by CraigXII 2009-10-02 12:00
Recently I wrote an article entitled What is our purpose on earth? The responses were quite surprising to say the least.
Apart from the usual chastisement that is received by many of the writers, there was a strong emphasis on religion in the comments under the article.
I have to say, I am a spiritual person. I believe that God does exist and that we were created for a purpose.
I decided to formulate an argument against those theories that rebel against the notion of God.
If we did evolve into the creatures we are today, why is it that we can find no intermediary species (the missing link)? For every animal on the planet, we assume (under the evolutionary hypothesis) that each one evolved into its present form.
There is just one problem with that – apart from the Archaeopteryx – there is no known missing link available for any creature. In other words, no skeletal system has been found to confirm evolution does take place through the process proposed by Darwin (early man skeletons are based on jaw fragments and one or two femur bones, there is no complete skeleton). Yes, the Galapagos Islands did, and still do, have very different animal life when compared to the rest of the world, but instead of taking environmental, atmospheric and social factors into account when formulating his idea – Darwin simply circumvented all of the known factors for physiological differences by creating a nice grand theory of life – decidedly ungodly.
My next argument for this point is: why did evolution stop? For the roughly 4 000 years of sentiency that we have enjoyed we can find no evidence that evolution is still taking place. In other words, why are the monkeys or dolphins not evolving into better versions of themselves? Are we saying that those species are perfect?
Next argument: If evolution does exist, what does that say about us? Recent studies have shown that our brains are actually shrinking not growing. Is our cognitive functioning not what sets us apart from the animals? Why then would nature allow our brains to shrink? Isn’t that devolution? Google it!
THE BIG BANG
Many people believe the big bang gave birth to our current universe. Fair enough, there is reasonable evidence to suggest that something like that did occur.
The question we have to ask is what caused the big bang? Even if we follow the chain of what caused what down a chronological line of events we still come to a point where nothing becomes something and without some sort of intervention by something greater than us, it boggles the mind as to how it should occur.
All I am saying is that we know very little about our universe, let alone our own mind and body. We should accept that there is a greater power than us and it more than likely created us or had the intention to create us.
It’s all rather confusing and somewhat intimidating; it makes me feel unsure about everything! But I tell you what, that’s why faith is so important.
I don’t think people who don’t believe in God are idiots. In fact these people are bright intelligent humans. But that’s the problem, just because you are smart you feel like you can answer all the questions with science.
NEWSFLASH: science can’t answer everything.
Better to acknowledge the presence of God than to worship science as the be all and end all.
What do you really have to lose? Nothing, except our immoral nature.