I wasn’t going to do another one of these articles following the first response I got to my 10 Questions Everyone Who Believes in Science Should Ask a Creationist. But after receiving an email from another creationist who decided to answer my 10 questions, I felt the need to share. Though I had to read through the email twice just to allow my brain to fully process the insanity that I had just read.
To be fair, this person at least seems to possess a basic understanding of the English language, unlike the last person who responded to all 10 questions. You might even say they sound somewhat intelligent if it weren’t for their contradictions, hypocrisy and general insanity. What follows is their complete unedited email. Enjoy.
This article demonstrates a brand of propaganda that is becoming more and more common in secular media circles. I see it in the science journals and presentations from scientists like Bill Nye and Neil Degrasse Tyson or Richard Dawkins, main stream news, promoted by popular social critics like Bill Maher and used in opinion pieces which attack Christianity.
It basically works like this. They present their position as fact based on the principle that science only deals in facts. They then answer their own questions from the most extreme and hysterical position that is supposed to represent what a Christian thinks. For example Bill Maher is notorious for sighting Old Testament laws about stoning people for seemingly trivial offenses and trying to apply that to Christian thinking, belief and doctrine.
The above article is a classic example of how the scientific dictatorship is manipulating the conversation by portraying Christians as irrational and uneducated zealots. Yes I purposefully use the word “dictatorship” because that is the best definition for someone that deems to tell us how things are because they say so. Science always claims to have the facts on their side while Christians are portrayed as delusional simpletons who are still bumbling around with a Dark Ages mentality.
“Well so what?” you say, this isn’t news it’s been like this for a long time, they are fools, who cares what they say. Although that may be true to a certain extent I would argue that the assault has never been more insistent or widely spread throughout society. It is dangerous for us to ignore this trend in culture.
We must consider those who have not come to know Christ will most likely side with an easy rational explanation when the alternative is presented in such a ridiculous fashion. For those Christians who are able, I believe it is our responsibility to familiarize ourselves with these tactics so that we can expose them for what they are when we are confronted by them. By doing so we will be able to keep the conversation from getting derailed and be better able to lead others to Jesus.
Here is my response to the 10 questions presented in the article. I encourage you to think how you would respond and be ready to give that response when the situation presents itself.
1) Do you understand the difference between science and faith?
Faith is a strongly held belief that does not require absolute evidence in order to be considered true. Science is a general term used to describe mankind’s efforts to explain the nature of reality across many different fields and disciplines. By using the Scientific Method to legitimize the findings, scientists demonstrate that their experiments can be replicated independently by anyone and the results will be the same.
2) If Noah really lived for 900 years, do you realize that means he lived for nearly 1/6 of the time you claim the world has existed?
The Bible tells us that Noah lived to be over 900 years old and this I believe to be true. Although some people claim to have worked out the age of the earth by counting up all the ages and years indicated in the Old and New Testament I have not and don’t consider the issue to be of profound relevance to my faith in God. I do however believe that it is entirely possible that the Universe as we know it could very well be extraordinarily young. Modern science is unable to adequately counter a young Earth position. Old Earth theories require just as much faith as young ones do.
3) If God could create the Earth in 6 days, why couldn’t he have just given Noah an ark instead of making him build one?
Christians know that God doesn’t work this way. God created mankind in his image and gave them free will to choose to worship him. To simply give Noah a ready-made Ark defeats his desire to have a relationship with us. God wants us to experience this world through him so he can experience it through us.
4) If humans and dinosaurs roamed the Earth at the same time, why don’t we ever find their bones in the same places?
There are many examples of human remains and relics being found buried as deeply or deeper than dinosaur bones. This fact is widely ignored and goes unreported by the scientific community because it contradicts their official narrative of evolution. It is also proof of the Great Flood.
5) About 97% of scientists (if not more) follow every rule written in science books. Exactly 0% of creationists follow every rule that’s written in the Bible. If you so wholeheartedly believe the Bible gives a word for word account of how old the Earth is, why don’t you follow every other rule that’s inside?
Unfortunately this statement is not true. Science has been co-opted by the world economic and political power system. Scientists rely on funding. Power agendas rely on facts to support them. Scientists who provide “evidence” to advance an agenda get the money and the awards. Those who dedicate themselves to pure scientific truth, regardless of the consequences, are often isolated on the fringes. Rule #1 is: You get the science you pay for. Our greatest scientists were mavericks who threw the rule book out the window and went their own direction.
Only one man was able to obey all of God’s laws and that was his Son Jesus Christ of Nazareth whom we worship. The Bible is not meant to tell us how old the Earth is. It is God’s word written by his chosen to tell us how to live rightly through Him.
6) Since the age of the Earth and evolution are as scientifically accepted as gravity and photosynthesis – are you then denying the existence of gravity and photosynthesis?
It is incorrect to make the statement that these things are all connected and share the same level of acceptance as established fact in science. That is simply not true.
