The definition absolutely does change, see RA's comment, he said it very well
People that don't believe in something, even when there is overwhelming evidence suggesting otherwise, baffle me.....but thats just me. I am an evolution guy, even after going to church for 18 straight years. My Biology degree might have had something to do with that.
and I'm on board for the cremation thing....
It is impossible to change something defined by a higher power than man. Like it or not, it is what it is and matters not what one chooses to not believe in. Like I have said, I wholeheartedly agree with civil unions and would like to see all 50 states adopt them, but we know that won't fly in most places in the south and midwest. I wish it was as simple as a battle of semantics, but it is not.
"Going to church" and believing in evolution are not mutually exclusive. Science and Christianity can and do coexist. Evangelical protestantism tends to be where you find the most religious opposition to evolution and they are very vocal, especially in the south(you should know since you lived in Mississippi), but they don't speak for Christians as a whole. They get their view from their literalist interpretation of the Bible, which is a somewhat recent phenomena considering Christianity has been around 2000 years. I don't have a biology degree but I believe there are merits to evolution theory as science has proven over the years, just like one doesn't need an English degree to know how to properly construct a sentence or a math degree to calculate 2+2.
Nothing wrong with cremation. My mother-in-law was just cremated in June and I'm fine with being cooked myself.
"You stay bought into it when you see your opponent sucking air and physically failing, and you're still fit and ready, and you know you own his ass."
-Former Bama LB Cory Reamer on Coach Cochran's training program