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The Other Side of the COin: Truths About Creationism

Try to imagine that, millions of years ago, small particles hit together and collided, spinning out of control, till BANG- they created multiple solar systems, stars, and planets. Does that sound reasonable? I think not. What kind of person would believe that? There are many scientists who devote their lives to trying to prove this so-called “fact”, but, of course, have not been able to. Even though there is no real proof, the Big Bang Theory has been taught in schools for quite along with evolution, which also has no solid proof. However, they are only telling one side of the story. In many schools today, evolution and the Big Bang Theory are taught to students, while Creationism is left for "church only". That is not fair. Creationism should be taught in public schools as well.

To begin with, if evolution and the Big Bang Theory can be taught, why not creationism? First, consider evolution. Scientifically speaking, simple life-forms cannot evolve into “more complex life-forms” (Problems), therefore, man could not have possibly come from apes. Also, if man came from monkeys, then why are there still monkeys? Some evolutionists answer this question by saying “Survival of the fittest”. However, that does not account for the weaker apes that are still living on earth. If they were to follow this “survival of the fittest” theory, then they should have died long ago, when man first appeared. In Mark 10:6, the Bible says, “But from the beginning of the creation, God made them male and female,” thus proving without a doubt that God created man.

Then, of course, there is the Big Bang Theory. There is not a single scientific law or demonstration that can be preformed that supports the “something from nothing” theory. How could two small particles hit together to create the universe and all the life in it, when, technically speaking, those two particles had not even been created yet? “Design demands a designer” (Wood), and it is as simple as that. Take for example the position of the earth. If it was just a little closer to the sun, everything on it would burn up. If it was just a little farther away, we would all freeze (Wood). Also, Earth is the only planet with free oxygen and water in its liquid form (Wood). In other words, our planet is the only one in our solar system capable of sustaining life. How could that have happened by chance? In Genesis 1:1, the Bible says, “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth,” so, only God could have done so.

Also, creationism should be taught in public schools because, according to the Bible, God created the earth (Gen. 1:1). So, why would anyone teach anything else? Of course, there are those out there who question the fact that the Bible is God’s written word. They say that it is nothing but a book written by a bunch of different men. The Bible is made up of sixty six books- thirty nine in the Old Testament and twenty seven in the New- written over a time span of 2,000 years, on three different continents (Asia, Europe, and Africa), in three different languages (Hebrew, Greek, and Aramaic), however, there are no contradictions. This could only be the work of an all-powerful being. And so it was. II Timothy 3:16 says, “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God…”. So, basically, God told the writers what to say. He inspired them.

What proof is there that the Bible was inspired by God? To begin with, in Leviticus 17:11a, Moses said that, “For the life of the flesh is in the blood…”, yet this fact was unknown even in George Washington’s day (Thompson). People would use leeches to bleed out supposed ‘bad blood’ to help the sick get well. So, how did Moses know? Secondly, in Ecclesiastes 11:3a and Amos 9:6b, the writers both refer to rain falling from the clouds, but the water cycle was not completely accepted or understood until the 16th century. Pierre Perrault, Edme Marriot, and Edmund Halley all made discoveries on and added data to the idea of a complete water cycle. However, the Bible indicated a water cycle 2,000 years before their discoveries (Thompson). Next, in Job26:7, Job says that the Lord “hangs the earth on nothing.” Back in Job’s day, people had different beliefs on what kept the earth suspended in space, such as four elephants on a giant turtle, or the shoulders of an abnormally strong man. Job was way ahead of his time by suggesting that the earth “hung on nothing” (Thompson) (Job 26:7). How could he have known when everyone else was wrong? And finally, in I Corinthians 15:39, the apostle Paul says, “All flesh is not the same flesh, but there is one kind of flesh of men, another flesh of animals, another of fish, and another of birds.” Paul is right! All four of these fleshes have a different biochemical makeup (Thompson). But how did he know? All of these situations point to one solution: God told the men what to write. Therefore, there is no possible way that the Bible could be made up by men because of the advanced sciences used in it. Given the sufficient evidence, Creationism should be presented alongside other theories of creation.