The methods used by science to determine both the age of the Earth and the Theory of Evolution are questionable. One is used to support the other and vice versa. The age of the fossil is determined by the layer of rock it is found in. The age of the layer of rock is determined by the fossils which it contains. Other methods such as radio carbon dating have proven unreliable by giving false dating information on known objects. Science has never been able to demonstrate evolution by showing evidence of transitional forms. Despite changes, birds remain birds, plants remain plants etc.
Gravity is a mysterious force that is not fully understood by any scientific body despite its obvious and demonstrable existence. The main problem with it is that it is such a weak force, it should not be able to affect matter as much as it appears to.
Photosynthesis is a true example of applying the Scientific Method to something to understand how it works. It is a great example of observational science applied to our natural world.
7) Has any creationist ever seen the original copy of the Bible? Then how do you know what it really said?
One of the most important discoveries of the 20th Century was the Dead Sea Scrolls. By comparing them to modern Bibles we were able to see how faithfully scholars have been translating the word of God for more than 2000 years. Modern archeology also continues to confirm the historical accuracy of the Bible.
8) If God determines when we live and die, why are humans living longer due to advances in medical scientific research?
We will all die someday. The important thing for Christians is how we live and glorify God and build a personal relationship with Jesus and each other. God has set a limit on our life span of 120 years. Those who seek to live beyond this limit through the use of science will have to break their covenant with God. They will corrupt their humanity and be rejected by God.
9) Hundreds of years ago people believed that the Earth was the center of the universe, until science proved them completely wrong. Science now tells us how old the Earth is, and the truth about evolution, yet you still want to cling to the same level of ignorance as those from centuries ago?
Throughout human history our authorities have tried to tell us what to think and to believe despite our own convictions and God’s Devine truth. It is very likely that many of the people who promoted the idea that the Earth was the center of the Universe were the “scientists” of the day. Science continually proves itself to be in error through the process of discovery and innovation. Amazingly though, as science advances it continually confirms the truth of the Bible.
Evolution fails the scientific test of being observable; proponents of this theory are unwilling to address the most glaring deficiency which is to explain how the enormous diversity of life as we know it originated from non-living matter. To call something “science” does not automatically make it indisputably true and factual. Scientific truths are constantly disproved, God’s truth is eternal.
10) Can you accurately predict, based on the “science” within the Bible, any event that will occur in the near future?
The Bible has been vindicated many times over by scientific discoveries that confirm what it has said all along. For example The Big Bang is a recently (less than 100 years) accepted theory that confirms the 1st words of the Bible which says that “In the beginning God created the heavens and the Earth.” Many more examples can be found which confirm scientific discoveries in agriculture, ecology, chemistry, physics, biology, genetics; every branch of science is represented if you are inclined to look. The Bible is a timeless book that will always be relevant to human beings, no matter what time period they exist in. No other book has stood the test of time to remain relevant like the Word of God.
Better than scientific predictions, the Bible is prophetic. Science comes and goes yet the human condition remains the same. Christians know many things about what will happen in the future according to the Bible. Scientific discoveries will not be able to change the outcome of Biblical prophesies but rather will reaffirm them.
Here is a specific prediction based on Biblical prophecy. Rev:13/16-18, the mark of the beast.
King James Version (KJV)
16 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:
17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
18 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.
What we can expect is that technology and power agendas will combine to destroy the financial system in order to make cash money obsolete. Without hard currency people will be forced to take a mark which will allow them to buy and sell in order to survive. All people and financial transactions will be tracked by a sinister ruling power that serves the will of Satan. Whether it does so intentionally or not is irrelevant. This will be the very definition of the scientific dictatorship and people will be able to scientifically prove it through the discovery of the number 666.
This prophecy means that science will be used to develop a cashless economic banking control system whose exchanges are done through a bio-technological interface that all people in society must be fitted with. Eventually they will want this to happen at birth without the persons consent. The flood gates will open and Bio-tech will become more and more pervasive in society. They will promote cures for disease, designer babies and children’s protection issues, bio-enhancements that will make people “super-human” etc. any excuse to get people to accept the mark of the beast. Once the doors are opened there will be no turning back.
This is how it was in the days of Noah. God’s creation had become corrupted by the schemes of Lucifer and the fallen angels. Only Noah and his family had the pure genetic lineage needed to carry on the line of men which would result in the birth of God’s Son Jesus. So God destroyed the Earth with the Great Flood and started over.
When society returns to similar conditions which provoked the wrath of God in the time of Noah, faithful believers will rejoice in the fact that the return of Jesus is at hand. Scientific understanding is a gift and a tool of intellect that God gave to us so that we might better come to know and understand Him. Those who would use science to corrupt God’s creation and turn mankind away from Him will be dealt with most harshly through His Devine judgment so that they will wish that they had never been born.
And there you have it, folks. After reading that, I really don’t think there’s much of a need for an in-depth response from me. Were you able to keep up with all of the contradictions and hypocrisy? My favorite was how they claimed Noah lived to be 900 years old, but then claimed God has set a limit on our lives of 120 years. What was your favorite? Let me know in the comments section below. Bonus points for anybody who wants to spend time dissecting the whole email – you’ve got more patience for insanity than I do.