Originally posted by GradyPhilpott
people who can't get this through their heads ought not to be allowed to use telephones, airplanes, automobiles or have access to modern medicine,
since the technologies that make all these things possible are based on principles never mentioned in the Bible.
[edit on 2006/2/3 by GradyPhilpott]
Not exactly something I ever expected seeing from a Mod...
People shouldnt use technology because they may believe that the world was created in 6 days? I dont see the point here.
I do lean, as one of those people, that feels that a 6 day creation isnt that far fetched when looking at it through the minds eye. Sure, we could go
through the whole argument about how far and fast light travels, this, that and the other as arguments, and as a critic, I can also accept that it's
possible that such a thing isnt possible. Yet, when I accept and/or if I accept God as a whole, then I again can see that such things are possible as
I mean, it's not so much of wether there is or isnt a God, but I would think that if there IS indeed a God of such magnitude and power that the bible
describes, I can believe that a 6 day creation is possible. Yet, again, we have to argue wether that God exists or not. I'm not speaking about some
hybrid alient.. I'm speaking about what the bible details as real. Do I know? I could I? I didnt live back then, but the bible does tell of some
things that we take as true... And some that we overlook that could also be just as historical or infomative.
- The bible speaks of the flood. Science/History says something like this happened on a much smaller scale. If so, it doesnt quite explain how the
sphynx suffered such errosion from water. There are theories about the rising river, the desert once being wet and rainy.. but that flood can still
- The bible also mentions that the world was divided at some point durring the first generations. I cant say one way or the other, but when I was a
kid, I used to throw a water hose on the ground just to watch it create minature rivers. I used to imagine that this was how the atlantic formed.
The way rivers, and this little river I created, moved, it left nearly perfect replicas of the opposite bank. If the stream turned one way, it would
look the same on both sides of the stream. Yeah, I understand pangea, but I also saw the similarities in my own little experament as a child playing
with mud.. Sure, it may not much anything, but the visual information still appears as something that could happen on a grander scale. That would
take ALOT of water though.. Still, the bible speaks of a flood of great magnitude. We know, over just the span of our own lives, how massive the
polar caps are/were. I dont think it would be fair to say that even with all the ice melted, the waters would not harm much more than the coastlines
for miles in. If you had a flat valley durring that time that could have been washed away, that sediment would have gone somewhere, and it very well
may have been pushed aside or out of the way.
I once read a story about a Geologist who was an athiest untill he treked over the grand canyon and started looking at the landscape. Once there, he
started to look more closely and discovered that the grand canyon, according to his theories, could have been made in a very short time.. Thats what
led him to christianity. The poor fella has died since, but hey, i look at it like this..
Some scientists, VERY educated people, scholars and what not, actually do believe in God, some believe in 6day creation, possibly few but some still..
Then there is the other side that are athiests and still even those who are agnostic and believe a bit diffrently than both.
I say this.. If you have one person claiming that God doesnt exist with those same credentuals, he's looked at as correct and people will believe
If one person claims God and he is also of the same schooling, level of education, scientist.. He is looked at as a moron, idiot, crazy.. All because
he believes in something higher.
Since none of us lived then, witnessed these events... how can we really know?
Carbon dating? I see conflicting stories that it's not accurate, is is accurate, the sun may have tainted what we know as carbon dating causing
elements to have a shorter halflife than normal.. etc.
Personaly, I hold that all is possible as much as it is impossible. My take? We'll find out in the end. Still, that's no reason to call another
an idiot over it. The bible DOES say alot of things that may be overlooked about science. So does the book of Enoch. There is alot of interesting
tid bits in that book.
It goes alot farther than just the moon and the sun being round. Those people knew very well that the earth was round. If not, then had man written
the bible, I think he woulda left some of those details out.