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Letter — Views on creationism


Decades of denying the existence of God left me with emptiness difficult to explain. Perhaps Thomas Carlyle describes it best;:”The man without a purpose is like a ship without a rudder — a waif, a nothing, a no man.” I didn’t identify myself as an atheist, but if it looks like, walks like, and quacks like a duck, it’s a duck! I used fine sounding arguments to make my point, much like those of some writers on this page.

“Unless you assume a God, the question of life’s purpose is meaningless,” states Bertrand Russell, an atheist. Ah, so that’s what was missing! A journey looking for “life’s purpose” culminated in my finding God, an owner’s manual as well, the Bible. There is no doubt that God is, thus there clearly is purpose for one’s life. The choices one makes will determine the realization of that purpose.

People continue to hang onto evolution, that bastion of unbelief. Yet, as evolution is confronted with contemporary science, that theory is falling apart before our eyes. Science, research, continues to affirm that. Evolution hasn’t been elevated from theory simply because its critical claims are not supported by evidences of fact.

Darwin wouldn’t publicly discuss the idea of God, but wrote to a friend, “I feel most deeply that the whole subject is too profound for human intellect. A dog might as well speculate on the mind of Newton.” We can’t know the mind of God, but we can know much about the character of God. You begin to grasp that by reading and studying the Bible.

Time, place, context, original language, syntax, each is important to understanding the Bible. Atheists are likely too hung up on ego, intellect and superior attitude to spend time there.

Einstein ultimately gave grudging acceptance to what he called “the necessity for a beginning” and eventually to “the presence of a superior reasoning power.” Hawking writes, “the actual point of creation lies outside the scope of presently known laws of physics.” In spite of their reticence, these science heavy weights are talking about God.

Response to this would be interesting, but, if all you’ve got is to label, then denigrate, rather than speak to the issue, don’t bother. Your credibility will already have been established.

Dean Paulson

Christmas Valley

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