The following is from a conversation I had with a Catholic friend I like and admire:
Genesis 1 refers to each day as a “day”,
in numbered order, and with the inclusion of evening and morning. What in the text, either in Genesis 1 or anywhere else in scripture, tells us NOT to take it as written? Simply, nothing.
The text shows us we MUST take it as written.
In Exodus 20, God says “For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day.” The reason why is because He is telling the Israelites that He set the example for them by working for six days and resting for one. Not only is this passage a lie if God actually worked for 13 billion years in six somewhat overlapping epochs, but it also makes no sense.
Why even bring up Genesis 1 if not to show that they are following a divine example? Surely even these people, without the benefit of i-phones and a public school education, could count to seven, or understand the idea of taking a day off? In other sections of the OT when God refers to a six to one ratio, such as working the land for six YEARS and then letting it rest for one YEAR, He does not bring up the creation week. If it was merely a metaphor meant to illustrate a six to one/ work to rest, then why only bring it up when He is talking about DAYS but never other lengths of time? Continue reading
A loyal reader wrote in on an article I wrote called:
First he quotes me from my article saying;
“He[Darwin] knew that the fossils did not contain the transitional forms his theory anticipated. This was also in his book. He expressed hope that SOMEDAY the fossils would reveal some transitional forms, but he admitted that, as of his lifetime, they had not.
150 years later, they still have not.”
And then he replied by saying;
Those transitional fossils have now been found. Birds, wales and horses all have obvious roots, interim forms and their ancestors are documented in fossils. The other point about primitive eyes have also been well documented in living as well as the fossil record.
Sorry Loyal Reader, but it’s simply not true.
The following is part of a conversation I had with a Catholic whom I like and admire:
No doubt you may still have in your mind that Evolution, Deep time and Big Bang Cosmology are science- established facts based on observation.
Do these bones make my dinosaur look old?
“If reason (not ideology) indicates that Genesis 1 is not a scientific account of creation, then the revelation contained in Genesis 1 must be something other than literal.”
And I would agree, though I would add, “Or it is wrong.” But only if by “a scientific account of creation” you actually mean “an ACCURATE scientific account of creation.” Because Genesis is not a SCIENCE account, it is a HISTORICAL account.
If you literally mean what you say here, that proving Genesis is not a scientific account (but rather a HISTORICAL account) would, by that fact prove it cannot be taken literally, then you are making the case that NO historical account can every be taken literally, and only SCIENCE books can be believed to mean what they say. I don’t think you mean that. And despite your words, I think you mean something different than what you said because of the larger context of this comment.
See? This stuff is wonderfully applicable to your everyday life.
Welcome to Feedback Friday! Today’s fan mail comes from This Article wherein I make the following comment:
“An atheist has no reason to get married, or stay married. An atheist has no reason to make vows or keep the vows they make.”
This is a statement about Atheism’s total lack of moral foundation. I in no way suggest that Atheists should not be ALLOWED to get married or anything like that. None the less, I got this reply.
Atheists have no reason to get married? How discriminatory & frankly ignorant. It should be a crime to indoctrinate children into that sick [swear words]
And yes, this was her entire comment with only the swears removed.
Angry Ferret is about to make you sorry to ever opened your big, dumb mouth!
Many people want to know if we Young Earth Creationists can make a case for our position beyond merely poking holes in the Deep Time/Evolutionary position. The answer is yes. Here are just a few examples of scientific observations which prove the deep time/evolutionary timeline to be impossible, and that the earth is, at most, .02% the age we are told by evolutionary dogma (note- NOT 2%, but 0.02%):
- The faint sun paradox: The sun is getting brighter over time, which means it was darker in the past. If the earth is 4.5 billion years old, then the earth would have been frozen solid at the time life was supposedly evolving. But even worse, the ice and snow would have reflected back enough light to make the earth even colder, and it would have never thawed.
Deep time Ice age models have the same problem. Once an ice age begins, how do you make it stop? No models have an answer, except those which show the ice age as a result of the global flood (As described in Genesis).
The earth CANNOT be older than 3.8 billion years or the surface would be frozen solid and life could not exist.
We’ve just cut down the age of the earth by a billion years based on observational science.
Every now and then a self professed “atheist” comes to my blog to tell me what an idiot I am. I appreciate this, because sometimes I forget, and it helps to be reminded. They assure me that I am wrong, and EASILY debunked. You can imagine how excited I get at the opportunity to be educated.
But it never happens.
They tell me that there ARE answers to my position. They assure me that there ARE arguments for atheism, or proofs that Christianity is false, and many other things. They promise that they are writing an essay which will teach me WHY I’m wrong, so I can learn a few things and stop being such a big, dumb monkey.
But it never happens. The essay is never finished. The Answers don’t come. I used to sit here at my keyboard all sad and dejected, but then I figured out why the Atheists don’t follow through and provide me with the education I so desperately need:
I AM UNWORTHY.
Atheist monkey COULD tell you why your religion is dumb… but you’re not worth his time…
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y., aka “AOC”, aka “Socialist Barbie”), has become something of a political celebrity this year, due to the fact that she says things that make people assume she’s a character on Saturday Night Live or the Simpsons and not an actual politician. In several public speeches she declared that the world would end in TWELVE YEARS if we didn’t fix “global warming.” Members of the “Jehovah’s Witnesses” cult immediately quit their jobs and sold all of their worldly possessions in order to wait for the end to come, just as they did each of the 18 times their religious leaders said Jesus was coming back.
Mankind, look upon your destroyer: The flatulent Apocalypse Cow!
AOC has decided that the time to act is NOW- because the earth is going to be destroyed in less time that it takes to get through the line at the DMV by man made global warming (which is now “Climate Change” due to the lack of warming for the past 17 years). One of the causes of this alarming climate change, she asserts, is “cow farts.” Cows are farting, and the government HAS TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT! Continue reading