I believe that the future is rather bleak for Creationists and fundamental Christians.
Perhaps that's somewhat of a bold statement to some. What I'm suggesting is the possible erosion of the Creationist and Young Earth philosophy due to mankind’s technological and scientific advancement.
Will it fall into Mythology, like the great Greek Gods before it? Perhaps more as a campfire narrative such as the famous Spanish explorers questing to the edge of the ever-so-flat Earth? Such thinking seems common in a more collective humankind future.
On the other side, do you believe that Creation will save us? Is the love for a common religious belief, the return/arrival of Christ what will ultimately bring us together?
At some point the nations of our Earth must blur to achieve a real movement toward advancement in technology and science as a human race. I sense that it is during this transition when Creation and fundamental religion will see a large step back. We will embrace the technology and evolution that I believe has gotten us this far.
It should be noted that I’m not suggesting that we will someday completely abandon the possibility of a Creator, as I think that is almost impossible. Instead, I’m focusing on the creation of existence as we know it, the ultimate weight the Bible and other religious texts will have on our society, and things of that nature.
I’m curious to hear your thoughts and discussion on this. I am a long-time lurker of these forums and have enjoyed the insights that come from reading your discussions.
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You've made several statement of opinion but presented them as though they were fact. For example, "What I'm suggesting is the continued erosion of the Creationist and Young Earth philosophy ..." is a statement you believe to be factual yet many here would say Creationism is actually increasing.
Can you revise the OP to show clearly those things you believe are happening as seperate from simple fact? That way I believe it would promote discussion instead of bickering.
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I changed "continued..." to "possible..." in the sentence you're refering to. I think that may be enough to change the tone of that sentence. Also added "I believe" to "We will embrace the technology and evolution that I believe has gotten us this far." in order to solidify that this is my opinion.
As you saw in the OP, I also referenced some common Creationist options for the future, in hopes of creating a balance.
Furthermore, I deleted my opinion on the current US President, which as I was rereading seemed a little much. I guess my emotions came out a tad in the speed of my writing.
This message has been edited by dsv, 11 February 2005 11:20 AM