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Originally posted by maryjenkins
According to an erudite book titled, The Holy Science, by Sri Yukteswar, Christian, Hebrew and Hindu scriptures are compared side by side.
For example, the universe was not created in 7 earth days. It was created in 7 stages. These are described as follows: “The universe thus described, commencing from the Eternal Substance, God, down to the gross material creation, has been distinguished into seven different spheres.
1. The foremost of these is the sphere of God - the only Real Substance in the universe.
2. The next in order is the sphere of the Holy Spirit.
3. The next is the sphere of spiritual reflection, the Sons of God, wherein the idea of separate existence of Self originates.
4. Then comes the sphere of the Atom, the beginning of the creation of darkness, Maya, upon which the Spirit is reflected.
5. Around this Atom is the sphere of magnetic aura, the electricities. This sphere is called the Great Vacuum.
6. The next is the sphere of electric attributes and is called the Vacuum Ordinary.
7. The last and lowest sphere is the sphere of gross material creation, which is always visible to everyone.
This is an abbreviated version so it will fit into the limits of a post. More later.
Originally posted by pjslug
One more thing... The story of Noah and the flood. Someone here was saying how could Noah put two of every species on his ark? Well, how could aliens here today be collecting a genetic databank of all flora and fauna on the earth, said to be taking place so that they can re-seed us after a great catastrophe? It sounds to me like the ark was an alien craft that contained genetic information for all flora and fauna on the earth. A flood is very possible, just as they think the glaciers will melt today and cause massive floods. I think there are elements of truth in every religion, even if they are allegorical.
Truth is stranger than fiction.
Originally posted by pjslug
I used to believe in the theory of evolution until I realized it made no sense.
Originally posted by jakyll
I don't believe in creationism or evolution.(from apes.)
A locomotive is moving. Someone asks: "What moves it?" A peasant says the devil moves it. Another man says the locomotive moves because its wheels go round. A third asserts that the cause of its movement lies in the smoke which the wind carries away.
But the man who says that the movement of the wheels is the cause refutes himself, for having once begun to analyze he ought to go on and explain further why the wheels go round; and till he has reached the ultimate cause of the movement of the locomotive in the pressure of steam in the boiler, he has no right to stop in his search for the cause.
But anyway, he made a good point. How could the human come together by chance? Let's say it did, and out of mutation came an organism with a heart. Well, if it hasn't developed lungs yet, how would a heart support itself? And if it hasn't developed a circulatory system, how would it support the lungs? And so on... But even better is the idea that the first proteins came together by chance. The odds of a protein coming together exactly as required for a human to form are 10 to the 520th power. Well, in science, anything that is 10 to the 50th power is considered impossible. So how can science therefore consider evolution a statistical probability? It just doesn't add up.
Originally posted by Jvillezbank
There isn't enough nuts in our community for everyone to live,
Check this out: We're birds. Chirp Chirp. Whee I can fly.
There's some nuts on the ground that we eat. My DNA mutated in a way that made my beak a little thicker and narrower. Sure the chick-birds make fun of me, but I can crack nuts better than anyone else. Now as we compete for these nuts, I get more, you get less. A year passes, weather is a little screwy. It knocked most of the nut-bearing trees over, before they could bear any food for us. There isn't enough nuts in our community for everyone to live, and most will starve to death within a few weeks. Of these birds that starve.... will I be one to die? Of course not, my beak was better at cracking open nuts so I had access to more of them...... so I will reproduce. And there will be more bird with beaks a little thicker and a little narrower, and the species slowly begins to change as we compete for resources.
Originally posted by pjslug
Yes, exactly, but birds will mutate into other birds. Where is the fossil evidence to substantiate the claim that one species mutated into an entirely different species?
Originally posted by DisabledVet
I prefer to go with PROOF rather than a STORY.
We have the fossils....simple enough... creationists cant disprove that which exists and has been proven....
Originally posted by finallianstallionBecause what I´ve heard ( according to bible) every living thing on Eart today had to be also in the ark.
Originally posted by theindependentjournal
I am wondering where ATS'rs stand on Evolution and Creation and the Age of the Earth. [...]
I will go first and say that I believe the Bible's account of our Origin.
Originally posted by Gorman91
I believe everything in science + God created it all. 'nuff said
Originally posted by madnessinmysoul
there is no need for god in the system. god adds no additional understanding of the processes that have eventually created human life.
Originally posted by surrender_dorothy
without understanding the gods, you will never understand the true meaning of your life.