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Friday, May 29, 2009

Darwin versus God in Genesis One verse one


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I Corinthians 1:18-31 - NIV

For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. For it is written:
"I will destroy the wisdom of the wise; the intelligence of the intelligent I will frustrate."

Where is the wise man? Where is the scholar? Where is the philosopher of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not know him, God was pleased through the foolishness of what was preached to save those who believe. Jews demand miraculous signs and Greeks look for wisdom, but we preach Christ crucified: a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles, but to those whom God has called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. For the foolishness of God is wiser than man's wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than man's strength.


Brothers, think of what you were when you were called. Not many of you were wise by human standards; not many were influential; not many were of noble birth. But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. He chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things—and the things that are not—to nullify the things that are, so that no one may boast before him. It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God—that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption. Therefore, as it is written:


"Let him who boasts boast in the Lord."

One of the great barriers to salvation is man's worship of his own intellect. We think that salvation should be hard, complicated, challenging, enlightening...not simple so that even a child can receive it! Even a caveman...oh, never mind, that is somebody else's schtick. Richard Dawkins credits evolution with making atheism intellectually satisfying. The cross of Christ is distasteful to some simply because it is so simple.

Others prefer that there be no God setting the rules, like Sir Julian Huxley, because it limited his sexual activities and other things he wanted to do that were not allowed by the God of the Bible. Many who believe in Evolution do so because they believe it therefore eliminates the need for God, thus eliminating a standard for behavior and allows them to formulate their own codes and standards and social mores. This is the "if it feels good, do it" crowd.

Still others despise the concept of the need to humble themselves and admit that they need God to save them. Man wants to justify himself and he wants to sit on his own throne, neither beholding to God or kowtowing to Him. Pride goeth before destruction and a haughty spirit before a fall. Humility is not a trait easily worn by those with talent and/or riches, who are used to being admired, followed and obeyed.

So that many scientists are NOT Christians is not surprising, since science is a field that challenges the intellect. Many self-worshippers wind up as scientists. On the other hand, that desire to seek out and understand truth leads many scientists right back to God Himself. So we have plenty of believers in the scientific community anyway.

Born again believers in Jesus Christ are surely basing their salvation on the Creator God of the Bible and so therefore they must believe that the Bible is true. If the Bible is not truly the Word of God, how do you depend upon it for your salvation? How is the message of Christ reliable? I challenge you to consider this as we open the Word of God to Genesis chapter one and verse one.

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth

This is a straightforward assertion. God is saying that He created everything, correct? From the point of view of a man, all we are able to observe is the heavens and the earth. We are situated in the arm of a galaxy in an area where we can observe much of our own galaxy and a great deal of the rest of the Universe, so we truly can see much of what has been created.

God is asserting that there was a beginning. This is an assertion that He began time and matter. Steady State theory has long been tossed aside by the vast majority of naturalistic scientists in favor of some kind of Big Bang. They are in agreement with God that there was a beginning and that all time and matter started at one point in time. They do not wish to give place to God, though, so where and how such a Big Bang could have originated, by what power, under whose supervision, etc? They frankly do not have much of a clue. The Universe does appear to have had a beginning and in that almost everyone is in agreement.

God asserts a beginning and He also takes credit for creating and specifically states that He created the Earth. God is going to modify this opening statement with further details as we go on, so at this point it is not necessary to infer that He created the heavens and then the Earth, or both at exactly the same time, for He is absolutely being a great journalist.

We were taught in journalism school to be sure to put the story into the opening line. We could then spend a few paragraphs filling in the details, but that opening sentence had better summarize the story or we were not doing our jobs! God, the Creator even of editors and J-School teachers, does exactly that. He has summarized the first chapter of Genesis in one sentence.

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cartoon from jasonlove.com

Suppose detectives are called to a crime scene, and they find a man hung from a rafter in the middle of a cabin and, on the desk, there is a note.

Detective one says, "Here's a note, let's see what it says."

Detective two says, "Toss it in the trash. I only want to consider the evidence!"

Is that logical? Of course not! Homicide detectives immediately look for a note in any possible suicide scenario. Often notes are left, sometimes they are faked or forcibly written and sometimes they are honest last messages left by someone who has decided that life on this planet for them must end. Any note left at the scene is part of the evidence and must be considered!

