"FAITH and Unfinished Business"

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Monday, December 7, 2009

Accidental Detail

If a bigger entity was responsible for all creation, would it/he be responsible for the life-spans and actions of those created? In favor of the concept of intelligent design, think about how life continues here on earth. Not only was life conceived and created, but it is sustained on earth. Could the act of evolution, which is basically the idea that life adjusts to it’s surroundings and continues through instinct – not thought, provide cause and effect ? Could the big bang that supposedly began life, continue in any way to shape it, lead it, influence it, develop it?

Our lives are not simple acts that rippled down from the division and multiplication of cells that blasted us into existence.

Every life follows a specific path that is connected to others’ lives and to the specific paths of each of the others. One affects each of the others, affects many. When one life or plan goes missing, the completion of a picture is abbreviated or changed.

In the human race, there are so many variables in our behavior it is hard to create a standard by which to measure. Of course, there are similarities, but none like those found in the animal kingdom. We are each unique, profound, and stand alone in our individual characteristics. We each are able to do many thing, sometimes at the same time. Think about how some of us drive, text, drink coffee and talk to children in the back seat all at once. It is ill-advised of course, but doable. We are capable of even more than we carry out.

Our decisions and actions have little to do with our physical survival in a changing environment, though it could be argued so for our emotional stability.

In reality, we choose with careful thinking most everything we do; aside from those things that are bodily functions. Even some of those, we can choose to restrain.

I know that evolutions and scientist will have convincing arguments for their own theories. I will not insult anyone or embarrass myself by pretending to understand their calculations or terminology.

Paul Abramson, in his "A Defense of Creationism" article, states the following about our DNA:

"Inside your body, within each living cell are 3 billion base pairs of encoded DNA. That's 3 billion per cell. Please hold your hand out for a moment and look at it. Inside are muscles, bones, blood, skin, pores, those fingernails which you need to trim again soon, and a myriad of other specialized components. Every cell has 3 billion base pairs of human DNA carefully enclosed. Not haphazardly arranged, that's 3 billion uniquely arranged sequentially encoded sets of information, per cell. Did such a useful, self-healing tool as your hand really evolve all on its own due to external stimuli or is this yet another evidence of the quiet presence of the Scientific Mathematician who put our advanced adaptable creation into motion. When I want to write a new computer program it sure would be nice if I could just throw a bunch of blank floppy disks into a clothes dryer for awhile and then open the door one morning with a new program of say ... 3 billion lines of code arranged into the proper sequence for me."

(http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/363125/genesis_proof_of_creation_pg2.html?cat=9 “Why the Big Bang is No Longer an Option)

My belief is based on the theory of creation and on my faith in the truth of the bible. Faith is stronger than facts. Belief in a holy, mightier, righteous ruler and provider is safer than belief in measured, but perhaps inaccurate science alone.

Holding firm to a standard, any standard prevents unstable ground. I cannot imagine relying on something that admittedly changes in the wind, floats along on opinion or politics, or is unsure of its own conclusion.

That’s my opinion. I hope that Christians who visit here are gentle and kind, as Jesus would want. I expect I will get answers that are deemed scientifically infallible. That’s ok. I’m standing on solid ground.

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