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Because of Science, Christianity Survives

Science, the constant study of everything.  Keyword being study.  I didn’t say, “Science, the knowledge of everything.”  I could have, but that would do science, and all of the scientists, a disservice in that it is the exact opposite of arrogance.  Enter Christianity.

Science makes strides in our knowledge base daily.

Each and every day we are eons above where we were the day before.  We’re learning at an incredible rate.  Meanwhile, our Christian friends are regurgitating the same old information for hundreds of years.  No change.

Christians are getting scared.

Hundreds of years ago, when religion was our only source of knowledge, science was just a hobby.  Crazy old fools in a shed doubling as a chemistry set from RadioShack.  Today, however, Science is starting to challenge religion and actually answer many of the questions long thought to be reserved for god.  Not all, mind you.  Remember, science?

Today, they’ve adopted an “if we can’t beat’em, join’em” mentality.

Most certainly due to some greedy churches spearheading the marketing of their church due to empty pews.  It’s sink or swim time.

I recently had a debate in my hometown with some Christians.

It blew my mind at how fast they adapt.  We were drinking coffee at Panera and one of them opened the discussion about the evolution of creationism.

They all professed that evolution is real, Darwinian Natural Selection is real, and that the Big Bang had some merit.

They didn’t subscribe to everything about all those topics of course, but it startled me that the “church” is starting to turn around.

The group was a young college group (21-29), and most were not conservatives, politically.  They were all die-hard Christians, however.  I really didn’t even know how to respond, because these are usually topics that we fight about, not agree upon.

I’m paraphrasing here, but they are kind of saying, “Yes, we’ve known that all along, we just didn’t give it a name.”  Adopting scientific principals for their own as if to say, “We know that.  Tell us something we don’t know.”

But, being the cynic I am (not really, just sounds good for this piece), I have to wonder if Christianity is morphing into a machine that’s capable of survival in a time when people are starting to wise up and look elsewhere for their answers.

Is Christianity evolving?  If so, I think it should be applauded.  It’s just sticking wallpaper over a dirty wall in the end, but they’re trying to bridge that gap.  I think.  What do you all make of this “movement.”

For reference, I have not taken a poll or researched this at all.  This group, for all I know, could be just another radical group with strong opinions who speak for all Christianity.  That’s why THIS discussion needs to happen.  Here.

Why Evolution Makes No Sense Today- Article 3: The Slippery Slope

Atheists are working in conjunction with the greedy to slip by new laws and regulations that will eventually be used to not only enrich themselves, but to make those who disagree with them criminals. This article is an intellectual exercise that will present a very near future where the Church can be called a terrorist organization and uncooperative Christians, ‘enemy combatants’. And all under valid laws.

Why Evolution Makes No Sense Today- Article 2: Proving the Existence of God

"I Am"

I’ve gone and done it:  I have officially proved the existence of God.

Why Evolution Makes No Sense Today- Article 1

This is the  first promised article in a series classified under “Why Evolution Makes No Sense Today” .  This article specifically deals with how unscientifically the so-called Western, White scientists treat the notion of God, creation, and evolution.  It brings to light not only their limited knowledge base, their repeated failures of history and their hypocritical methodology, but also their arrogance & insecurity.  It debunks the idea that we need to discuss creation on their terms:  the scientific jargon wars.  It shows how they have assumed the mantle of ‘Truth-Finders’ based on their own rules, and desires.  It sheds a harsh light on the very unscientific MOTIVES, methods and mindset of atheist scientists today.

Evolution for Dummies

As a freethinker, I often times find myself frustrated when trying to help those who appose the concept of evolution, understand it.  It’s a very simple idea really.  The single biggest argument I get is this:

You don’t believe we came from monkeys do you?  *sic*  So answer me this.  If humans evolved from monkeys, then why are there still mokeys living today?  Shouldn’t they have evolved as well.

They then give those around them a proud high-five for having debunked one of the greatest evolutionary myths.  I often times turn back around and finish my lovely coffee.  I simply don’t have the energy to come back from that one.  And here is another one that chaps my ass:

I can’t buy into the idea that all of the beauty around us just randomly happened.  Just randomly appeared.  The earth bought a lottery ticket and hit the jackpot… millions and millions of times.

It’s that core lack of knowledge that opponents of evolution have that exhausts me.  I usually allow them to have their say due to not having the energy to start at the beginning of their education and recite things they should already grasp, if not at just a basic level.

The guys over at Qualia Soup’s YouTube Channel have created an animation to help our confused/mislead friends.  It’s put together beautifully in only ten minutes.  I’ve spent more time than that attempting to get a word in over a debate with Christians as they quote endless passages from the bible.  It’s brilliant.

Anti-evolutionists:  If you don’t “get it” after watching this video, you probably never will.  But that’s okay, more bread for me at the atheist dinner on Sunday.