When it comes to the idea of the beginning of the Universe, scientists are forced to be forensic investigators, because we have no way of going back in time to view the beginning. Naturalistic materialists, such as Darwinists, foolishly crumple up the note left to explain the beginning of the Universe. I am referring to the Book of Genesis, of course!

A good forensic investigator doesn't limit suspects in a crime to only right-handed men because the only people they have personally arrested were all right-handed men. They will understand that all possibilities must be considered. Sometimes investigators just begin eliminating suspects until only one is left, along the line of Occam's Razor.

Those of you who are Christians, I am going to do my best to show you that faith in Christ is totally incompatible with a belief in evolution.

Those of you who are not, I intend to challenge you to investigate your presuppositions by comparing what the book of Genesis states, what we see in the Universe around us, and what Evolution asserts.

This is year four of this blog. I have learned that there are large numbers of people who deliberately obfuscate and hide and change evidence to push their own points of view. There is evidence that Darwinists have destroyed fossil evidence that harms their pet theory. There are certainly websites that post information they know has been refuted on purpose in order to fool the masses.

I have learned that some who are actually supposed to be on my side are intentionally deceptive! There are still Creationists who will try to pass off a picture of a rotting Basking Shark as a Pleisiosaurus. There are still people who claim to have found the actual blood of Jesus Christ. There are also those who think they have a piece of the actual Ark of Noah.

There may be rabbit trails I will not run down so that I do not spend time on issues that are not on topic, such as ice cores and prison populations. I have a few commenters who want me to focus on things like that so that the main focus will be off of the preposterous claims of Evolution. I will not be thrown off-course. I am a Bloodhound focused on following the trail.

During this Darwin versus God series, I will occasionally post articles by creation scientists and a few profiles of great scientists who believe in creation to augment the arguments I will present for the veracity of God in the form of the Book of Genesis and the idea that creationists do actual science and, in fact, often do better science because they are creationists! Here we go....

Segue into the next phase of Darwin versus God


My Christian friends, this is primarily for you although non-believers are welcome as always!

Take a look at this picture, because at first it is not apparent what it is. There is a stetch of highway in Alberta, Canada, where the Elk were continually being hit because they were crossing the road or on the bridge on the road above where they endangered both themselves and the vehicles and passengers, as Elk are pretty massive road hazards. The Canadians built a bridge for the Elk and the Elk now avoid both roads and take their own personal bridge across, thank you very much!

The point is that it is dangerous for both the Elk and automobiles to take the same path and that is true of Christians and the unbelievers. There is a way that seems right to a man, but that way leads to death and destruction. Which leads me to this preliminary and introductory post -

A song by the Newsboys, written by Peter Furler and Steve Taylor:


Lost The Sky Again


Like a criminal guilty on all counts,
rattling his cage with every ounce of resolve he never had,
I was convicted.




Then I took the pardon and the walls came down,
but I must like it here,
'cause I keep hanging around for a better suit,
and an escort, and a winning lottery ticket.




First we waited for miracles.
Then we needed a sign.
Now we're here to confess
we've wasted the time.





Every blade will wither and fade,
as the old man dies again.
Season pass, we're clinging to grass,
'cause we've lost the sky again.




Like a woman trying to give birth,
she strains, she labors, she's not sure if it's worth the suffering,
as she wonders, "How long?"




When I first heard the rumor you were coming back
I confess my impatience, I guess I lost track
of what I'm to persevere for,
Of the reason you put me here for.




Back then it was any day now.
Never dreamed we were wrong.
Now we're shaking our heads, wondering, "how long?"





Every blade... I feel a moment of your perfect love.
I catch a glimmer of your sweet grace.
But it only makes me long for the day
when I look full in your face.




Every blade will wither and fade,
as the old man dies again.
Season pass, we're clinging to grass,
'cause we've lost the sky again.


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It is time to change focus for awhile. Some commenters want me to get on a stepladder and take a magnifying glass to something on the Big Oz Head when Toto has already pulled the curtain aside to reveal the powerless little faker. I don't care if there is an article that demonstrates that hundreds of layers of snow can leave traces in Arctic or Antarctic ice or whether it is only a hundred or even several dozen, it is minutiae not worthy of our time. Neo-Darwinists have massive problems with the basics of their worldview and so they try to get us to look at tiny little aspects of the problems. They are crying, "Don't throw me in that Brar' patch!" and I am not listening.

