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Creationism is not science!

05 November 2012, 10:17

What on earth is going on in our schools lately? My children are running around with the strangest Creationist ideas in their heads. I thought schools are suppose to teach facts and science, not the sad, strange believe structure of a small minority without any roots in any provable modern science!

The moment you want to use the Bible, the Koran or the Torah as a science or history journal you are in deep trouble. These Holy Scriptures should be used for moral guidance! Besides, don’t people see that the moment you use the phrase “I believe” in any sentence, you remove that statement from the realm of proof an thus from the constricts of any science.  There is nothing wrong with “I believe”, as long as you don’t want to force your believes down the throats of innocent young minds under the mantle of science! Creationism is not science! It is part of a believe system and cannot be proved at all!

The fossil record, and the science of archaeology, has proved beyond any doubt that evolution was the process that led us to where we are today. That debate should be over now, once and for all, unless you are a complete dumb-ass that still believes that the earth is flat and the centre of the universe. Besides, who the hell are these creationists to decide for their God what method he may or may not use to order His universe. Isn’t it a bit self-righteous, to say the least, to prescribe to God.

Let us see what we can and cannot prove! We can prove that the evolution of development happened in every specie of living being on this planet alive today. Living creatures have the uncanny ability to adapt to a changing environment, and those unable to do so, simply goes extinct. Evolution is a vital cog in the story of the survival of species. If we homo sapience couldn’t evolve and adapted to the world around us, we would have followed the Neanderthals on their path to extinction.

We cannot prove one bit of any of the Bible stories or even if those people ever lived. There is an extremely thin proven historic record of only some of the old Israelite kings, and not much more. The rest of the Old Testament characters doesn’t appear anywhere in the archaeological record or historic record, except for some written accounts that are rather patchy and grossly embellished by theological “scholars” over the years.

As far as the New Testament is concerned, thing are even poorer. None of the Gospels can be dated back to the time of Jesus. All four the Gospels were written at least a hundred, or more, years after Jesus, so we have no eye real witness account of anything stated in the New Testament. The majority of Christianity was created from the writings of St Paul, who is not a witness to the Gospel story but a late comer. The Romans were, like most totalitarian states, notorious record keepers of anything and everything that happened in their realm. Yet there is not one mention of Jesus, or anything of his execution, in any Roman incident report. There is not one undisputed archaeological piece of evidence of Jesus, or any eye witness account in the historic records. The Catholic Church has also over many years manipulated, destroyed or added too whatever written evidence there might have been.

Furthermore, St Paul in his wisdom, and in an attempt to sell this story of this Jewish ‘Son of God’ to the world outside Judaism, included an extreme amount from the older Mithras cult that was rather popular at the time as well as most of the teachings of Zoroaster, a substantially older Persian faith. That we can prove because of the overlapping content in these religious. Those include the virgin birth, even the date 25 December came from Mithras. Most of the content of the Sermon on the Mount, the healing miracles, and most important of all, the conquering of death and the ascension into heaven appear in the Mithras and the Zoroastrianism myths. There are many more, go and learn about it!

Again I say, if that is what you believe, there is absolutely nothing wrong with it, in fact most religious are fantastic moral codes, and if you can live according to those teachings, you will be a brilliant human being, and a great contributor to the world around us. But please don’t confuse your faith with science, it is two totally different things.

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