims he compiled a list of almost 3,000 scientists who believe in creation. Some of them do not advertise this for fear of loosing their jobs like he did when he converted to creationism from atheism.

      • KIA says:

        The video author probably included the Einstein quote in a vain attempt to give false credibility to the claim that science gives evidence of a theistic creator. But hey, what’s a little misdirection when the Truth ™ needs communicating?
        Lies to spread Truth. Ends justify the means. To me, its just dishonest

      • adventlife says:

        I disagree! I do not believe that Dr. Jerry Bergman had the intention do deceive anybody.

        Nic

    • adventlife says:

      I agree!

      “Question: “What is deism? What do deists believe?”

      Answer: Deism is essentially the view that God exists, but that He is not directly involved in the world. Deism pictures God as the great “clockmaker” who created the clock, wound it up, and let it go. A deist believes that God exists and created the world, but does not interfere with His creation. Deists deny the Trinity, the inspiration of the Bible, the deity of Christ, miracles, and any supernatural act of redemption or salvation. Deism pictures God as uncaring and uninvolved. Thomas Jefferson was a famous deist, referring often in his writings to “Providence.” …”

      Ref.: http://www.gotquestions.org/deism.html

      • KIA says:

        My point was that Einstein was neither and the video author took his quote out of context to imply something he would not have agreed with. And the video author did so… Intentionally by including the quote even though the video had nothing to do with Einstein. I can’t discern intent, but I’d be blind not to discern action and what the video author was attempting to do.

      • adventlife says:

        The person who inserted said quote might have been tempted to include Einstein’s quote because Einstein did believe in a creator, although not necessarily the biblical Christian Creator as describe in Scripture. We would need to read Dr. Jerry Bergman’s book in order to discover whether said quote is included there and read the context to find out if your contention is valid.

        Nic

      • KIA says:

        Have you not read the book you are promoting?

      • adventlife says:

        I am not promoting the book. I am sharing the video with my readers because it contains what I consider to be valuable information.

        Nic

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