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Who is blind and foolish?
Who has the facts?
Earlier today, I became quite caught up in contributing to a series of comments on a hub, which was written in response to a request by another hubber. I guess I've probably had less than a handful of personal encounters from those who disagree w/ my viewpoints. I really don't much care to confront others or to be confronted if it leads to arguments (which the Bible specifically says to avoid) or hard feelings, but being challenged is something I don't tend to shy away from.
The subject involved historical and scientific evidence regarding Jesus Christ. - I think I'm the guilty culprit in regards to it taking another direction, flavoring it w/ biblical knowledge, faith and testimony regarding his divinity.
Not surprising, one of the opposing positions had to do w/ evolution. I made a comment about their not being transitional fossils to support the macro theory. In my early days as a believer, I became familiar and appreciative of a series of teachings by Ron Rhodes, one of the topics being "Evolution VS Creation." Another one that I didn't 100% buy into, but thought was interesting all the same, was "Dinosaurs, fossils and Geology." There will always be those with beliefs or data to "counter." If we all agreed this world might be an easier place to coexist but it wouldn't be as an interesting. We need to be open though to listening and learning from one another. We are all on individual journeys and should be respectful of where one is at, no matter what - or where - on the path we find ourselves and others to be. It is up to each of us to seek truth and choose what to believe.
I'm kind of going off on a rabbit trail here, but to give readers a better perspective of who I am and where I'm coming from (and perhaps give one something to ponder) there are days I receive email forwards from people who caution about this and that 'physical danger,' or attempt to gain support for this or that 'cause,' attempt to educate about some 'news tidbit' etc. For the record, I have family members and friends who don't share my faith, so the emails I'm referring too come from people from all walks of life. My point, I take the information to snopes.com and 9 times out of 10, discover the information I've received is false. Isn't it ironic that people can so blindly believe some things but when it comes to things of the Bible, so many are skeptical? Knowing what the Word says, I'm not really surprised by that. I confess that when other Christians do this, it really gets under my skin. Of all people, we should be backing up our facts. In an effort to not be hypocritical, there have been occurrences when I too have been guilty of this since I know there are people in each of our circles who we trust, and see as being reputable sources. I've found out the hard way this isn't always the case, yet I really don't question the good intentions of people.
Check out the utube video which offers $250,000 to anyone who can prove the theory of evolution. Thought there may be some out there who are up for the challenge. Thought some would enjoy the presentation and some may have something new to think about although I personally was hoping there would be something about all the different "homo's" and Neanderthal man.
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