Originally posted by RJHinds
The Holy Bible says that God created the heavens and the earth. If we can't rely on the truth of the the first verse in the Holy Bible, then why should we rely on anything written in it to be true?
Your problem is that you use this tiny scrap of a chapter of Genesis to base your entire belief system
around. That is just nonsensical. I, too, believe that 'God created the heavens and earth'. But unlike you, I do not put God into a tiny little box that says "He MUST have done it exactly like THIS." Like you would even know.
I find Creationism to be an insult to every intelligent being who has stopped to think how we came to be. The evidence clearly does not support it. I see Evolution as the most clear and straightforward method matching the available evidence
that can explain the Ascent of Man on this planet. But you cannot make the leap to imagine that God could do this. You continue to confine God to the little, tiny box of those verses in Genesis. I'm afraid that those verses simply do not tell the entire story. Why? Could man of 3000 years ago have understood evolution? How about the natural physical formation of planets and solar systems and stars? No, so Moses, who was quite aware that he was writing for not only everyday people, but for the generations, put it all into ideas people could understand. And then people like you, who should know better, continue to say, "No, it says this, and so that's the way it had to be!" Don't you think that this Universe is magnificently awesome? Don't you think God had it planned this way from the moment he spoke everything into existence at the Big Bang? A nudge here and a nudge there is all that would be necessary to ensure that we came about according to his design. All it needed was time, a resource God has in abundance. But you cannot even give God that credit.
So I, too, rely on the truth of the first verse of the Bible. But I do not presume to tell anyone that it MUST have been done by a magic-wielding God in only 6 24-hour days. Especially when what we can see with our own eyes tells us the Universe is far, far older than a mere 6,000 years. You're not doing any favors to believers and non-believers alike when you continue to insist that your version is the ONLY way it could happen, when that is clearly not true, something we can see for ourselves simply by looking at the universe. I agree that God created the heavens and the earth. But I also believe God used the very same physics and other natural laws that He invented to accomplish it. After all, He had all the time in the world, and more.