What I don’t get about creationists…

 
Tad Trenton's Ghost
 
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Tad Trenton's Ghost
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14 March 2009 18:11
 

Creationists essentially teach that creation=magic. That is, if there is a natural explanation for something, then it is not created by God. This is one reason they argue that evolution is inherently atheistic.

But it is often stated by beleivers that “each of us is a child of God,” or “each human being is created in God’s own image.”

But this cannot be so according to creationism. Only two people in history were ever “specially created”. The rest were conceived by natural means—in fact, conceived in sin. Therefore, nobody alive today is a “child of God.” Everyone is an imperfect mishap, resulting from the Fall of Man.

Given that, why should there be any objections to cloning, germ-line engineering, etc., since modern humans aren’t really divinely created at all, but exist as a result of the Curse?

 
 
 
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15 March 2009 09:17
 

It’s magic, it doesn’t have to make sense.

 
 
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15 March 2009 09:40
 
Tad Trenton’s Ghost - 14 March 2009 10:11 PM

Creationists essentially teach that creation=magic. That is, if there is a natural explanation for something, then it is not created by God. This is one reason they argue that evolution is inherently atheistic.

But it is often stated by beleivers that “each of us is a child of God,” or “each human being is created in God’s own image.”

But this cannot be so according to creationism. Only two people in history were ever “specially created”. The rest were conceived by natural means—in fact, conceived in sin. Therefore, nobody alive today is a “child of God.” Everyone is an imperfect mishap, resulting from the Fall of Man.

Given that, why should there be any objections to cloning, germ-line engineering, etc., since modern humans aren’t really divinely created at all, but exist as a result of the Curse?


Mr. TTG, your words remind me of a mathematical proof.  Simple, and straightfoward.  I concur.

 

When Creationists perform Math, I wonder if they think they can “divide by zero.”

 
 
 
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eudemonia
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16 March 2009 06:41
 

Are we trying to rationalize the irrational again?

Why?

 
 
 
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eudemonia
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16 March 2009 07:31
 

Creationism is indeed a dead end, or even a false start…....until ‘faith’ is applied. That gives them the final explanation and satifies their absolutist mentality.