No, it is time to spend some time with my brothers and sisters in Christ who have convinced themselves that Darwin and God co-exist quite nicely. First of all, since Charles Darwin denied God and refused to receive Christ, he isn't hanging out with God right now...and his hypotheses don't belong next to the Bible, either.


We Christians have far too often fallen prey to the trap of ORTHODOX THINKING. We like sheep get in line with the rest of the flock and blindly follow without looking at where everyone is going. Remember that Paul praised the Bereans for not just believing everything Paul preached, but first opened the Scriptures to compare Paul's doctrine with what God had said.


"Then I took the pardon and the walls came down,
but I must like it here,
'cause I keep hanging around for a better suit,
and an escort, and a winning lottery ticket. "


Honestly, I went to seminary with a couple of guys who decided to buy a big house with a balloon loan since "Jesus was coming back any day now and the world would get stuck with the mortgage." Now, the attitude of cheating someone out of their rightful goods/payment was ungodly anyway, but there were all these guys believing popular preachers and TV and radio preachers telling them that a rapture was going to happen by 1984...by 1988...1994...2000...and on and on and on. These were young men studying to be pastors and school administrators and teachers!


"First we waited for miracles.
Then we needed a sign.
Now we're here to confess
we've wasted the time."


The fact is, a good portion of the church needs to repent for the attitude that God is planning to come down and snatch them away from their problems at any moment. Another idea is that, if we have faith and give money to God, he will give us great riches in return. Thinking like that makes rich men of shysters like Robert Tilton and gives God a bad name. In countless churches and televised services around the planet each week, men wearing thousand-dollar suits will preach to the crowd about the healing and money and jobs and fame they will reap if they believe hard enough and (of course) give their ministry enough money "by faith."


God is not here to make our temporal lives more comfortable or upgrade us from a Ford to a Mercedes! (Ask Janis, she knew better). God is sovereign and has a plan with eternal ends and consequences. He wants us to follow His Word and the leading of His Spirit and, in doing so, we will often reap the consequences of good behavior. But we will also suffer for His sake if we are doing things right and there is no guarantee we will not get sick or die young. God promises us an abundant life, not a life of leisure and riches! We tend to reap what we sew, both good and evil, whether saved or sinner. I have often prayed to ask God that someone I love, or myself, would NOT reap the consequences of a foolish or selfish act. But He is not obligated to bail us out.


God made us to have fellowship with Him forever and enjoy the wonders of an eternity beyond imagination. We screwed the whole thing up the first time, Jesus Christ had to come and live and die and be raised again to give us a second chance. Right now God is focused on giving the entire world that second chance. He hears our prayers and I am sure He intervenes in millions of situations every day but His first priority is bringing as many men, women and children into relationship with Him as will, until He decides it is time to end this temporal world and judgement time begins.



"Like a woman trying to give birth,
she strains, she labors, she's not sure if it's worth the suffering,
as she wonders, "How long?"




When I first heard the rumor you were coming back
I confess my impatience, I guess I lost track
of what I'm to persevere for,
Of the reason you put me here for.




Back then it was any day now.
Never dreamed we were wrong.
Now we're shaking our heads, wondering, "how long?"





Every blade... I feel a moment of your perfect love.
I catch a glimmer of your sweet grace.
But it only makes me long for the day
when I look full in your face.




Every blade will wither and fade,
as the old man dies again.
Season pass, we're clinging to grass,
'cause we've lost the sky again. "


So now I wonder how many of us who name Christ as Savior have lost the sky and are focused on the grass? How long will it be? Well, you will probably live and have kids and grand kids and maybe even great-grand kids before you get old and die. Then Psalms 17:15 will really mean something to you:


As for me, I will see Your face in righteousness;
I shall be satisfied when I awake in Your likeness.


Christian, just because "everyone" believes in a rapture and a tribulation period, that doesn't make it so. Just because "everyone" in your church thinks you must be baptized to be saved has no impact on the truth. The wise Christian studies his Bible carefully, as it says in II Timothy 2:14-16, and concentrates on truth while avoiding gossip and trendy rumors and new moves of some sort of spirit.



Remind them of these things, charging them before the Lord not to strive about words to no profit, to the ruin of the hearers. Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. But shun profane and idle babblings, for they will increase to more ungodliness.



Too many of my brothers and sisters just believe what the majority is saying and doing without bothering to check with God. Thus, we have something called Theistic Evolution, a preposterous combination of atheistic fairy tales and a Creator God who doesn't want or need them.


