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Creation and CreatorsPosted Thursday, September 22, 2011, at 8:57 AM
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I say proponent, rather than "believer" because evolution is not a belief system. It just is. Try all you might to deny evolution on religious grounds, you instead only offer proof of the theory of silliness in human thought. I was surprised, however, to hear Branson say something to the effect that he couldn't believe that there were people who didn't "believe" in evolution. Really, I thought?
I also found Branson's comment to add proof to the theory of silliness in human thought. Why? It's difficult for me to conceive that a belief in the infallible creation of a creator and acknowledgement of the fact of evolution are somehow mutually exclusive. To me they are one in the same.
Now, I'm not a religious person. However I do believe in creation. To keep this neutral I'm not going to use the "G" word. Instead I will refer to the anthropomorphic envisioned presence; presumably the same entity referred to by all religions or creation belief systems since humans evolved (those that have) as "The creator."
Also, in a futile attempt to remain neutral, I will refrain from capitalizing "creator" and instead just capitalize the word "The." In any case, there is no opportunity to be politically correct when referring to The creator in any context.
Every time I experience, feel and see beauty in nature, I am humbled and awed to love each and every strand of evolving, changing, adapting, mutating DNA that is The creator's building block of creation.
I don't believe in DNA, the stuff of The creator's evolutionary magic. I don't have to. It exists whether I choose to believe in it or not. Recent religious thought teaches us that the Earth is flat and the Earth is the center of the Universe. And "recent" I define as what historians call the "early modern era" beginning about 1500.
As one historian friend explained, anything that happened after 1500 is by any definition current affairs. Sorry, history buffs. I don't believe in global warming either. I don't have to believe in it. Science has blessed me with a thermometer. Burn me at the stake.
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