June 29, 2014

Sunday Soundbite:
Evolution requires more faith than creationism.

Here's another letter to the editor this week, folks.

From Fredericksburg.com:
Evolution requires more faith than creationism 
Every day I can read in the newspaper the precise minute of the sunrise, sunset, moonrise and moonset as they vary each day or season. 
I read about the precise minute of high tides and low tides. Men have navigated the seas of this world for more than a thousand years by the precise location of the stars at any given season. 
Men have traveled to the moon and back relying on the laws of physics that resulted from being created, not by the big-bang theory. It requires more faith or naivete to believe in evolution than it does to believe in creation. 
The fool hath said in his heart there is no God. Multitudes today are very comfortable having a fool for their mentor. Pseudo-intellectuals, the blind leading the blind. 
Psalm 19: The heavens declare the glory of God, and the firmament showeth his handiwork. 
There is no speech or language where their voice is not heard. 
Bob Curtis
Colonial Beach
Well done, Bob. You've just chalked the entirety of human scientific progress up to your friend in the sky. It's all very poetic, but all of the things that you mention? It's not because of God. Navigation was made possible by careful study of astronomy--often by cultures you would consider pagan.

 I don't understand the "It takes more faith". No, it doesn't. I've done both. And the entire time I tried to believe in creationism, I had to fight my misgivings.

Consider this, too: If evolution takes more faith than creationism, why the battle to keep creationism in schools? Why the battle to keep children from being "exposed" to evolution? If your faith is so strong, and the evidence for creationism so strong, why do you need to try to repress the other side?

Just sayin'.

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