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Creation Stories

  1. Paul Wingert profile image78
    Paul Wingertposted 6 years ago

    Hardcore creationists drive themselves into a frenzy trying despirately to denounce evolution, carbon dating, and so on. They write books and produce videos on a subject they don't know anything about. 9 times out of 10 their sources are other books and videos created by other creationist with zero credibilty. For example, so some guy with a PHD says that carbon dating is inaccurate. Come to find out this guy got his PHD in Bible study at some Christian College and never spent the first minute in a lab where carbon dating is done. What his credibilty tells me is that it took this guy eight years to read the Bible. Since creationists going through great pains on trying to get their point across, why don't they look at the big picture and question the creation story itself? How can anyone take ancient stories so ridiculous as gosple truth without question?

    1. Merlin Fraser profile image77
      Merlin Fraserposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Why do you torture yourself like this ?

      Haven't you realized it by now that to challenge Creationist logic is a complete waste of time.

      God created the world and everything in six days which means man and dinosaurs walked the Earth at the same time. Mankind started with two people Adam and Eve, they had two children, both boys, one killed the other and God threw the killer out of Eden. He wandered off and got married...

      The rest is history OK...? If you want Logic, Reason and Common Sense with your discussions stay away from Evangelical Creationists that way your sanity will remain intact.

      1. qwark profile image60
        qwarkposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Merlin:
        2 THUMBS UP!!!!
        Qwark

    2. pennyofheaven profile image82
      pennyofheavenposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      They do at least some I know do.

  2. brotheryochanan profile image60
    brotheryochananposted 6 years ago

    Because we know the writer, personally. Our faith is in God. As we work out our walk with God we delve into the bible but not necessarily the parts you would like us to be in. The New testament or New Covenant is what pertains nowadays and in this area is where you will find most christians. The Gospel is tantamount! and must be preached as Christ said, because God chose the foolishness of preaching to save people.
    People who stand on the outside of this great and terrific, effortless walk with christ and yell, foul, can often be noted to understand very little about scripture and a lot about other sources of information. These other sources of information can be considered 'strong delusion'. Of course being a christian and surrendering to God and feeling his power can also be 'strong persuasion'.
    Christianity has survived and will keep on surviving until jesus returns to sit in the throne of david in His holy land because God has ordained it to be so.

    1. Woman Of Courage profile image62
      Woman Of Courageposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Agreed.

    2. profile image0
      Baileybearposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      you know the writer personality - I was a "born-again" christian for many years and I never heard God's voice or saw him.  So you have?

    3. Disappearinghead profile image91
      Disappearingheadposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I'm not sure that the whole of Judaism believes in literal 6 day creation.
      http://www.ou.org/about/judaism/sheshet.htm

      Many Jews see not 24hour periods but ages.

      1. livelonger profile image88
        livelongerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        That's right.

        Keep in mind that even the Orthodox are saying that it's not literally days, but epochs.

        Reform, Reconstructionist and Conservative Jews generally think the entire creation story was just a metaphor, and believe the universe is 13 billion years old like science suggests.

        1. qwark profile image60
          qwarkposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          ...and the pope agrees with Hawking, BUT, he has the last word i.e. god is responsible for it all!   
          Religious arrogance, based soley upon self imposed ignorance, is disgusting and absurd!
          Qwark

          1. livelonger profile image88
            livelongerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            You're entitled to your beliefs.

      2. Castlepaloma profile image23
        Castlepalomaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        disappearing

        Look at my hub  Creation Museum

    4. Beelzedad profile image61
      Beelzedadposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Yes, science and reality are 'strong delusions' to the believer who would prefer to embrace fairy tale stories of mythical beings and invisible entities to rule their worldview, despite the fact that science has brought them everything they have today, which they take advantage of and enjoy thoroughly even though it is only a strong delusion. smile

    5. getitrite profile image80
      getitriteposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      So are muslims, Hindus, and other non-christian religions suffering from 'strong delusion?'



      lol lol lol!  This is extremely absurd! Why would surrendering your mind to an imaginary mythical being be anything other than a Strong Delusion?  Please explain.



      No.  Christianity has survived, and will keep surviving, until weak-minded people get the courage to summon some integrity.
      Jesus is not  going to return to anything.  To think that a dead man is going to resurrect himself and come back to earth, suggests a state of mental psychosis.  It is absurd.

      1. qwark profile image60
        qwarkposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        getitrite:
        I'm standing and applauding!!!
        QWark

        1. getitrite profile image80
          getitriteposted 6 years ago in reply to this



          Thanks Qwark.

  3. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

    "Creation Stories"

    Once upon a time...

    1. paradigmsearch profile image89
      paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      ...someone was very bored...

      1. paradigmsearch profile image89
        paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        ...so they made up religion.

        1. Castlepaloma profile image23
          Castlepalomaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          OH great one! tell me more, tell me more, more, more, more.....................................................................................................................................................................

          1. paradigmsearch profile image89
            paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            lol

  4. psycheskinner profile image81
    psycheskinnerposted 6 years ago

    I think you have to respect human diversity, it is an asset in the evolutionary sense to have people with different systems of beleif.

    1. qwark profile image60
      qwarkposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Skinner:
      I agree, except as it relates to religion.
      I'd like to to enumerate for us, how religion has been a "real" asset to human life.
      Qwark

  5. Jeff Berndt profile image91
    Jeff Berndtposted 6 years ago

    Oh, c'mon. Everyone knows that the universe was sneezed from the nostrils of the Great Green Arklesiezure.

    Repent! For the Coming of the Great White Handkerchief is at hand!

  6. psycheskinner profile image81
    psycheskinnerposted 6 years ago

    An evolutionary perspective is about the success of the individual in passing on their genes.  Religion clearly can help with that. Like religions that say not to use contraception.

    I think it is dubious to oppose religion on moral grounds or enlightenment of the race grounds.  That is a bit like calling the kettle black.

    1. qwark profile image60
      qwarkposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Skinner:
      it seems our definition of the word "Asset" differs.
      I see no "asset" in what you just proposed.
      Qwark

  7. Jeff Berndt profile image91
    Jeff Berndtposted 6 years ago

    I came across this video some time ago. It's got some lovely images and some powerful words, and it's about how science isn't scary, and how religion can make the world scarier than it needs to be.

    The speaker has rejected religion entirely, while I have not, but I agree with him that religion is often misused, and rather than giving comfort to the fearful, it is often used to make people fearful while at the same time offering comfort from said fear, but only if you do as I say.

    Anyway, here's the video:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6w2M50_Xdk

    Almost entirely safe for work, with the exception of one F-bomb toward the end of the speech.

    1. Castlepaloma profile image23
      Castlepalomaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Enjoyed the video

      The iron in our blood is the same in space.

      Spiritual is the unknown, not the known in an over ego book and what kind of miracle are they talking about.

 
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