There are those in this world who say that allowing creationism to be taught in schools is a breech on their First Amendment rights. The First Amendment states, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof…”, however, this does not mean that it is against the law to say “One nation, under God,” in the Pledge of Allegiance, print, “In God we trust,” on money, or teach creationism to students in school. It merely is saying that the Government will not make an established religion. One can believe in and worship anything or anyone they want. But, men can preach and teach about their religion to others. It is only fair.

In addition, the First Amendment was added by the founding fathers to keep the church from controlling the government, and they had good reason to be fearful of this. “Early settlers” in America wanted religious liberty; however, they refused to grant it to others (Gay). They set up the Anglican Church as the main religion (Gay). Others set up their own churches, but, they still had to pay taxes for the maintenance of the Anglican Church, even though they did not attend there (Gay). Laws demanded people to attend church (Gay), and if they did not, they could be fined, and even imprisoned. Other rules covered clothing, business conduct, education, and recreation (Gay). “Only members of the… established religion were allowed to vote (Gay)”. It is no wonder James Madison was careful about how much control the church would receive. All in all, separation of church and state was established to keep government control in the proper hands, not to forbid the teaching of creationism.

In conclusion, creationism should be taught in public schools because, even though some say it cannot be proven, it is the most reasonable solution to the creation of the world, and, if evolution and the Big Bang Theory can be taught, why not creationism? It has not been proved either. If schools are going to teach unproven theories, then why not add creationism to the list? One might as well tell both sides of the story if they are going to tell it at all. Besides, if Evolutionists are so sure that man came from monkeys, then what are they afraid of?



















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Works Cited
Gay, Kathlyn. CHurch and State. Brookfield: The Millbrook Press, 1992.
The Holy Bible, New King James Version. Thomas Nelson, Inc., 1982.
“Problems for atheistic evolutionists.” Creationtips.com. 10 Nov. 2008. 18 Jan. 2009 <http://www.creationtips.com/evoluwrong.html>.
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Wood, James. We Believe. 2005.



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sunshine said...
Mar. 27, 2010 at 11:35 am

Hi clumsy_one123.

We believe that God sent down a lot of prophets for guidance like you believe. But we believe that Christianity, Judaism and Islam are from the same stem because they were God's true message. We believe God sent down 4 holy books, to David, Moses, Jesus and Mohammed. However when the first 3 books came down, people did not take care of them properly and the words in the books kept changing as they passed from one generation to another. So we believe tha... (more »)

 
sunshine replied...
Apr. 16, 2010 at 3:46 am
The only thing is that, the book we believe in, which is the Quran and which is written in Arabic, in there God refers to himself all the time as "We" and "Our". In some parts He refers to Himself as "I". "We" is used because in Arabic you can use it for a single person also with the intention of arousing feelings of might and respect in the listener, for yourself. For example a person in power like a king can use it for himself. If a parent says to his children, We have raised yo... (more »)
 
SilverSnowflakes said...
Mar. 24, 2010 at 7:21 am
hello! I am a religious Catholic and I just spent a long time studying evolution and I discovered that yes, they do have proof, and you can watch evolution yourself in front of your own eyes. Simple things evolve into more complex things by small steps, and each step is helpful to the thing, as well. scientists can actually explain how each step was helpful. but what I also discovered is that God and Creation and all of that can actually fit in with evolution, and I believe in both.. thought y... (more »)
 
yellowbunny replied...
Jul. 12, 2010 at 3:04 pm
Me too exept the other way around... i used to think everything was the way scientists (and my parents) told me, but now I belive in evolution and that the universe expands on it's own, but I think that a "God" of some kind created the universe. At least I think so... I'm just not quite sure. How does God fit in your belifs?
 
ElephantGirl523 said...
Mar. 22, 2010 at 5:55 pm
I hope you don't mind if I ask you some questions.<br /> Would it be fair to teach only creationism in schools?<br /> If there really is a God, why did He make it seem to some people that there is evolution and the Big Bang? Wouldn't it be better for Him to erase these and then have everyone believe in Him?<br /> I hope I haven't insulted you with these questions. The only reason I don't believe in God is because my father is a firm Atheist who believes that religion is a mas... (more »)
 
clumsy_one123 replied...
Mar. 30, 2010 at 8:09 pm

1. no, i dont think it would be fair. my point wanst that only creationism should be taught, but that it should be taught alongside evolution and the big band theory.  2. i believe that God makes it hard to believe because he wants us to have faith. if everything was obvious, there would be no point in an eternal reward. we might as well all keep living, bc there would be nothing to live for.

