Thursday, May 10, 2007

Crazy division between creationism and evolution, science and religion

I was watching CNN I believe and could not believe the extremist views we still have among some people concerning creationism and evolution, science and religion.

Don't Christians and others who believe in God believe God created everything? That includes the rules of the universe. And if that is the case then studying the universe as science is about cannot possibly contradict God, only some of our interpretations and human pride can, and whatever science has proven is fact. This is why science has not and cannot disprove of the existence of God, only those who want to apply their own beliefs to the scientific facts can belief or disbelieve in God (science has not proved the existence of God either).

I as a Christian do not fear science but embrace it as Albert Einstein did God. They are not exclusive.

But what about the Genesis story then!? Some people might ask. Good question, the answer is we don't know the full truth but the laws of the universe/science cannot be wrong and neither is the Bible. I have a theory however that violates neither and a Christian scientist could do even better such as those of the Vatican; God created the universe and everything it as Genesis 1 says "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth." but how? With the laws of the created, the big bang and from there the universe, all galaxies, stars and planets formed over a period of time that was equivalent to one day to God or one period of time as God defined it (note a day is not 24hrs on Jupiter, Saturn, Mercury etc. why should it be for Heaven or God?). From there as the earth formed and eventually gained an atmosphere over this long period of time called the 2nd day as Bible says "Genesis 1:6 And God said, "Let there be an expanse between the waters to separate water from water."". Genesis 1:6-8 proves Genesis is a metaphor for we do not call the sky and space a water and it is not water; "7 So God made the expanse and separated the water under the expanse from the water above it. And it was so. 8 God called the expanse "sky." And there was evening, and there was morning—the second day.". And so on God continued the creation of everything via the laws He created, the laws of science.

Please note now that BEFORE God created Adam and Eve in Genesis 2, He said and did this in

"Genesis 26-28;
26 Then God said, "Let us make man in OUR image, in OUR likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, [b] and over all the creatures that move along the ground."

27 So God created man in his own image,
in the image of God he created him;
male and female he created them.

28 God blessed them and said to them, "Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air and over every living creature that moves on the ground."

Please note well God created man and woman at the same time in this passage or at least the design of them. Secondly note he created humanity and gave the command to multiply to humanity (not every person but our race) BEFORE the Adam and Eve story and probably before Adam and Eve. I have no idea but this probably explains how Cain married humans outside he garden of Eden when only he was the only living descendant of his mother and father, Adam and Eve. Theory: Adam and Eve were the first true humans, sentient humans. The others created long before were not modern humans, they were those God evolved/created in a separate way. Could be wrong but this is a theory. The point is Science and Christianity at least are not at odds. Jesus spoke with parables and metaphors, is it not possible Genesis is the same? Metaphors are used to emphasis, allow multiple interpretations or when the author's themselves do not have words for what they see. Just imagine a 1st century disciple with a vision of helicopters firing rockets (e.g. Revelations), how could he write about that but a metaphor? e.g giant black locusts spitting fire from their mouths.

Christians, believe in Christ and do not be of such little faith that you feel science is a threat, some people who apply twisted meanings to science yes, but not science, and pray for those and help those who have so much anger they attack you, do not attack or condemn them back for that is not love.