Originally posted by dusty1
reply to post by ImperialMaj
Glory to The Father of Creation!
Amen to that my brother!
[edit on 5-3-2010 by dusty1]
Barring for a moment the distinct impression of "Trolling for Christ" (or lulz) I'm picking up from this exchange, I find it ironic how easily the
study of the natural universe (the "Creation", if you will) is cast aside by the very people who label themselves as "Creationists".
Whether or not you assume divine authorship, it's hard to refute that the bible is merely a book. Men write books all the time. Educational,
inspirational, fictional, autobiographical... etc. We have special community buildings where we store large quantities of such books for public
access. Books are not beyond the realm of human invention.
The natural world, however, is. The natural world, the creation, exists beyond man's capability to forge or alter or invent. Mankind has no
repositories of physical universes which we've created and share communally. To even suggest such a concept is an absurdity.
So why, then, is a man-made book touted as a higher authority on god's creation than the very creation we inhabit. Why cannot the distinction between
doctrine and deity be made in their minds? Perhaps reality is simply too counter-intuitive and down-right weird for them to wrap their minds around?
And if a creator god is responsible for this strange and counter-intuitive reality in which we find ourselves, then shouldn't such
counter-intuitiveness be indicative of which direction that one should start searching for the truth?
It's often said that truth is stranger than fiction. If that holds true, then the bibles of all religions fall flat in comparison to the universe -
exposed as the simplistic self-important anthropomorphic fancies of men who lived in a time when ignorance and fear guided humanity. J.B.S. Haldane
once remarked on the strange creation we find ourselves in;
"Now, my own suspicion is that the universe is not only queerer than we suppose, but queerer than we can suppose. I suspect that there are more
things in heaven and earth than are dreamed of, or can be dreamed of, in any philosophy."
A statement which, I think, holds more wisdom, humility... and honesty, than any passage found in the bible. It compliments nicely, as well, Thomas
Paine's observations in his work Age of Reason... and more eloquently stated than I have done so far.
"The Creation speaketh a universal language, independently of human speech or human language, multiplied and various as they may be. It is an
ever-existing original, which every man can read. It cannot be forged; it cannot be counterfeited; it cannot be lost; it cannot be altered; it cannot
be suppressed. It does not depend upon the will of man whether it shall be published or not; it publishes itself from one end of the earth to the
other. It preaches to all nations and to all worlds; and this word of God reveals to man all that is necessary for man to know of God."
The question is simple; If you believe in a god which created the universe and everything within it - including yourself, why then do you promote the
belief in a mere book over the evidence of the very creation you attribute to being god's own handi-work?