Lemmings follow lemmings in mass migrations. They don't actually tumble off of cliffs (the footage commonly shown was a gimmick, a Disney photographer set up some kind of turntable to hurl the creatures out into space!) but they do sometimes head off in dangerous directions like a stretch of water that is beyond them to cross and drown. It is true that the leaders will sometimes come to a cliff and halt, but the relentless crowd behind them presses forward and sends the leaders over the edge.


Don't be a lemming. Know why you believe what you believe. If you have doubts about a literal six days of creation, I have a challenge for you! Come with me on a journey through the beginning of Genesis and let's look at the Bible language and the evidence that we can see for ourselves today and consider whether God was telling us the truth or a whimsical parable when He claimed when and how He created the Universe. My next series is going to go verse by verse through the creation story in Genesis and bring in the observations of modern scientists and consider whether Darwin can or should be shoe-horned in somewhere.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Memorial Day Salute and/or Handshake


General Henry Lee, from my mother's side of the family, fought under this flag to help form this country and defend it from tyranny. We've added a few stars to go with the stripes but one thing is certain: Freedom is not free, it is a precious thing that must be fought for from within and from without. I am glad to say that my family tree includes soldiers from every war era and my son Robert recently ended five years of service as a Sergeant and has now returned home to become a history teacher. Most in our family who served stayed one term of service during wartime and then came back home to begin a civilian life and start a family. But if you served for three years or thirty, you have known and understood the concept of being ready to fight and die for the nation you serve.

When America was being formed, Benjamin Franklin made a woodcutting (1754) using a snake motif. The irony of this is that Franklin himself had once suggested that, since England liked to send prisoners over to America, perhaps we should send rattlesnakes back to them. But soon a rattlesnake became emblematic of the colonies as they began to consider uniting and forming a nation:

This woodcutting fits in nicely with the famous Gadsden Flag:



In 1775, Franklin said of the rattlesnake as being emblematic of our nation:

I recollected that her eye excelled in brightness, that of any other animal, and that she has no eye-lids—She may therefore be esteemed an emblem of vigilance.—She never begins an attack, nor, when once engaged, ever surrenders: She is therefore an emblem of magnanimity and true courage.—As if anxious to prevent all pretensions of quarreling with her, the weapons with which nature has furnished her, she conceals in the roof of her mouth, so that, to those who are unacquainted with her, she appears to be a most defenseless animal; and even when those weapons are shewn and extended for her defense, they appear weak and contemptible; but their wounds however small, are decisive and fatal:—Conscious of this, she never wounds till she has generously given notice, even to her enemy, and cautioned him against the danger of treading on her.—Was I wrong, Sir, in thinking this a strong picture of the temper and conduct of America?

A personal shout-out to all who served with me in Cobra Company (you know who you are)! Many of America's best have given time and effort and blood and sweat and tears and even their lives so that we could live free. Thanks to all of you who have served your nation. Officers, I salute you. Sergeants, I realize you work for a living and desire no salute. Fellow veterans, I applaud and thank you. Let us be vigilant, looking both ahead and behind, ready to defend the Constitution of the United States and our families from all enemies!

Mensa Barbie reminded me of this:

AlexisDeTocqueville.... "Democracy and socialism have nothing in common but one word, equality. But notice the difference: while democracy seeks equality in liberty, socialism seeks equality in restraint and servitude."


Friday, May 22, 2009

Tell your congressman Waxman is Malarky!!!!!


Tell your congressman that if they vote for Waxman - Ma(la)rky that you will not vote for them. Period!

Waxman-Markey cap-and-trade bill stuffed full of unpleasant surprises

By: Examiner Editorial
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05/22/09 4:39 AM EDT

Congress is considering the Waxman-Markey cap-and-trade legislation and guess what? It’s stuffed full of unpleasant surprises for the unwary. But thank goodness for the eagle-eyed folks at the American Energy Alliance, who spotted this little gem on page 781 of the mammoth 946-page bill:
“Title IV, Subtitle B, Part 2, Section 426, of the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 states: ‘An eligible worker (specifically, workers who lose their jobs as a result of this measure) may receive a climate change adjustment allowance under this subsection for a period of not longer than 156 weeks…80 percent of the monthly premium of any health insurance coverage…up to a maximum payment of $1,500 in relocation allowance…and job search expenses not exceed[ing] $1,500.’”

