Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Creationists, Did God Create Evolution?

Creationists worry too much. If one accepts that God created all things and that God is infinite, how can one vehemently and absolutely deny the possibility that perhaps God put evolution in motion in the first moment of creation. Life is perpetual and everlasting change. 

Just as birds evolved over tens of millions of years from theropods during the Mesozoic Era, man has been around an extremely long time. And just as the dinosaurs became extinct, we will also one day disappear -- 100,000 years ago there were 3 species of humans.

Hopefully, we will grow and develop into an improved species more worthy of God's love. Tolerance of each others' differences will be a major criterion by which this shall be measured. So, if someone believes that the Earth is less than 10,000 years old, who am I to shun them? But, if I believe that the speed of light is 186,000 miles per second, they need to be tolerant of me.

Choose Life (or Not)

We consciously and actively choose to become better human beings (or not). We choose to either apply what we learn or laggardly allow inertia to hold sway. 'Freedom of Choice' is an inescapable responsibility in everything we think, feel and do.

Choose not to decrease soot emissions and breathe dirty air, then watch cancer and other health issues increase. Treat women as chattels and lose their productive abilities. Lie to yourself and others so that you can hide your deficiencies and stifle your personal growth.

'Cause and Effect' is unavoidable. It's called Reality. Denial or failure to recognize the Truth becomes 'neurosis' and then 'psychosis'. Unanswered opportunities become challenges and then crises. Whether the issue is trade deficits or gingivitis, negligence is self-destructive whether it's at the individual level or the international level.

Individually and as groups, we can consciously commit to courses of action that are rational and wise. Then we can alter those directions as feedback from our actions occurs. The failure to take action in the first place because we are paralyzed by fear is called the "sin of omission".

Choose life.