Skip to comments.Why I believe in Creation
Posted on 06/17/2007 6:54:37 PM PDT by Rodney King
Why I believe in Creation Posted: December 17, 2004 1:00 a.m. Eastern
I was stunned the other day when I asked evolution-believing listeners to my nationally syndicated radio show to call in and tell me why they believed.
"Just give me one reason why you accept the theory," I said. "Just give me the strongest argument. You don't have to give me mountains of evidence. Just tell me why I should accept it."
Not one evolutionist called in.
Meanwhile, the phone banks lit up with dozens of evolution skeptics.
Go figure. For more than 40 years, evolution has been taught as fact in government schools to generations of children, yet there is still widespread skepticism, if not cynicism, about the theory across the country.
But, because of political correctness and the fear of ostracism, most people are afraid to admit what they believe about our origins. That's why I wrote my last column "I believe in Creation."
The reaction to it has been unprecedented. While I expected mostly negative fallout, most letters have been quite positive.
So, I decided to take this issue a step further. Since the evolutionists don't want to tell me why they believe in their theory, I figured I would explain why I believe in mine.
The primary reason I believe, of course, is because the Bible tells me so. That's good enough for me, because I haven't found the Bible to be wrong about anything else.
But what about the worldly evidence?
The evolutionists insist the dinosaurs lived millions and millions of years ago and became extinct long before man walked the planet.
I don't believe that for a minute. I don't believe there is a shred of scientific evidence to suggest it. I am 100 percent certain man and dinosaurs walked the earth at the same time. In fact, I'm not at all sure dinosaurs are even extinct!
Think of all the world's legends about dragons. Look at those images. What were those folks seeing? They were clearly seeing dinosaurs. You can see them etched in cave drawings. You can see them in ancient literature. You can see them described in the Bible. You can see them in virtually every culture in every corner of the world.
Did the human race have a collective common nightmare? Or did these people actually see dragons? I believe they saw dragons what we now call dinosaurs.
Furthermore, many of the dinosaur fossils discovered in various parts of the world were found right along human footprints and remains. How did that happen?
And what about the not-so-unusual sightings of contemporary sea monsters? Some of them have actually been captured.
There are also countless contemporary sightings of what appear to be pterodactyls in Asia and Africa.
You know what I think? I think we've been sold a bill of goods about the dinosaurs. I don't believe they died off millions and millions of years ago. In fact, I'm not at all convinced they've died off completely.
Evolutionists have put the cart before the horse. They start out with a theory, then ignore all the facts that contradict the theory. Any observation that might call into question their assumptions is discounted, ridiculed and covered up. That's not science.
How could all the thousands of historical records of dragons and behemoths throughout mankind's time on earth be ignored? Let's admit it. At least some of these observations and records indicate dinosaurs were walking the earth fairly recently if not still walking it today.
If I'm right about that which I am then the whole evolutionary house of cards comes tumbling down.
This is the evidence about which the evolutionists dare not speak.
Perhaps Joe should go on a hunting trip to Africa and not write another article until he bags a pterodactyl.
Definitions (from my FR home page):
Theory: a well-substantiated explanation of some aspect of the natural world; an organized system of accepted knowledge that applies in a variety of circumstances to explain a specific set of phenomena; "theories can incorporate facts and laws and tested hypotheses." Addendum: "Theories do not grow up to be laws. Theories explain laws." (Courtesy of VadeRetro.)
Theory: A scientifically testable general principle or body of principles offered to explain observed phenomena. In scientific usage, a theory is distinct from a hypothesis (or conjecture) that is proposed to explain previously observed phenomena. For a hypothesis to rise to the level of theory, it must predict the existence of new phenomena that are subsequently observed. A theory can be overturned if new phenomena are observed that directly contradict the theory. [Source]
When a scientific theory has a long history of being supported by verifiable evidence, it is appropriate to speak about "acceptance" of (not "belief" in) the theory; or we can say that we have "confidence" (not "faith") in the theory. It is the dependence on verifiable data and the capability of testing that distinguish scientific theories from matters of faith.
(Apologies to Shakespeare.)
If there was a global flood, can you tell me where all the water went?
If you form a flypaper into a Mobius Strip, do you still have a sticky side and a non-sticky side?
Leftists believe they evolved from slime. I cannot disagree...
I am an archaeologist (Ph.D.) and the vast majority of my colleagues and I say there was no global flood about 4350 years ago. (And, we have scientific evidence.)
(I am assuming your post was a jest on those who do cite a famous uncle as proof of some silly idea. Good one!)
I don’t think there’s enough water on the planet to produce a global flood, but since your uncle is a geology PhD, surely you can find a cite from a geological source that there was a global flood four thousand years ago. Otherwise, I say... phooey.
I’ll have to see what Escher did with that.
Nope. He was an atheist until he started studying for his PhD and (gasp here) became a born again Christian.
Sorry he really does believe in creation and the flood. He uses geological research to preach.
You might enjoy this.
Things the Bible got Wrong
1. The ark that Noah was to built could not have physically held all the species of Animals on the Earth nor has there been time in the last 4,000 years for the number of species to evolve that could have fit on the ark as described in the Bible.
2. All Human Languages we have today formed when men built a tower to Heaven.
3. Humans in the past lived hundreds and some almost a thousand years. Human lifespans have never been as long as they are now and no remains have ever been found of a human who lived much longer than 120 years. Forensic science is at a very high state of being and can tell age due to several factors including dental wear and by studying cranial fissures.
Just off the top of my head three faults in Biblical teaching. The old testament especially Genesis is merely a collection of stories that instruct people in how to live morally. It was never meant to be taken literally.
It was a simple question. The fact is that the amount of water on the earth is the same today as it was 4000 years ago or 4,000,000 years ago. If the ice caps were to melt and all the ground water were to be brought to the surface the earth would still not be flooded completely.
Sorry Number one should read
“1. The ark that Noah was to built could not have physically held all the species of Animals on the Earth nor has there been time in the last 4,000 years for the number of species to evolve that currently inhabit the Earth from those species that could have been held in the Ark as described in the Bible.”
Sorry mind was racing ahead of my typing skill on that one :)
For that matter, water is continually arriving on earth in the from of cometary particles, so it is most likely the case that there has never been more water than there is today, which is still not enough to cover the globe.
Yes, it is sad that so many believe in the anti-God fable of evolution.
Ok. Seems like you have all the answers. Good for you.