John Banks is a Bible-believing Christian in New Zealand who accepts the literal truth of the book of Genesis.
John Banks told Radio Rhema that he has no doubts the first chapters of Genesis are true.
"That’s what I believe, but I’m not going to impose my beliefs on other people, especially in this post-Christian society that we live in, especially in these lamentable times.”
"There are reactionaries out there, humanists in particular, that overrun the bureaucracies in Wellington and state education.”
How nice that he’s not going to impose his views on others. Unfortunately, John Banks is the Associate Education Minister. Don’t ask me, I have no idea how these kooks get positions of responsibility like that.
I’m also disappointed in the NZ Herald, that chose to end the article with this dull clunk.
Bible scholars are divided over whether this is a literal description or an allegory to help people understand how the world came into being.
Really? Doesn’t this rather suggest that if “bible scholars” can’t agree on this issue of consistency with reality, we should just ignore “bible scholars” instead of citing them as vague authorities in news articles?