Discussion in 'Religion and Ethics' started by BigBarry, Sep 21, 2009.
Isn't science just discovering god's blueprints? If not, why not?
My kids go to private Christian schools and they teach evolution. In the Catholic Church, they have stated such things as:
But doesn't the bible say that the earth was made in 6 days, with man/woman on the 6th is it?
Yes, but a day in the Bible doesn't always mean a 24 hour day. Sometimes a day can mean 1000 years. Sometimes longer. You can't always read the Bible literally. You need to understand the context, the history, the author, etc. There is much to learn.
So a day in the bible isn't a day?
So anyways, how does evolution fit in if the bible says that man was made out of dust? Man just plopped down, then evolved?
Because the occult is "wishful thinking". There is no such things as spirits and ghosts.
Science is still leaning about the universe. One thing we know for sure, "Noah's Ark" is a fable and not a historical event.
Far greater minds than the OP proposed this over ten years ago.
And it comes up every couple of months here.
And always, it's a Christian or bible bashing thread, ultimately.
Anything can be part of "god's plan". That's the problem. It doesn't matter what observations are ever made, it doesn't matter what ever happens. ANYTHING can be characterized as "Oh, that was god's plan" by anyone who feels like stringing those words together because "it was god's plan" is a totally unfalsifiable hypothesis.
Which renders it worthless. It robs it of all predictive and explanatory value whatsoever.
It is exactly the same thing as responding to every single request to explain absolutely anything that happens with "magic".
"Why is the moon going around the earth?" "Magic".
"Why do puppies have fur?" "Magic."
"Why does wood burn better than rocks?" "Magic."
"Why do people get old?" "Magic."
You can say that all day long, you aren't explaining a damn thing and you aren't increasing anyone's real knowledge of what actually occurred one single tiny little bit. you're not providing answers, you're just providing responses. Labels that have no information content.
The 'atheists' here are not of the caliber that I am used to. That saddens me because I always enjoyed these sorts of discussions.
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