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In a landmark vote Tuesday, the Kansas State Board of Education once again adopted science standards regarding instruction in evolution. The new guidelines reflect an overturn of previous standards, written in part by advocates of "intelligent design," that earned Kansas international ridicule in 2005. Advocates of intelligent design believe that life is too complex to have been created by anything other than a higher authority, and they reject most concepts of evolution.
When we talk about evolution, we can't say
we do or do not believe in evolution.
You have to decide, do I believe in evolution
within a species or do I believe in evolution
from one species to another.
I am a Christian, who loves God and who can be
flexible within the confines of the Holy Bible.
And yes, Atheists, the Bible is flexible in a
lot of ways, more flexible than your tolerance
The Bible does not imply that evolution within
a species did not or could not happen. It does
imply that evolution from one species to another
was not God's plan in his original creation of
God did not create a monkey and a man in the
beginning to change his mind later and decide to
make the monkey evolve into something else. That
would mean he originally made a mistake.
Evolution within a species would mean a small
horse, over time and breeding, evolved into a
larger horse. Or a brown bird over time, breeding
and environmental conditions evolved into a blue
But, the evolution happened within the species.
The bird was still a bird, not a lizard. Maybe
it was a larger bird with longer feathers or a
shorter bird with thicker feathers, but still a
So, as a Christian, I would say I do believe in
evolution as it occurs within a species. But, I
do not believe in evolution from one species to
Christians should accept evolution within the
species, because there's nothing non-biblical
about that, which would refute the creation story.
Atheists should just quit hating Christians and
face their own demons. Atheists hate Christians
primarily and tend to seek out scientific ways
to demonize them to get them to shut up.
Christians are primarily good people who in this
day and age are facing the loss of their freedom
of speech to express their beliefs and to practice
them. Don't expect Christians to shut up and
just take it.
Christians spread their belief in God througout
the Roman Empire 1500 years ago or so, and were
burned to death, crucified and fed to the lions
for it. Yet you won't see them run out into the
middle of the street and blow up innocent people
for that belief.
Better re-evaluate where the real threats are
coming from and who the really good people are.
Evolution is the knot in the rope, dangling over
the cliff that the atheist desperately clings to
in order to resist God and his existence. If the
knot unravels, the atheist falls to his peril.
That's why the knot is so important. Christians
should not fight the atheist, but love him. For
he will eventually get tired of hanging on to
the knot and either ask God to save him or let go.
My opinions, nonetheless!!