I put a prayer request on the CF prayer wall regarding an upcoming on-line discussion.
I have put an update on my request, and said I would post what the first evolutionist to respond had to say, and my response. I am feeling good about how this has started, with the first four responders being creationists, and now with this first evolutionist and having a good response for him. See his words below, and my response. I hope those on CF will find this informative.
The introduction is not only lengthy, but composed of hypothetical analogy. Creation would go nowhere in a logical discussion if the "have faith" foundation assumption is deleted. If the flawed "have faith" is allowed, either side can invoke the "have faith" foundation as initiating fact. "Have faith" can lead to any conclusion on either side. The second fall back position of creation theory acknowledges complexity, with the supposition hypothetical answer, "God" is superstitiously offered. Tentatively accepting superstition as an acceptable answer, then creationists must similarly address the superstition covering the creator of God. No computer could resolve a circuitous problem. As to evolution, it does not use superstition. But there are theories on the connectivity of proof. But that connectivity is marginalised daily. The geno typing of all species now links man and a specific chimpanzie at 98.3% similar. The 1.7% difference is mainly in the way the brains are wired. This is unrefutable fact, not superstition. The only thing correct in the writing is that when minds are propagandized with superstition as fact at an early age, no matter the accuracy of fact, mindsets will not change. Accepting current factual information, only an agnostic can claim being 100% accurate! But the odds for correctness are significantly weighted with the evolonists.
Greg Merrill, Cimarron Gowan·6m ago
Without getting into specifics yet, I want to respond to the three things you mention, and I want to thank you, Tom, for your input here. First "faith". Biblically speaking there is no such thing as "Blind Faith" just believing because you want to believe, and without any proof. The Bible doesn't teach that. Biblical faith is always based on facts, the facts of what God has already given in the past regarding Himself, His character, what He has said, what He has done, and all of these things He has allowed us to observe in the world and history. Much detail could be given, but not now. God. I don't know whether you are an atheist or an agnostic, or what, Tom, but let me say this. God is neither hypothetical or superstition. I don't take the existence of God by blind faith, neither do I use the often words put forth by many spiritual leaders or Bible scholars that "neither evolution or creation can be proved, but must be taken by faith, just as we take the existence of God by faith." I have heard that a lot, and that is not what the Bible teaches either. In a nutshell, the existence of God can be proved by evidence. Much detail could be given, but not now. Third, the 98.3% similarity of chimpanzees and humans. I have much information on this. This is not new to me, and is no problem to explain in such a way as to show man is totally different than monkeys and chimpanzees, and we are not to find any difficulty as Christians with this 98.3% argument. I will give a separate post in the future in this thread to cover that argument. I don't want to dominate the conversation so will stop here for now and hope for Stefanie to join us soon, as well as others. Thanks again, Tom.
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