Why are Creationists so afraid of Evolution?

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  1. tomalak301

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    I'd like to think that creation was perfect. How we got some imperfect was we as a society took that creation, spit all over it, fell in love with temptation and here we are. A person is smart. People are stupid disgusting ingrates.
     
  2. Coloratura

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    Well, there's a difference between believing God set things in motion, and God making humans exactly as they are, wholly unchanging over thousands of years.

    A Creationist might argue either the introduction of the Serpent (as Satan) who tempted Eve to eat of the forbidden fruit, or that mankind decided to do wrong in the sight of God unbidden.

    Of course, this opens up even more questions about how something that only knew good could know evil and be held responsible for that, but that has been addressed millions of times, and there's no real point to it anymore.
     
  3. JarodRussell

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    Who defined what perfection is?
     
  4. Portal

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    Has the Big Bang Theory been proven?
     
  5. Portal

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    Well, I think current Church teaching is that the Bible creation story is an allegory. So I guess you can believe in creationism and evolution at the same time.
     
  6. Shazam!

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    Not conclusively, but beyond reasonable doubt.
     
  7. Mr. Laser Beam

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    ^ Bazinga?
     
  8. R. Star

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    I dunno, why do non-believers think it's necessary to rip into believers? You'd think given the totality of history they of all people would be open to tolerance among different ideas instead of just returning the favor as it were.
     
  9. Mr. Laser Beam

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    No one has been ripped into here. Not even creationists.
     
  10. Coloratura

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    Are you asking whether the expansion of the universe from a single focal point has been verified? I ask this because science doesn't quite work like your question seems to want it to work.

    Current observations of the universe, along with mathematical evidence, support the notion of a big bang. Of course, like all things, some aspects of it may change over time as more evidence is observed. Science isn't like a religion. Nothing is every truly 100% absolute, not even the theory of gravity.

    Fundamentalist mainline churches teach that the Bible is literal, and that the Creation story is actual history. Still, most moderate Christians seem to reconcile evolution with their belief in a Judeo-Christian God, and see the Creation story as allegorical.
     
  11. Shazam!

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    Actually, I'm fairly sure I called them all batshit crazy. In my defence, they are.
     
  12. marksound

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    God created the universe and all that is in it. Whether he placed Man and Woman in a paradisical setting is irelevant. It's all about faith.

    I see as many evolutionists get nuts over creation as I do creationists get nuts over evolution.

    The thing is, with faith one can accept that there are things that mankind can't understand, no matter how far science advances. That's not a slam at scientists or evolutionists.

    There are simply things in the universe beyond human comprehension. That doesn't mean that we shouldn't keep trying, but it does mean that some things should not be tampered with. It's when humans become arrogant in the face of God that we get into trouble. Humility and the awareness of consequences of our actions is what keeps us from destoying ourselves.

    My favorite quote, from Blue Oyster Cult of all things, is "history shows again and again how nature points out the folly of men."
     
  13. Shazam!

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    Er, no.
     
  14. Davros

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    maybe they are trying to make up for opposing the heliocentric solar system. :)
     
  15. marksound

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    Thanks, but that's your opinion. Get back to me when you have proof. :cool:
     
  16. Portal

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    :lol:
     
  17. Gov Kodos

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    Your assertion is proof of nothing.
     
  18. RyanKCR

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  19. Shazam!

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    The burden of proof lies with you.
     
  20. Locutus of Bored

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    What an awful, depressing foundation to build a belief system on, and a terrible outlook on your fellow human beings. Original sin is questionable enough as it is, but your personal interpretation turns the ugliness up to eleven.