Posted: under Answers in Genesis, Creation Blog.
Tags: answers in genesis, evolution, murder
A recent article by Answers in Genesis shows that they still are pitching the idea that evolution makes people violent. In their News to Note for 27 Sep 08, they mention a Finnish college man who killed 10 people in a shooting. The article ends with this paragraph…
“But when the tale of cosmic history students are taught includes eons of amoral death and violence, with the animals of humanity merely the accidental result of billions of years of chance, and morals simply a social construct to make us feel better, why should anyone be surprised when—quoting Darwinian “scripture”—self-proclaimed “natural selectors” pick up guns and start shooting?”
I’m fairly certain that the shooter was an evolutionist. However, this does not make evolutionists evil. On the contrary, there are millions of Christians who are also evolutionists…are they evil too? In their crusade against evolution, Answers in Genesis could care less who gets in their way…whether they be Christians or non-Christians.
I agree with one of the implied arguments of the article. Christians do have a moral guideline to follow, which makes us less likely to commit sins. However, the article ignores one other little fact. Vile crimes have been committed by many a Christian as well (click here). The truth is we are all sinners, and in a bad moment we too can lapse into sin. Evolutionists do not have a corner on the market on sinful deeds.
The article will have the desired effect…make young earth believers distrust evolution even more. But it will also have another effect. It will alienate those Christian brothers and sisters who believe in evolution. With rhetoric like this, its no wonder that young earth creationism is shrinking into a corner all by itself, as more and more people abandon it in favor of true science.
Posted: under Non-Creation Blogs.
Tags: ethanol, healthcare, smoking
There is much talk about fixing our healthcare system here in the US. I don’t know which Presidential candidates’ plan will work better, but I do have a suggestion for them and our country’s leadership that will go a long way towards helping to fix our system…and at the same time, it will lower the cost that we pay for gasoline.
One of the largest expenditures on healthcare is the result of a suicidal activity. This suicidal activity should be made illegal, and it will cut costs to the US healthcare system by up to 12 percent. Of course, I’m talking about tobacco use. I propose that we gradually phase out tobacco production and smoking over a four year period. This would give people a chance to adjust, and give the farmers and industry time to convert their fields/facilities. Convert them to what? The production of corn for ethanol, to be used to produce E85 fuel, and to be added to gasoline that can be sold as 10 percent ethanol or E-85 fuel.
Healthcare coverage for smokers would continue after the end of the four year period, say, for a period of 6 more years. After that point, healthcare for anyone who illegally smokes will not be covered under insurance, and they will have to pay out of pocket.
This plan would make us a much healthier country, would eliminate a large chunk of healthcare expenditures, and bring fuel prices down.
Posted: under Non-Creation Blogs.
Tags: biden, election, mccain, obama, palin, president
Overall, I’m not too thrilled with either presidential candidate. In both cases, I prefer the vice presidential candidates over the presidential candidates.
Democrats – There are some issues that Obama has that I really like, such as taxing overseas companies. And between the two candidates, his health care plan is better. However, there are many unknowns with him. Where does he stand on homeschooling? What about his liberal background? However, I do trust Biden a lot more than Obama. Too bad their roles are not reversed. Biden is a friend to Amtrak, and as a railfan, I like it that Amtrak will probably not have any funding problems if he is vice president.
Republicans – I like McCain since he is a veteran. I have great reluctance to vote for anyone without military experience. However, McCain’s healthcare plan does not appear to be very good. And his history of outsourcing government jobs could put my own job in jeapordy. He is an outspoken critic of Amtrak, and if he is elected, you better take a cross-country train ride before Amtrak has to shut down their long-distance trains. On the positive side, his VP pick is a good one, with great Christian conservative values. The main reason to consider McCain is Palin. With McCain’s age, Palin could very well end up as President, which is fine with me. Many complain that she doesnt’ have much experience, but she would surround herself with experienced people, and she would take issues to the Lord in prayer. I would feel comfortable with her as President.
Who am I voting for? You will have to guess. I can say I’m voting for neither of the Presidential candidates (McCain/Obama). I’m voting mainly on my feelings about the Vice-Presidential candidates.
Posted: under Creation Blog, Non-Creation Blogs.
Tags: blog, welcome
Welcome the the new Answers In Creation Blog. Due to the time contraints on my life, I hope to be able to update this blog more frequently than I do the main website. I’ll give quick reflections on articles posted on young earth websites, and on other items as they cross my mind. I’ll also have a category for my personal thoughts…things that have nothing to do with creation science. I hope that the readers of Answers In Creation (now close to 30,000 per month) will find this blog useful
Comments will be allowed initially. In the past, the discussion board that I had was abused. As long as the comments are relavent and clean, comments will be a part of this blog.