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Saturday, March 27, 2010

Creation story makes more sense than the rest of the Bible

Francisco Ayala said,

"As I see it, scientific knowledge is consistent with a religious belief in God. More so than the 'creationists[']' assertion that everything in the world has been precisely designed by the Creator. Because, then, how to account for human crimes and sins (including the Biblical Fall) and for all the catastrophes that pervade the natural world?"

Well, Francisco, if you cannot answer that question, why do you expect the creationists to be able to answer it? The question of why the world is imperfect is beyond the scope of biblical creationism. According to the Bible, the world as it was originally created was perfect -- for example, there was a Garden of Eden and even the snake had legs.

As I have discussed before, the Bible's creation story actually makes much more sense than some other parts of the Bible, such as the gospel. The creation story is fairly straightforward whereas the gospel is full of illogic, inconsistencies, contradictions, ambiguities, and unintelligibility. And the creation story is consistent with the idea of an all-powerful god whereas the god of the gospel is a weak, limited god who must struggle against Satan for control of the world.

Anyway, to me the big problem is that the Darwinists ignore fair scientific criticisms of Darwinism and pretend that science vs. religion is the only issue in the evolution debate.

4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

the Bible's creation story actually makes much more sense than some other parts of the Bible

Which one? And of course, the rest of Genesis is chock full of illogic, inconsistencies, contradictions, ambiguities, and unintelligibility. Forget the weak god of the gospel who has to struggle with Satan - the god of the rest of Genesis is thwarted by a fucking talking snake!

Monday, March 29, 2010 2:20:00 PM  
Blogger Larry Fafarman said...

>>>>>> Which one? <<<<<<

The chronological order of events in Genesis 1 and 2 may appear at first to be inconsistent, but the order of events in Genesis 2 is not specified. It has merely be assumed that the chronological order of events in Genesis 2 is the same as the order of narration.

>>>>> the rest of Genesis is chock full of illogic, inconsistencies, contradictions, ambiguities, and unintelligibility. <<<<<<

But the parts of Genesis that correspond to evolution are Genesis 1 & 2. The rest of Genesis is not in conflict with evolution theory.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010 1:58:00 PM  
Blogger Jafafa said...

Nothing is perfect of course depending on whatever perfect is supposed to mean, but how exactly would a snake be better off with legs?

Wednesday, April 07, 2010 2:47:00 AM  
Blogger Jim Sherwood said...

Ayala is an ex-Catholic, a former Catholic priest and monk who was converted to essentially atheist or agnostic views by absorbing Darwinist dogmas. At last report, he declined to say whether or not he believes in God. Yet he argues that Darwinist dogmatism is compatible with Christianity, and indeed is helpful to Christian beliefs! Darwinist such as Eugenie Scott who are materialist atheists, trot him out at every opportunity and claim that Christians should listen when he urges them to become True Believers in Darwinism, like himself.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010 6:14:00 PM  

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