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Originally posted by ShreddedIce
As you know, recently the debate of Creationism vs. Darwinism (evolutionism) has heated up. People have taken sides, and schools are under constant pressure to stop teaching evolution or to put warning labels on textbooks claiming that evolution is just a theory. Although this is only one of many religious debates taking place in America, many feel that it is the most important thing in the country.
What I want to know is WHY???
Why couldn't God have set evolution into play and guided it along? Is it not a possibility that the claim that the world was created in 6 days in Genesis is a metaphor for the creation of the universe, solar system, and life? That seems like a reasonable and very likely median.
Most importantly, isn't it "un-Christian" to go at each other's necks and feel so much hate like this? It's kinda disappointing to see this every day...it's pretty sad...
Let me stress that I am Christian and believe firmly in God, so don't say that I'm denying the existance of Him, because I'm not. You, however, are welcome and have a right to have your own beliefs.
What do you think about this?
[edit on 6/28/05 by ShreddedIce]
Originally posted by D
Un-Christian eh? You must remember, that since you are a Christian that we are not all of a sudden something incredibly special and that we'll become perfect all of a sudden. We still have our flaws and we will have these flaws until the day we face judgement. The difference between us as Christians and non-Christians is that we have acknowledged Christ as our saviour.
Anyway, about Creationism v Darwinism, the only think I'd like to point out is that the main arguments people from both sides are not great. Christians use the Bible as backup and Darwinists and Evolutionists like to attack the Bible.
Originally posted by cpr12r
I'm christian and I believe that God guided alogn evolution and the creation of the universe but one thing has always intrigued me. If god created everything, What was around before god?
Originally posted by D
and Darwinists and Evolutionists like to attack the Bible.
Originally posted by Wisdumb
there is absolutely no possible way anything on this planet turned to MAN
Originally posted by marg6043
Without Creation is no sin, without sin is not damnation and without damnation we don't need a Saviour.
Religion can never have the sole base of their faith be put to the test.
Evolution and scientific research are the biggest enemies that believers of creationism have.
So, we must kill Darwin for Christ, along with any other sciences that teaches free thinking and encourage intellectual development.
Originally posted by shaunybaby
why do some christians say there is absolutly no proof that evolution exists, yet some christians put the two together? is the adam and eve myth still correct, yet with evolution tagging along? what's the deal?...
Originally posted by shaunybabyscience has evolution, quit stealing sciences ideas, and stick to your own religious beliefs or don't believe in them at all. you can't have evolution and god together, it doesn't work! if you do then it pretty much means the bible is utter incoherant crap.
Originally posted by junglejake
God created man in His image,
Originally posted by SkepticOverlord
This item bugs me also... it comes up a great deal, and is the reason creationists use to argue we never "could have come from damn dirty apes."
In reality, if this is the case, "God created us in his image," then God is not perfect, because we are very far from perfect.