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Letters to the Editor

Earth still evolving

July 23, 2012

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To the editor:

I enjoyed Carl Burkhead’s letter in your July 12 edition in which he quoted scripture regarding the origin of life, but I am writing to express a different point of view. Most humans have never heard of the Bible or Jesus Christ. They feel secure in their beliefs in other creation stories that their cultures provide.

In the United States today many, if not most, practicing Christians understand that the universe was created about 13.4 billion years ago and that our Earth came along about 4.5 billion years ago. BUT, these Christians believe that God was still the creator. This understanding of the physical world in no way diminishes their faith. And, some surveys show that those Christians have a greater reverence for and desire to protect, reclaim and restore the earth, God’s gift to all living creatures. Most of these Christians understand and believe in evolution.

As the anti-evolution minority may again attempt to make it an issue in the coming election, it is important to realize that any God with enough magic to create the world in seven days, could just as easily have done it in six hours. Besides, the earth isn’t finished being made yet. Volcanoes, earthquakes and floods are constantly remaking the face of the globe, as geology proves. The story of evolution is a beautiful, awe-inspiring story of creation that is appreciated by Christians everywhere. It’s wrong to discredit their beliefs and claim they have no faith.

Comments

BornAgainAmerican 1 year, 8 months ago

Why do Libs make life harder than it needs to be? Maybe Jackie Brown gives us the answer in The Friends of Eddie Coyle (1973).

Jackie Brown: This life's HARD man, but it's HARDER if you're stupid!

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Richard Heckler 1 year, 8 months ago

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1 year, 8 months ago

@BAA. Once again you've demonstrated your inability to look at other beliefs with anything other than a bigoted viewpoint. You don't know Ragingbear's faith, do you? Yet, you call him/her an atheist. Unfortunately, that type of attitude is what is driving a wedge through our society. It's too bad you have such a myopic outlook as you seem intelligent (at times).

Now, before you call me an atheist, which you probably will, stop and ask yourself if you really know what my faith is. Think before putting your foot further into your mouth.

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BornAgainAmerican 1 year, 8 months ago

"I am supposed to believe in a religion where a man was made from dirt, a woman made from male flesh, a snake talked an "innocent" and naive woman into eating an apple and were cast out into the normal world?"

Please show me exactly where the LTE writer has asked you to believe anything. But you respond to the author's request for civility toward Christians with an attack. Poor little Atheists are so terribly abused by Christians these days. Don't look now, but your own brand of bigotry is on display for all to see.

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Ragingbear 1 year, 8 months ago

I am supposed to believe in a religion where a man was made from dirt, a woman made from male flesh, a snake talked an "innocent" and naive woman into eating an apple and were cast out into the normal world?

I know, I should ignore that part and go straight to the part about a God that told a guy to sacrifice his child, only to be bailed out at the last moment, or how about a bush that burns but doesn't burn? How about a magical god throne that would kill anyone that would touch it? How about a dark cloud that killed people's children because their leader refused to free slaves that never existed? Hmm, how about people being dumped into a furnace and survivng? How about a story involving a race of giants? No? How about one where a man is inhumanely strong as long as his hair was long? Hmm.. Maybe a story about how a trumpet destroyed a city wall? Maybe a story about a man living to nearly a 1000 years? Maybe a staff that turns into snakes? Maybe a staff with a snake on it curing people? Hmmm... I still haven't even left the book of Genesis.

One or two stories of unbelievable stuff is buyable. A book of stories with a few thousand is just for those pathetic individuals that claim they need a reason to be a good person. As for myself and my family we will just be good people because you DON'T need a reason to be a good person.

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hzcummi 1 year, 8 months ago

The educators and scientists speak from ignorance. No teacher in any school system has obtained the proper training to teach creationism. Genesis does not have any creation accounts. The “creationist clowns” of the worlds of Creationism and Theology have not understood the Genesis text, teaching foolishness and false doctrines.

Evolution is a false conclusion of the 600+ million year fossil record. It is embraced by those that favor atheism, and are blind to other explanations. All they want is to promote the belief that God does not exist. That is their agenda, rather than seeking the truth of ancient life (and escalating death) on Earth.

On the other hand, creationists are too pig-headed to admit that they don’t understand Genesis, and teach such ridiculous doctrines such as “young Earth”, and false teachings such as theistic evolution, Day/Age, Gaps, and “progressive” nonsense.

Instead of being fools about this, first learn the truth about Genesis. What your churches and institutions should be doing is scheduling the presentation (“Observation of Moses”), instead of trying to push more nonsense (creationism) into the school system…, which already is teaching foolish nonsense, as far as ancient life forms are concerned.

What your scientists are accepting is merely a false ideology, without being objective. So scientific endorsement is not a valid supporting reason to only teach evolution. The Observations of Moses exposes the errors of both current creationism and the evolution theory. Take the time to examine the truth first, else you are being insane.

I say to you that claim to believe the Bible. Stop your foolishness, and learn the truth of Genesis. I've sent offers to the Clergy, such as to the Arch-Bishops of Canterbury, and of York, but as all Clergy, they refused to respond. They’d rather remain in ignorance of the truth, than to allow their communities to learn the truth. How stupid is that?

Herman Cummings ephraim7@aol.com

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oldbaldguy 1 year, 8 months ago

no surprise getaroom. 'rollerball" is on the way sooner than later

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Lawrenceks 1 year, 8 months ago

Well, I don't believe in Santa Claus either! So what!

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Getaroom 1 year, 8 months ago

No matter which term you use, Koran/Quran, the conversation is an endless loop. And it will go on and on until Kingdom Come. Now, if GOD would like to get busy fixing this mess we might all have something to believe in.

Oh, and yes, it's a strawman tactic FHNC and completely of subject - thank god! Read this and know we are all in this together, whether we like it or not.

http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/07/22

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Abdu Omar 1 year, 8 months ago

The creation of the universe or of earth is not as important as the worship of the Creator. In His infinite wisdom, God creates all that is good for mankind, but we, in our foolishness and refusal to understand that, worship other than God. We worship prophets, money, power, beautiful women, and even handsome dogs and other animals. It is time to understand that as God created the world, so He alone should be worshipped like it says in the Ten Commandments: I (not we or us three), am thy Lord, thy God, take no one in worship except Me.

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FalseHopeNoChange 1 year, 8 months ago

I've heard 'tell' that the universe is endless. I've heard that it is infinite. I've even heard there are multiple universes.

If this is true. Does that not mean there are "endless" even "infinite" possibilities in the universe, universes? Like maybe there is the "possibility" for an omnipresent God?

ha, no. That can't be. There is no God. There's probably a Scientist ET out there in the "infinite" universe that 'seeded' this planet like a petri dish to see what 'sprouts' up. The bipeds that 'sprouted' up wrote a few books called the Koran, Torah, Sutras or Bible and call the "omnipresence" a "God" or "Kachina".

That must be it.

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