Question Evolution

Diane M. Davis By Diane M. Davis, 5th Jul 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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More and more of our youth are turning away from the church. This article proposes a cause and a solution.

Unbalanced education

Every day in classrooms across the country, our kids are being taught the greatest pack of lies ever devised. The big lie is that evolution is a logical explanation for the beginning of life. In spite of all the holes in the logic and the lack of evidence, the lie of evolution is being presented as fact to each new generation. And Christians are doing little or nothing to counteract this indoctrination.

A close look at the complexities of everything around us, from the wonders of the galaxies to earth’s perfectly interconnected ecosystems down to the intricate mechanics of microbiology, testifies to an intelligent designer. It doesn’t take any faith to see it. Evolution, on the other hand, depends on huge leaps of logic and guesswork. There’s no real evidence to support it. In fact, it takes a lot more faith to believe in evolution than creationism.

Where do Christians stand?

So what does the Christian faith use to counter the outrageous, unproven claims of evolution? They tell Sunday school bible stories about Adam and Eve and Noah’s ark, which are fine for the youngsters, but what about our junior high to high school youth? Are they offered more in depth study of creation and the great flood? Rarely. And therein lies the problem.

Our youth aren’t given a balanced education which presents both evolution and creation evidence, so they have no answer when the world questions the basis of their faith. If the story of creation isn’t true, what about the rest of the Bible? Faith crumbles or gets watered down.

Can't we just get along?

Those who remain in the church reconcile what they’ve learned about evolution with biblical teachings by trying to blend the two together. But an honest look at the evidence proves that the two are not compatible. Either evolution is true, and life evolved over millions of years, or creation is true, and the earth and everything in it was made by an all-powerful Creator. Both should be taught in our schools.

For the past fifty years, the theory of evolution has been taught as fact. Even our museums perpetuate the evolution model. Anyone who proposed teaching a creation-based alternative was shot down under the guise of separation of church and state.

The precepts of intelligent design have nothing to do with religion. Intelligent design merely presents the logical conclusion that the evidence for a Creator is all around us. The problem is, if intelligent design had equal time in our schools, more people would become aware of the holes in the theory of evolution. They may even begin to question the viability of the whole evolution belief system.

Conclusion:

I'm not here to start a debate. I hope I’ve given you something to think about. I don’t claim to be a scientist. I’m not qualified to present the evidence to support the case for creation. For more information, click here and here. Before you make up your mind, do what I did: take in the evidence with an open mind.

Suggested reading:
Censored Science: The Suppressed Evidence by Bruce Malone
The Case for Creation by Lee Strobel

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Beginning Of Life, Belief, Belief Systems, Believers, Believing, Believing God, Christian, Christianity, Creation, Creationism, Creator, Darwin, Darwinism, Evolution, Evolution Theory, Evolutionary Theory, Faith, Humanism, Naturalism, Religion, Religion And Spirituality

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author avatar Diane M. Davis
I'm am a middle-aged mother of two grown kids, AZ native. I love cats, crocheting, and reading. I have five years of writing and editing experience. I've had 10 short stories published in e-zines.

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
5th Jul 2011 (#)

The Constitution prevents teaching religion in the schools, very wisely I might add.

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author avatar Diane M. Davis
5th Jul 2011 (#)

Intelligent design is not religion.

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author avatar Songbird B
6th Jul 2011 (#)

Nice to see you back, Diane! Thought provoking article my friend..Thank you for sharing this...

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author avatar Diane M. Davis
6th Jul 2011 (#)

Awww, thanks, Songbird, you're so sweet. I been busy with other stuff.

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