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Saturday, May 14, 2005

To Deny Evolution is to Deny God.

I've been listening to the debate, if you can call it that, of the Kansas Board of Education courtesy of Audible.com, which is offering the hearings for free downloads. I remain flummoxed. Somehow the supporters of intelligent design -- a questionable premise given some of the oddities that exist in nature -- propose that an intelligent creator could not have created through evolution.

It seems to me that believing in a God who created as an artist creates, painstakingly, lovingly, and over a long period of time, is more worthy of reverence than the magician who snaps his fingers and, voila, everything is done.

Peter Hibbard, in a letter to the Christian Science Monitor, said it very well:

In my Bible, Genesis 1:24 reads 'And God said, "Let the earth bring forth all manner of living creatures.....and it was so" 'It does not say God waved his hand and -- poof -- it was there. I would ask if God's method of creation is what science calls evolution. I will not stand too close to those who claim to have knowledge of all of God's intentions or ways. But evolution may well be the means of creation, and we should seek to understand the science in it that God offers to us. To do otherwise is to reject God."
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