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Naturally, some of Schmidt's colleagues disagree with his ideas. The lack of evidence of houses, for instance, doesn't prove that nobody lived at Göbekli Tepe. And increasingly, archaeologists studying the origins of civilization in the Fertile Crescent are suspicious of any attempt to find a one-size-fits-all scenario, to single out one primary trigger. It is more as if the occupants of various archaeological sites were all playing with the building blocks of civilization, looking for combinations that worked. In one place agriculture may have been the foundation; in another, art and religion; and over there, population pressures or social organization and hierarchy. Eventually they all ended up in the same place. Perhaps there is no single path to civilization; instead it was arrived at by different means in different places.
Many of todays "enlightened" scientific minds would look at these incredible structures from the past ("Stonehenge, etc) and would say "Man, I just don't get it, it must be aliens".
I have read over this, and since I love to comment on these religious ones, I guess this is no different. What I understand from the OP is that religion did all these wonderful things. It helped men greatly in their scientific pursuit for understanding. This is true. Many of the greatest scientific minds of the past, and some of the present, have taken clues from the Bible and have used these to lead them to amazing discoveries. The art and structure in a snowflake is one. But then we got smart, and should abolish this foolish crutch that is embarrassing to us believers. Hmmm.
I will tell an interesting story. Many of todays "enlightened" scientific minds would look at these incredible structures from the past ("Stonehenge, etc) and would say "Man, I just don't get it, it must be aliens". Then a guy named Wally Wallington messed around and made a replica of Stonehenge, in his backyard, by himself. You don't really hear about this in the news. Ever wonder why? Because it makes people look foolish. Something they were confounded by was actually very simple. You know another guy erected an obelisk by just digging out sand underneath it until it stood up straight? Something sooooo simple confounded the greatest minds of our time. These are just examples.
Maybe the men back then were smarter? Maybe the men today have just went away from the apparent clues to our design and have decided to deify themselves. I would say it is entirely accurate the Lord has given my life meaning. I would say it is entirely accurate that it is my crutch. But never have I been embarrassed. Never have I been ashamed of the One who made me. I look upon the magnificence of His creation and I am awed. The more I learn, the more I recognize the perfection of all skill sets that has worked to make this thing we call life. What a wonder that He considers such a thing as me. You see this is the proper way to think. This is how men thought then, when we did amazing things. Not just Christians, all men. Our life was in perspective. Abolish it for yourself. It will live on in me.edit on 15-4-2014 by pleasethink because: (no reason given)