posted on Oct, 19 2009 @ 06:18 AM
I like threads like these because they show the possibility of open mindedness.
Those who believe that the world was literally made in 6 days are pretty few, relatively speaking. Many have taken on the notion of using science to
explain what happened during creation, which is nice to see. Blind faith belongs only to a dead mind. It's nice to see that those who cling to
religion are at least refining those beliefs. So the bible says days, but since one day is like a thousand years then the planet can still be
extremely old and still have been created by god.
But I like to cross breed creationism with science and evolution to see where it leads people. Creationists do not believe in evolution. God made the
earth and the seas and the mountains and the vegetation and animals, and then man. Man was made in god's image, god looks like man.
But those who use a more scientific line of thought to explain creation in a biblical sense also have a tendency to fold evolution in as well. Since
the earth was not made in 6 literal days then man does not have to have been made in literal minutes either. The development of man in the course of
science could have taken thousands of years, while for god it only took ...however long it took.
But if that's the case, what is the image of god? If you fold any level of evolution into place then there has to be a definative start and stop part
as to where evolution ends and creation began. If god made us in his image, then what is his image? Is he a hairy primate and we have since evolved
beyond the initial image of god? Is he a glob of goop, the primodial soup where everything first came from? Is he a single cell?
It's fun to think about. Well... unless you can't stand the thought of thinking about it.