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Monday, September 26, 2005

Whimsical Creationist

While I'm on the subject of religion, I'm beginning to realize that there are a lot of religious people in today's world, or at least here in the US, who actually see God as some sort of whimsical creationist. This "Intelligent Design" debate is a smokescreen for creationism which asserts that the whole universe was assembled by God in six days and it all took place around 6,000 years ago. In other words, in both geological and human terms, all of the universe is recent and was relatively easy for God to create. After creating the entire universe, Creationists assert that God only needed one day to rest.
Translating this into human terms of value, creation isn't worth much. What God created in only six days, God can and will destroy and it won't be much of a loss to Him. He can do it again any time he wants in the mere span of six days. For those people holding such beliefs, humanity has no responsibility at all for the survival of life on earth. God created it on a whim in only six days and can do it again any time He wants.
This doesn't set well with evolutionists who believe that the universe, the earth, and life here on earth are billions of years old. Evolutionists realize that if life here on earth is destroyed, it will never return, and if life is dealt a significant blow, if it ever does recover, it could take millions or billions of years to overcome the damage. From the perspective of people with this belief, humanity has a deep responsibility to the survival of life here on earth.
From the perspective of "Intelligent Design," isn't it ironic that the people with little or no respect for God's creation are the religious people while it is the evolutionists who have a deep and abiding respect for life? If there is a Satan, which perspective do you think would better serve his agenda?

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I'm beginning to realize that there are a lot of religious people in today's world, or at least here in the US, who actually see God as some sort of whimsical creationist."

What was your first clue?

"This "Intelligent Design" debate is a smokescreen for creationism which asserts that the whole universe was assembled by God in six days and it all took place around 6,000 years ago."

Actually Intelligent design and creationism are two different ideas. Intelligent design does not necessarily sign on to the fact that God created the universe in 7 days. But I could see how a Godless person would confuse the two. Since you detest the idea of there being a God, both are equally threatening to you.

"What God created in only six days, God can and will destroy and it won't be much of a loss to Him."

In Genesis 9 God promises not to destroy the earth again.

"For those people holding such beliefs, humanity has no responsibility at all for the survival of life on earth."

Wrong. In Genesis 1:28, God commanded us to "Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth." So people who believe in creationism also believe we are commanded to care for and maintain the earth.

"Evolutionists realize that if life here on earth is destroyed, it will never return"

Funny. I thought evolutionists signed on to the idea of natural selection and survival of the fittest? Yet you say they are the ones who insist we protect weaker life from being destroyed by stronger life. I suppose survival of the fittest only applies to other animals but not us big bad evil humans. Isn't that hypocricy?

"From the perspective of "Intelligent Design," isn't it ironic that the people with little or no respect for God's creation are the religious people while it is the evolutionists who have a deep and abiding respect for life?"

This is laughable. Those who believe in God do not respect life? Do you follow the abortion debate at all? What about Teri Schiavo? It is the Godless left that has no respect for human life. Why don't you just come out and say you hate God and you think people who believe in God are idiots. At least you would be true to yourself instead of putting on this charade as some brilliant philosopher.

9:58 AM, September 27, 2005  

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