If cap-and-trade is an energy and global warming bill, why is a three-year package of unemployment benefits, job training and relocation expenses buried deep within its fine print? And why is a federally subsidized “job bank” needed if laid-off workers would quickly be rehired for higher-paying “green” jobs? The fact that generous unemployment benefits are buried in the bill means that “green jobs are bunk,” the conservative Heritage Foundation’s Ben Lieberman told The Examiner.
A Heritage analysis also found that Waxman-Markey is the largest, most intrusive energy tax increase in American history. It would reduce the nation’s GDP by $7.4 trillion, raise electricity rates 90 percent and gasoline prices 74 percent. Apparently, the authors of this legislation were unaware that a recent poll found six out of 10 Americans oppose energy policies that raise their electricity bill by even one cent, much less practically double it. And the final kicker is that the bill’s effect on greenhouse gases emissions would be just barely measurable.
It stands to reason that forcing companies and individuals to switch from using relatively cheap, abundant energy sources like oil, coal and natural gas to more expensive “alternative” sources will be a huge drag on the nation’s economy, especially during a deep recession. There’s no getting around it: Higher energy costs will inevitably lead to higher consumer prices and fewer jobs. And any new “green” jobs created will likely be lower-paid manual labor and service jobs, not higher-paid manufacturing positions. Any way you look at it, throwing millions of Americans out of work is an unacceptably high price to pay for a paltry two-tenths of a degree difference in temperature by the end of the century.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Interview with Chance, the Evolution Fairy!!!

My comments in normal color.

My guest, the Evolution Fairy, in blue.

Interview with Chance, the Evolution Fairy


This is a real treat for me, thanks for taking the time to talk with Radaractive today!


Not a problem, if there is one thing I have, it is TIME! In fact, that is pretty much all I do have. So you are very welcome.


You know, you are the fairy or mythical concept or myth or however you would put it? Anyway, you are probably the very last one that I believed in...


Mythical concept? Hmmm. You talked to my publicist in advance? Mythological Concept is the official term. (scratches mythical and or mythological head)


Well, you have a lot of pseudonyms, so not sure what you prefer?


You can call me Chance, that is what my friends call me. But there are plenty of names I don't mind...


Chance? Great, just call me Radar. (shaking of hands) So these other names, what are a few of them you like?


Oh, "and then" or "by some means" or "in some manner" are all just fine. "Somehow" is another one I like. Years ago Happenstance was a name I liked but these days it sounds outdated, like being named Fauntleroy maybe?I get called Random Mutation all the time, but the mutations I know who are still alive are some pretty creepy characters and I would rather not be associated with them. The Evolution Fairy is a good one, actually, Toothy ought to like that.


Yeah, okay, Chance The Evolution Fairy it is!


Accident or accidental is another name I have come to accept. There is a hint of disaster or damage in verbiage like that. Nevertheless it works for me.


So, plenty of different names and euphemisms for you and most of them are fine with you?


Yes, but it irks me when I get ignored and they say something like "adapted" as if I didn't have anything to do with it...


Really? You must hate watching the National Geographic channel, then?


Too true. Adapted, adapted, adapted is all you hear from some of these narrators. You would think I didn't even exist and I am far and away the most important part of the story! Adapted is meaningless without me, right?


How so?


Well, think about it. Is there any means to explain the evolution of life without me? Is there any demonstrable means that can be tested or observed? NO! You either bring me in or the story is dead in the water, especially the beginning of life...


(Chuckling) Hey, you have a sense of humor! Dead in the water, I like that!


You like that? (smiles) Hey, you want to bring about an entire Universe from nothing? You need me. Life from non-life, complex from simple, information from no apparent source...Chance is the hero. Mix with immeasurable ages and stir and then, POOF! You got your Universe, your life, your DNA, your bacterial flagellum, name it! They really need me so I wish they would remember to specifically name me when they tell the stories. I am the all-important ingredient to explain pretty much any Atheist fairy tale you can think of, right?


As I was going to tell you, you were my last mythical, er, mythological concept to remain viable in my mind, so you are a special guest from my point of view.


Good, good. I think?


Yeah, well a big bunny hopping around leaving eggs and candy just didn't cut it in my mind, even when I was a little kid. I was thinking, yeah, that sounds like a story to me! Same thing with the Tooth Fairy. For one thing, if the Easter Bunny or some Fairy crept into the house my dog would have barked up a storm, man! I had a German Shepard when I was a little kid. Busy would bite anyone trying to sneak into my room for sure.


