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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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McIntosh, Kenneth, and Marsha McIntosh. Issues of Church, State, and Religious Liberties. Broomal: Mason Crest Publishers, Inc., 2006.
“Problems for atheistic evolutionists.” Creationtips.com. 10 Nov. 2008. 18 Jan. 2009 <http://www.creationtips.com/evoluwrong.html>.
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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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rebeldiamond1313kd said...
Jan. 31, 2010 at 7:44 am:
Haha so they did accept it. Cool.
I was waiting for you to put something in the opinion section. I know you're full of those. ;)
You should rub this in Julian's face. lol.
 
rebeldiamond1313kd replied...
Feb. 8, 2010 at 3:57 pm :
speaking of Mrs. B., we should tell her our stuff is on here.
 
clumsy_one123 replied...
Feb. 8, 2010 at 4:14 pm :
ooh we should. hmmm what do you think she'd say? do u think she'd care? i miss her :(
 
rebeldiamond1313kd replied...
Feb. 8, 2010 at 4:17 pm :
I miss her too.
idk. She would be glad I guess. I was gonna tell her after I got the last few songs accepted, but I keep adding more so that would be like never.
I just submitted another one called "Smile Empty Soul". Since it'll take forever to be accepted, I'm gonna e-mail it to you and see what you think..
 
clumsy_one123 replied...
Feb. 8, 2010 at 4:22 pm :
ok. haha i have like 10 things on here.
so u want to tell her?
 
rebeldiamond1313kd replied...
Feb. 8, 2010 at 5:18 pm :
yeah. we should.
 
clumsy_one123 replied...
Feb. 8, 2010 at 7:30 pm :
how bout during lunch tomorow (if we have school!)
 
rebeldiamond1313kd replied...
Feb. 8, 2010 at 8:40 pm :
ok. sounds good. if shes not busy then..
 
clumsy_one123 replied...
Feb. 9, 2010 at 12:52 pm :
she might be working on yearbook stuff
 
rebeldiamond1313kd replied...
Feb. 9, 2010 at 2:59 pm :
Yeah, idk. I guess we can go up to her and say hi and ask. But then what do we say? "We posted songs and poems online annd we want you to read them. And if you have students who like to write stuff tell them about this website." ?
 
clumsy_one123 replied...
Feb. 9, 2010 at 5:12 pm :
yeah something like that.
 
rebeldiamond1313kd replied...
Feb. 12, 2010 at 5:00 pm :
alright lets do it.
 
clumsy_one123 replied...
Feb. 12, 2010 at 5:58 pm :
haha we're on a mission
 
rebeldiamond1313kd replied...
Feb. 13, 2010 at 4:22 pm :
*spy theme music engage NOW*
 
clumsy_one123 replied...
Feb. 14, 2010 at 8:53 am :
lol we need code names :P
 
rebeldiamond1313kd replied...
Feb. 15, 2010 at 10:06 am :
COOL!!! That's awesome! ok, I'm thinking...
 
clumsy_one123 replied...
Feb. 15, 2010 at 11:01 am :
me too... i cant think of anything good. ur better at this sort of thing
 
rebeldiamond1313kd replied...
Feb. 15, 2010 at 11:25 am :
Coming up with random names? You're the one who was trying to change my middle name..
 
clumsy_one123 replied...
Feb. 15, 2010 at 5:50 pm :
mwahaha >:) yeah i guess ur right.
haha remember being "No Knee Sock Enforcer"????
 
rebeldiamond1313kd replied...
Feb. 16, 2010 at 10:46 am :
Oh yeah!! lol. that was weird.
 
clumsy_one123 replied...
Feb. 16, 2010 at 12:11 pm :
well, it was at the time you hated DD the Fourth
 
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