“Offered by whom?” you ask. A theistic evolutionary organization that calls itself the BioLogos Foundation is presenting to Christian parents an alternative to the tension between themselves and their school-age children over the teaching of evolution in the public school system.
Myth: Evolution and Christianity are not antithetical. They should be at ease with one another.
Creation Ministries International (CMI) has produced an excellent article <http://creation.com/its-not-christianity> with a number of links citing the heretical danger of this approach to school children and even parents. In fact, Christian parents are even persuaded to go ahead and teach evolution to their children. In other words, roll over and play dead. Let the battle-worn surrender; soul, take thine ease. Hear the Siren call of humanism. You are getting sleeeepy. Lay down your weapons. Be like “the children of Ephraim” who “being armed, and carrying bows, turned back in the day of battle” (Psalm 78:9). This would make the wolves in sheep’s clothing happy.
Even arch atheist Richard Dawkins sees through this façade:
I think the evangelical Christians have really sort of got it right in a way, in seeing evolution as the enemy. Whereas the more, what shall we say, sophisticated theologians are quite happy to live with evolution, I think they’re deluded. I think the evangelicals have got it right, in that there really is a deep incompatibility between evolution and Christianity. (Howard Condor interviewing Richard Dawkins on Revelation TV, Feb 2011; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wfe4IUB9NTk)
The CMI article goes on to comment:
So, of course, by advocating this strategy, BioLogos is actually on the side of the atheists, even if they are not consciously promoting atheism. It seems ironic that the world’s leading atheists can see that this type of Christianity is no Christianity at all, but Biologos themselves apparently cannot see (or dare admit to?) the hypocrisy. That should tell us something about ‘how’ Christian they are!
It appears that this hybrid approach is gaining no respect from the evolutionist community. In a debate with Francis Collins, American physician-geneticist, founder of the BioLogos Foundation, who said that Adam and Eve were never real people, Richard Dawkins replied to this mishmash:
I think that’s [referring to theistic evolution] a tremendous cop-out. If God wanted to create life and create humans, it would be slightly odd that he should choose the extraordinarily roundabout way of waiting for 10 billion years before life got started and then waiting for another 4 billion years until you got human beings capable of worshiping and sinning and all the other things religious people are interested in.”
Case closed: In effect, the BioLogos Foundation, while calling itself evangelical, is calling the apostle Paul a liar and even the Lord Jesus Christ Himself! Paul cites Adam by name as a real person no less than seven times: Rom. 5:14; 1 Cor. 15:22,45; 1 Tim. 2:13,-14. Jesus, in two gospel accounts, makes reference to the creation of the first couple: Matt. 19:4; Mark 10:6.
While thanking CMI for warning parents of this deadly viper, Education Mythbusters would urge them to take the next obvious step and admonish them to remove their children from the temples of Baal. However, this is what CMI recommends:
The answer is not necessarily to pull out of the schools and the universities. Christian anti-intellectualism has never been the answer or provided a solution that has ultimately strengthened the Church. [Emphasis added]
“Christian anti-intellectualism”? Creation Research Institute CRI) has already proven how anti-intellectual the evolution position is. It is not only anti-intellectual to keep your children IN public school, It is anti-biblical! Parents should have total control over who educates their children. Nevertheless, CMI is correct in providing immunity books for parents to fortify their children. Major help for homeschooling parents is available at King’s Way Classical Academy.