Tuesday, February 12, 2008

I am a Creationist


The above link is to an article concerning standards for teaching the theory of evolution in Florida schools. After reading the article I decided to blog. I also recommend Vox Day's book "The Irrational Atheist." You can download it for whatever you feel like paying at Vox Day's website. http://irrationalatheist.com/downloads.html

In the interest of disclosure, before I talk about what I’m going to talk about, let me say unequivocally that I am a Biblical Creationist. I believe in the Biblical account as it is written. I believe the Bible as truth. I believe that there are differences between allegory, stories and history written in the Bible. I believe Jonah and the large fish is history. I believe David and the giant was history. I believe creation was history. Was I there to witness it? No. Do I accept it? Yes.

I also believe that evolution is a theory, not a fact, a theory. I believe it is a theory being used to undermine the faith of millions. I know that evolutionist will claim that creation is a theory. So be it. Funny thing is about this word ‘theory.’ I saw someone write an article complaining that someone wanted the teaching of evolution to include the word ‘theory.’ They had a problem with that. It is a theory. That’s all it is. Contrary to what is pushed upon us, evolution is a theory not a proven fact, a theory.

What should be taught in schools? Neither. What? You may say.

In his book “The Irrational Atheist,” Vox Day talks about the definition of science. “But if Oxford’s most famous professor never quite gets around to answering the question, the Oxford English Dictionary does not shirk from the task. It defines science as “the intellectual and practical activity encompassing the systematic study of the structure and behavior of the physical and natural world through observation and experiment. (—ORIGIN Latin scientia, from scire “know.”)There, was that so hard? Science is systematic study done through observation and experiment. Therefore, if the study is not systematic, or if observation and experiment are not involved, it is obviously not science by this definition.”[1]

Using the Oxford English Dictionary view of science, neither evolutionary theory nor creation theory should be taught in school. Maybe both should be taught in philosophy.

What the schools should teach is how things work, not how we think it came in to being. Math isn’t taught by teaching how it came into being. English isn’t taught by teaching how it came to be. Why should biology and science be taught that way? Biology especially shouldn’t be taught that way. Teach how something that we must deal with works now, not the theory of how we think it worked before it came to be now. I don’t care how you think it came to be. How does it work now?

First day of class the teacher should say, “There are many who believe that God created the heavens and the earth. Others believe that it just happened by chance. Others just don’t know. In this class we will learn what we do know – how things work.” Teach how the eye works. Teach how the body works. Teach about the healing process and how thing work together. Neither creation nor evolution is fundamentally necessary to teach how something that is in existence works. Teach how things work, not how you think it came into being. How it works will be more of a benefit that how you think it came about.

The only reason I can see for the pushing of evolutionary theory on anyone is to undermine their faith. Just teach how things work and function. I believe God created us. Man sinned. Jesus died and rose for us to make us acceptable to God. I will do what is in my power to love you.

Now explain to me how the body is designed to heal itself. Explain to me how the eye works. Explain how the ear works. Don’t tell me how you think it came to be, I’m not interested in how you think it came to be. I know what I believe. My faith is in Jesus, the only begotten Son of God. There is no other. He has no brother, except his adopted brothers and sisters of grace through faith. I don’t have enough faith to be an atheist.

To me the body functions too well together to be an accident.

[1] The Irrational Atheist by Vox Day, Page 30, BenBella Books, Inc, Dallas, TX


Carrie said...

So Glen, I was wondering, do you think that schools should teach how things work, and not how they came to being....cause I'm starting to think that is what you are trying to say here.
Just joking. This is a very good point. Very logical. So why isn't the way it is, uhh...cause this world is fallen.
Keep fighting the good fight my friend.

DJ GlenMC said...

Thanks. I'm not really sure if I got my point across though...LOL

Carrie said...

Really? What was your point. I was thinking it was along the lines of: No matter what your understanding of how things started (because neither can be proven or dis proven), we should concentrate on more of what we DO know. We have a greater understanding of how things are now, than how they began.
Teach what we know. Trust in what we believe.
Please help me understand. This is the stuff that can drive me crazy!!
(And I REALLY do not need any more help with that.)

DJ GlenMC said...

Teach what we know in schools. Theories are just that, "theories." My blog after this has some great stuff from scientists. You check some of them out.