Makes one wonder if people who believe in this pine for the good ol' days when non-believers could be tortured or killed as heretics.
Complete and utter delusional thinking.
Made me wonder if the article was from the Onion at first!
Sorry! People like this are completely rational human beings. What a bummer that the enemies of evolution aren't easier to defeat, huh?
At least they didn't have to worry about the repression of Christians, like we see today. They also didn't have to worry about socialists, communists, pagans and pseudo-science moonbats pimping for Darwinism. So I say bring back the Inquisition, the first to be purged from our midst will be the ACLU and the islamofacists. Then abortion would go next, that horrendous secular slaughter of millions of infants. Homosexual 'marriage' would go next, along with the rest of their special rights. Then those "judges" who interpret the Constitution the way a pimp interprets females would get the ax. Where is Torqemada when you need him?
I take the long view: God can put man here any way he wanted, and if He wanted to speak in parable to the ancient Hebrews about how man got here, that is His business. Genesis speaks clearly as to the nature of Satan, about the self-pride that will lead man to the same downfall as Satan brought about himself. I can believe wholeheartedly in the existence and Salvation of Jesus Christ without having to be iron-shackle tied to Creationism. Thats just who I am. I think God took a million years creating man in his spiritual and intellectual image (not necessarily his physical one, unless you are talking about foreshadowing Christ in his human form.)
My friend puts all her eggs in one Creationist basket. Her sole flashpoint, her only hot button, is that God created the Universe in seven days. Maybe he did. But here is why I think she is wrong to bring it up, and it has to do with meat offered before idols.
I have other friends who are scientists and intellectuals. They believe that 2+2=4, that water boils at 100 degrees Celsius, and that if you strike a match in a pure oxygen environment, you are going to have an explosive reaction. They dont believe in things you cant touch, feel, or measure. The primary goal of any Christian, I believe, should be to impart the truth about Christs free gift of Salvation to others, that is, that the God who made all thinks has a personal knowledge of them, loves them, and wants them to accept His love and forgiveness. It represents, I believe, the hole in the heart that we all have; in the absence of this relationship with God, we try to fill that hole with food, drink, drugs, sex, power, or any earthly thing, and fail.
Now, if my Creationist friend goes to my scientific friend and her sole message is God made the universe in six days then my scientific friend will decide: Christians are Luddite moonbats who deny mathematics, biology, geology, and probably gravity. They must be nuts, and this Jesus thing must be crazy as well. Net gain, one for the devil.
If a friend who was a Christian would approach them instead with the message that Jesus was the physical embodiment of the God who made everything, and He walked in our shoes just like us, so he knows every pain and joy we know. To pay for all our shortcomings, he died as a blood sacrifice, rose again defeating death, and rules today in heaven. God wants to have a relationship with you, and by accepting Christ as payment for your sins, you can begin that walk today. The second statement may make a difference. The first one will drive them outside the fold.
Now my wife is a Six-Day sort of person, but she doesnt make it a mallet to beat people up with. I am a God can perform a long miracle that makes up with existing geological facts kind of person. If I am wrong, it in no way threatens my Salvation., If I am wrong, then five minutes after I am dead, Christ will straiten me out, if it matters at all then. But I dont want Christ to say, Heres a list of scientific people that you pushed outside of Christendom because you had to have one issue your way.
My thoughts: You want to be a Six-Day Christian? Fine. But remember to lead with Gods Grace, because if you make it your only issue, a bunch of fish with big brains are going to slip through Gods net.
Yes, there actually are a few atheist Stalinists still around. But, Dawkins, not too many of them.
That's quite a leap you made from building a creation museum to torturing and killing non-believers. Don't confuse christians with the muslims in your midst. Christianity is freely available to all who will open their hearts to Christ--or not.
It's also good that the people who built this didn't try to do it in the former USSR or modern day China. They would be tortured or killed by enlightened atheists!