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Author Topic:   the big lie: evolution, the beasts: darwin, hitler and nero.
GDR
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Message 86 of 160 (876234)
05-15-2020 2:23 AM
Reply to: Message 85 by cristian_gavrilescu
05-14-2020 10:22 PM


Re: Moderator Inquiry
CG writes:

i know you say evolution "is a fact" but i want to know why

Hi and good to have you here.

I think the real question is why you believe it isn't fact. I suggest that you reject it because of the particular way you understand the Bible. May I suggest that when you understand the Genesis accounts as if they have a scientific basis, then you are turning it into something never intended and as a result miss out on its actual message.

The Genesis accounts are ancient mythologies that introduced a new understanding of God into the ancient world. It talks about the creator bringing about a beautiful world that teemed with life. It talks about the concept of humans attaining the knowledge of good and evil and how easy it was for humans to turn to evil. It talks about how when we choose evil it leads to the loss of our humanity. It talks about how as humans we have been given responsibility for the stewardship of our planet. When you try and read it like a divinely written science text or newspaper the real message get lost in the shuffle.

As Christians we can be interested and study evolution, but we absolutely should not reject it as an issue of faith. For that matter we should give thanks for the incredible process of evolution and how God has made us co-creators. Instead of arguing against it, because of what is in my opinion a serious misuse of Scripture, we should be looking at what has been accomplished through the evolutionary process and marveling at God's handiwork.


He has told you, O man, what is good ; And what does the LORD require of you But to do justice, to love kindness, And to walk humbly with your God.

Micah 6:8


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GDR
Member (Idle past 190 days)
Posts: 5410
From: Sidney, BC, Canada
Joined: 05-22-2005


Message 122 of 160 (876373)
05-18-2020 11:51 AM
Reply to: Message 121 by RAZD
05-18-2020 11:26 AM


Re: Hinduism
RAZD writes:

I am a Deist, and to me god/s made the universe, and when they were done they said "surprise me/us" and left.

Just out of curiosity, as a deist do you consider that deism could incorporate a belief in a god/gods that made the universe and continued to be involved with the project with interaction with the material world, but not interacting with conscious life?

He has told you, O man, what is good ; And what does the LORD require of you But to do justice, to love kindness, And to walk humbly with your God.

Micah 6:8


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