Thursday, February 23, 2006

Article on new 'Jurassic beaver'

Article on new 'Jurassic beaver' find

I point out this article because as a creationist this makes perfect sense to me. It goes without saying that if God really created all "kinds" of animals in six days then mammals of all kinds would be living with the dinosaurs. They would look largely like their modern day counter parts. Animals several thousand years ago probably had some minor differences (think in terms of differences between different breeds of dogs today), but they would be readily identifiable still.

Of course even though this doesn't fit the evolutionary theory, one mammal dating back to that time isn't going to convince evolutionists to be creationists. After all, that is their religion and they hold to it stringently.

Monday, February 20, 2006

"He did not design me – He loves me"

Article on an official denunciation of "anti-evolution" legislation

"A leading Catholic scientist, George Coyne, director of the Vatican Observatory, took the opportunity to attack creationism. “The ID movement belittles God, making him seem too small and paltry,” he said. “God is not an engineer who designed the universe. He did not design me – He loves me.”"

WOW, this is quite a reversal. Now God is small if he doesn't use evolution to create the universe. So what can this statement actually mean?? I'm very intrigued by the last part actually: "He did not design me - He loves me." The only way this statement makes any sense at all is if the word "god" in this instance has been emptied of all meaning. God is really just like your best friend down the street. He didn't make you, He doesn't sustain all things--no, God just loves you. ( all problems go away right??? This sounds so pious and heart warming, but alas, simply denying that God made you doesn't then make it so.)

I'm sorry, but there is no reason for me to respect or care about a god like this. These people would be more honest if they just stripped away talk of god altogether and simply stated they wanted to worship themselves. The desire to be your own god is not a new one--these things are simply excuses to make people feel less guilty about doing just that.

Prov 21:2 "Every way of a man is right in his own eyes, But the LORD weighs the hearts." (NKJV)

Thursday, February 02, 2006

Cartoons and making distinctions

This cartoon issue with the Islamic world is getting more and more interesting all the time. I for one hope that it gives Europe and some of the left in the US a wake up call as to what kind of people we are really dealing with here. These people do not love freedom, they love hatred and violence.

There are a couple of things that rather disturb me about this whole thing--or at least I find ironic. The Palestinian Authority (which Hamas is now in control of) receives almost all of it's funding from the West (Europe gives about $600 million a year, and the US around $324 million. (from here)) These are the SAME people that are burning the flags of Denmark (and I'm sure France now that they've republished these cartoons) in the streets of Gaza. Can anyone say biting the hand that feeds you??? On the one hand, they are crying out for terrorist acts against Europe and at the same time receiving aid from Europe. Maybe we should stop funding our enemies.

Also, the US's former president Bill Clinton has joined the fray against these cartoons. "So now what are we going to do? ... Replace the anti-Semitic prejudice with anti-Islamic prejudice?" he says. I'm not even sure what to say to this except "WOW." I don't ever remember Clinton standing up about cartoons published against Christianity. LOL, I suppose that is because Christians don't immediately take to the streets and start rioting and calling for acts of terrorism when that happens. Is it really possible that someone can not see the difference between a drawing a religious cartoon and murdering people? I guess some people never got the gift of making distinctions.

On a positive note though, my opinion of the French went up a bit as some of them have the backbone to print something they knew would infuriate the Arab world.