 

3. i didnt assume this would make anyone mad...

 
ElephantGirl523 replied...
Mar. 31, 2010 at 7:58 pm
sorry, I didn't mean at you. I meant towards rebeldiamond1313, who you were having a conversation with. they said that they thought there would only be athiests mad at you commenting on this article. 
 
clumsy_one123 replied...
Apr. 1, 2010 at 1:15 pm
well, i have made several mad.
 
ElephantGirl523 said...
Mar. 22, 2010 at 5:43 pm
I liked that paragraph about "One nation under God" and "In God we trust" That was really powerful. Although, I don't think creationism should be taught in schools, but only to stop people from arguing about if there is a God or not. I believe in separation between church and state and I think that creationism should be taught in a church. Religious tolerance is important, and if you taught creationism in schools, you would also have to teach half a million other theorie... (more »)
 
audeospero/idare2hope/ said...
Mar. 22, 2010 at 3:16 pm
I really like your article and I agree on your beliefs but would you mind me critiquing it a little? I understand where you're coming from, but I think you should probably not make your base argument against evolution the Bible because it is easily disproved. Anyone who does not believe in the Bible can say it was written by normal people as a fantasy/crazy thinking etc. If you want to strengthen this more, maybe try and find other facts. :) I hope I didn't offend you because I really ... (more »)
 
clumsy_one123 replied...
Mar. 22, 2010 at 3:24 pm
thanks. but... i was kinda hoping i had placed enough evidence to help prove the Bible as well as my beliefs... but thank you :)
 
Anoma21 said...
Mar. 20, 2010 at 6:17 pm
It angers me that one of your first beliefs stated are factually wrong. You state that the evolutionary theory says that humans evolved from monkeys. This is not true, the theory states that both Apes and Humans evolved from a common ancestor. This means that millions of years ago, there was a totally different species of animal that underwent a genetic mutation (change in genetic code/DNA) that resulted in the formation of both the Apes and Humans
 
clumsy_one123 replied...
Mar. 22, 2010 at 3:26 pm
thank you, but i still disagree. by monkeys, i meant ape-like creatures... and scientists cant prove that the earth is millions of years old. so the beliefs YOU'RE stating are wrong as well.
 
naturelover said...
Mar. 1, 2010 at 5:05 pm
Also I found out (by reading your page on this site) that we have a lot in common.
Would you like to talk on the forums with me?
(I'll let you invite me first)
 
clumsy_one123 replied...
Mar. 4, 2010 at 8:01 am
yes i think so :) actually, you can invite me first... i've never used the forums before so idk how. haha
 
naturelover replied...
Mar. 5, 2010 at 11:23 am
Oh, yeah! Forgot to mention that it'll be in the "Random thoughts and basic chat" forum category.
 
naturelover said...
Mar. 1, 2010 at 5:02 pm
I LOVE this article and agree with it whole-heartedly, but would you mind if I recommended that you watch The Creation Series with Dr. Kent Hovind? It comes on a channel called Angel2 at noon on Sundays.<br /> If that conflicts with your church scedule, then you could either record it or purchase the DVDs on christianfilms<br /> Please watch the show and tell me what you think.
 
clumsy_one123 replied...
Mar. 8, 2010 at 2:50 pm
it doesnt conflict with church, but i dont have any channels on my tv.... :( i'll look into it though. thanks :)
 
sunshine said...
Feb. 28, 2010 at 6:49 am
Hi I am new here. I just read your article and I really like it. Although I am a Muslim , i share some of your views and I definitely agree that schools should teach other theories, like creationism alongside Big Bang and Evolution theory
 
clumsy_one123 replied...
Mar. 8, 2010 at 12:49 pm
thank you sunshine! i dont know much about Muslim beliefs, so forgive me for asking, but do you believe in God like christians do?
 
sunshine replied...
Mar. 11, 2010 at 2:13 am
No I don't mind if you ask me anything about my religion and even in future if you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask. But yes we do believe in a God and most of our other beliefs are also similar to Christian beliefs. But one of the main difference is that we believe Jesus was only God's prophet like all the other prophets and he was not God's son. We also believe that he will come back again but he has not come back yet.
 
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