The Fable of “Creationism” is Destroying Our Once Great Nation

August 28th, 2012 by Michael Tabor
Before anyone jumps down my throat, I am talking about the notion of creationism in its truest sense, which is the doctrine that matter and all things were created, as they now exist, by an omnipotent Creator and not gradually evolved or developed. That’s how creationism is defined by OED, Webster’s, and every other reputable dictionary. None of the life sciences would make any sense at all if one doesn’t figure evolution into the equation. This is just a fact of life! Now if you want to redefine creationism with intelligent design, then I have no problem with this; though certainly there isn’t a single human being who knows whether or not there is a “God”, we do however know evolution is true.
So read the Bible, the Torah, or Koran but don’t discard science, especially evolution which is really the backbone from which all knowledge about the physical world flows.
Fortunately, for the world, roughly only .01 % (still too much in my humble opinion) people don’t believe in evolution but in this country, the most technologically advanced country in the world, almost half – 46% don’t. Why ? The evidence for our species to have evolved is as sound as the Theory of Gravitation (theory in science is different from the word in layman’s terms; theory in the science world is factual, and what too many people don’t know is that when they hear the word theory, they are referring to an hypothesis – another blog)  and it’s no more outrageous to say that if I drop my coffee it will fall to the ground than it’s to say that we and other animals have evolved.
Didn’t we resolve this problem with the Scopes Monkey Trial in 1925; what is this inane resurgence of creationism? Yes, I know we live in a predominantly Christian society but that’s no reason to turn your back on the truth. One can still be a full-fledged Christian and believe in evolution. I mean seriously – the Bible is mostly allegory, does anyone actually literally believe in Noah’s Ark?
I will end this essay with a little video clip I found on YouTube which I urge you to watch (it’s only 2 ½ minutes and skip the ad)
This is a clip By Bill Nye, American science educator, and Disney’s ‘Science Guy” for children. So whaDaYaThink ? Personally, I am not a Christian but I believe in a higher power (I’m a Deist), besides whether or not you’re a Christian, evolution has nothing to do with your faith. I like what Mr. Nye said that if you refuse to believe in evolution and you’re over 50, then fine – but don’t deny your children the truth. We can’t afford it! When Obamacare kicks in full throttle, we won’t have enough doctors to handle the overload. STEM – science, technology, engineering, and math is what creates jobs, builds infrastructure and keeps us all healthy.
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4 Responses to “The Fable of “Creationism” is Destroying Our Once Great Nation”

  1. rick Says:

    Personally, I am not a Christian?

    Mike what ever happened to that good ole Catholic Boy. Science over Bible? Man-made ideas verses God’s idea? I’m sure the Bible was inspired by God and all your science will become clear when you seek him. Thers alot of explainations for alot of what you think and I’m sure theres a Christian book out there to explain it.

    I’m sure you call out Jesus name on your deathbed.

  2. Michael Tabor Says:

    Hi Rick – The blog was not really an attack on Christianity per se, it was aimed @ the stubborn fundamentalists who refuse to see the truth in evolution. My mother is a Christian, my dad, who died in January was a Christian and some of the most compassionate people I know are Christian. But, of course you don’t have to be a Christian to be a kind, ethical, and empathic human being. Some of my best friends are secular humanists and they are no less compassionate than my Christian friends.

    I don’t know if you remember this or not but, the 1st time I encountered an atheist was when we were working @ Sun Tan Lake, age 15 or 16. You, me and Randy Baird (sic?) blurted out that he was an atheist, during one of our many talks we had to pass the time when doing something mundane (we were raking leaves in the fall). I was beside myself, I mean I was literally STUNNED ! I kept going on and on about – what is the meaning of life, if there is no God.If memory serves me, I believe you said something to the effect that Randy was just confused, or maybe that doesn’t make him a bad person, something like that. Anyway to make a long story short, that was the beginning of my search for truth. I’ve since been an agnostic, an out and out atheist, and now I’m a Deist. I do see goodness in the world and I hang my hat on that. I think there really is a possibility that there could be some sort of consciousness after this life (I hope) but if there isn’t, that’s not so bad either. It took me decades to learn to accept the fact that this life may be all we have but I’m ok with it now. It’s only sad for the living (& of course the dying process sucks, but with proper treatment we can allay the pain and anguish,etc.). I have had a wonderful life, and if I were to die tomorrow and that was it, then I would be perfectly content with this. What I think is so SAD, is people who have had no life e.g. born with horrible diseases, deformities, poverty – stricken, etc. Anyway, to be more upbeat, like I said, the world is too grand to say there is nothing, we just don’t know what it is yet. Believe it or not, the more I study science the closer I come to believing there is something more e.g. string theory, quantum physics, shroedinger’s cat. etc. So I may not call out for Jesus on my deathbed but I’ll probably just call for mercy, peace, and maybe – just maybe we’ll meet again. Be well and live well, Rick.

  3. rick Says:

    Sure theres goodness in people but theres also sin nature from the beginning of creation. I personally dont believe in evolution. I believe we are created in Gods image with a soul and a spirit given the power to roam the earth with free will but also with sin nature. Thats the part people blame on God himself, but sin nature is all part of the garden of eden teaching. I believe there is proven creation in science which was so powerful it still continues in the expansion of the universe. Mike I pray I see you, (not maybe) get back to God. Seek God over science.

  4. Michael Tabor Says:

    Rick – the whole point is you can still be a Christian and believe in evolution. I never doubted evolution, even when I was a firm believer in Chistianity. I don’t know why non- funamentalist Christians have a problem with this. Just because a man has evolved (we see proof of evolution this second, not just from fossils a million years old) doesn’t mean Christianity is wrong, that’s not why I’m not a Christian. I’m a deist – I’m optimistic.

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