The Uncompromising War on Hominids Under the Dictatorship of Boniface Adoyo

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The Uncompromising War on Hominids Under the Dictatorship of Boniface Adoyo




January 12, 2007
Posted to the web January 12, 2007

Eric Wamanji

A bronze sculpture at the entrance of the Museum. It details the development of man.

Kenya's world-class collection of hominid bones - primates belonging to a family of which the modern human being is the only species still in existence - is at the centre of a silent but intense war being waged by a section of the evangelical churches.

The priceless National Museums of Kenya (NMK) fossils pointing to man's evolution risk being relegated to the abyss as a section of the Church renews its war on science insisting that the evolution theory contradicts the biblical story of creation.

Bishop Boniface Adoyo of Nairobi Pentecostal Church (NPC), Christ is the Answer Ministries, is championing the 'hide-the-fossils' campaign, which has left scientists and historians perplexed.

Killing faith

Adoyo, the Chairman of Evangelical Alliance of Kenya that represents 35 churches with a membership of six million faithful, says the theory confuses children who frequent the museum on educational tours. "I'm worried that children will believe we evolved from monkeys. Yet this is not the truth that's killing our faith," he says.

Saturday Standard has learnt that the alliance has enlisted a number of Western institutions to raise funds for anti-hominid campaigns in the media and through religious sermons.

The church plans to hold major demonstrations to the museum to press for the removal of the bones.

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Gosh, what a wonderful title this thread has.

(I cannot think of anything useful to say about the eejit bishop; these people will be with us always.)



Originally posted by Boarsbreath:
[b]Gosh, what a wonderful title this thread has.[/b]

Thanks. The title was inspired by the title of a [url= album[/url]. :-)

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The fundies are always with us. Ignore them.

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Dr Leakey said the churches' plans were "the most outrageous comments I have ever heard".

He told The Daily Telegraph: "The National Museums of Kenya should be extremely strong in presenting a very forceful case for the evolutionary theory of the origins of mankind.

"The collection it holds is one of Kenya's very few global claims to fame and it must be forthright in defending its right to be at the forefront of this branch of science."

Calling the Pentecostal church fundamentalists, Dr Leakey added: "Their theories are far, far from the mainstream on this. They cannot be allowed to meddle with what is the world's leading collection of these types of fossils."

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