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Message 3 of 126 (531793)
10-20-2009 12:06 AM
Reply to: Message 1 by JJtheJester
10-19-2009 3:32 PM

I would like to make a list of the *three* strongest arguments from a evolutionist and the same for a creationist as to why each thinks his/her point of view is correct about how life forms came into being and are the variety we see now.

I'm sure others will be along to say more, but for my part I would like to point out that the Theory of Evolution is not concerned with the origin of life; the Theory of Evolution only concerns itself with life that exists or had existed to explain the differences and similarities we see between species. The part of history that Evolution deals with is everything from now back to the first lifeforms but prior to that, evolution does not deal with because evolution is not a theory about how life came into being.

So you can believe that God or the Universe or the IPU created the first lifeforms and accept that life since then has evolved because, once again, evolution is not a theory about how life got started, but a theory to explain the variations of life that exist and had existed.

Also, why is this being taught in religious education? I don't remember evolution ever being a religion. If it is, then I should start a church and apply for tax-free status! All these years I was paying taxes like a schmuck when I could have started a church of evolution and not pay any taxes at all.

So explain to me, please, how evolution is a religion. If the IRS accepts your rationale, I'll have to thank you one day.

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