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Thank you John.
Worse still has been the clearly dishonest response on the part of many Fundamentalist Christians, not least of which is the fraudulent "scientific creationism," which is enough to make many educated people leery of Christianity.
Here +Lazar betrays the extent of his captivity to the dogmatism that so insidiously plagues Evolutionist academia. For him, Evolutionism is neutral science - he assumes that, upon examination of a certain body of evidence, the only reasonable response is to assert Evolutionism. Any attempt to show that the body of data does not necessitate the conclusion that Darwin, Teilhard, Dobzhansky, and Puhalo have reached is categorically dismissed as "Fundamentalist" and "fraudulent".  So much for open-mindedness and critical analysis. For Archbishop Lazar, it is as Teilhard de Chardin pontificated: “Evolution is much more than a theory – it is a general postulate to which all theories, all systems henceforth must bow and which they must satisfy in order to be thinkable and true. Evolution is a light which illumines all facts, a trajectory which all lines of thought must follow”.
Archbishop Lazar, like all so-called Theistic Evolutionists who try to make a hybrid of Darwinian Humanism and Christianity, is found to be entrapped by Evolutionist dogmatism; he takes his stand against all the many generations of Christians who believe the revelation of God in Scripture and Tradition, having cut an untenable deal with those who say to Christ "In place of your Gospel we discovered biology and zoology. And now we know that we are not descended from You and Your heavenly Father, but from orangutans and gorillas, that is to say, apes. And we are perfectly able to become gods because we do not recognize any other god than ourselves." 
Thus we must in all honesty assert that the process of de-Christianisation was really inaugurated by Christian leaders and apologists.
The above is an extract which is a fraction of the text contained on the following Orthodox webpage: http://razilazenje.b...y-and-post.html
The following is a link to a letter written by Fr Seraphim Rose on the topic of evolution. He speaks very fairly and explains that evolution can neither be proved nor disproved.
He quotes many saints. It is good reading for both sides of the debate and is in my opinion definitive.
After reading this, some people will need no more to read on the subject of "creation and evolutionary theory". http://www.orthodoxi..._kalomiros.aspx
I hope this will be helpful and interesting, James
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