How old were you when you showed Tooth and Grabbit the mental door?


I don't know if I ever believed in either of them. But as a small child I figured that if I played along with the parents, they would keep giving me chocolate bunnies and half dollars under my pillow. No way I was ruining that deal!


Pretty smart kid, you were.


I had my moments. Grabbit?


Easter Bunny. He hates that name! I call him Grabbit because his character is all about kids going on egg hunts and trying to be the first to grab the eggs, so I call him Grabbit instead of Rabbit. I call those two Grabbit and the Money Honey!


The Money Honey is the Tooth Fairy?


Oh, man, Toothy is one hot looking fairy! Makes me wish I wasn't MYTHICAL, you know what I mean? Seriously fine fairy...she giggles when I call her that, too, and that makes Bunny Boy even madder.


So he has a Hare Trigger?


Are you married, Radar?


To the best wife North of the South Pole!


Your wife must have a sense of humor...or vast patience with bad puns.


She thinks I am funny. Poor kid. Yeah, I didn't buy the Santa Claus thing, either.


Santa Claus has a great marketing team. Just about any American child seven years old or younger wishes they had him on speed dial. He is big business. I think you understand that I have more real power and I appreciate that, but no one else gets the press Santa gets. He makes all these movie appearances, television specials and so on. If there is one big plastic light-up Santa in the world, there are a million! Surprises me that he didn't have you on his side at least until first grade.


Nope. It didn't make sense. When I was four years old, we didn't even have a fireplace so how the heck did some fat guy with a big bag of stuff get in the house? So the early forensic scientist/detective in me came out and I did an experiment...


This ought to be good...


I waited until long after I had gone to bed on Christmas Eve, trying to stay awake. Sure enough, I heard faint noises and I snuck out of my room. There were voices in the kitchen. I snuck a peek. My Dad was wearing a Santa hat and eating a cookie and my Mom was putting a ribbon on a toy trombone that hadn't been under the tree when I went to bed. Man, I snuck back to bed and I had such a funny feeling.


Sorrow, disappointment...anger?


Naw, I just thought it was so CUTE that my parents were pretending there was a Santa Claus to make it more fun for me. I mean, it didn't, I just liked the presents and the food and visiting relatives but I just loved them for it anyway...thought it was silly though. I was either four or five then, not sure which. My parents divorced before I started second grade so there weren't many full family Christmases to remember.


So did you tell them you knew?


And cut down on the "from Santa" presents?! But I did wake them up in the morning by making all sorts of horrible noises on that toy trombone. I kept my secret until I was in second grade and I got in trouble because I told the next door neighbor there was no Santa Claus...no, in fact what happened is that the kid, his name was Bennie, he asked me if I believed in Santa and I said no. Then he went home crying like a baby and told his mom, who was kind of a Doberman with lipstick when she was sober and worse when drunk. I think his mother wanted to spank me and then hang me but my Mom stepped up and kept me out of trouble. Trouble is, Bennie's mom was supposed to babysit me between the time I came home from school and my Mom got home from work so I became a latchkey kid at a young age...just because I didn't believe in Santa and didn't want to lie about it. My poor Mom, newly divorced, single parent, and her babysitter wanted to have her only son put in jail for the sake of Santa Claus!


This post is entitled Evolution Fairy interviews Radar? Right?


Good point. So, forgive me, tell me about your early years first.


Ah, the early years! Did you know that I am older than Santa or Toothy or even Grabbit Rabbit? I was among the very first alternatives to God considered by mankind! You had to have a Christmas before you had a Santa, you needed Easter for an Easter Bunny and it took awhile before pillows became popular so Toothy came along later, too. But I was discussed by Chinese mystics and Greek intellectuals long before those other guys came along.


Okay, I suppose I can see that. Some people worshipped the Sun or a bull or a snake but some with more imagination considered more abstract concepts like you...


Thank you very much for noticing that I am a high-end abstract concept and not some simple leftover from a fertility ceremony like Grabbit. Nor am I a 20th Century refugee from a Universal Studios monster movie or Project Blue Book. I am one of the first of my kind and I have way more staying power than the rest. People always give up on Santa but millions keep me on their mantle until the very end.


In my case, it was a question of the Loch Ness Monster or you, which one would be the last to go? In fact, later on I had to re-think Nessie as simply a leftover dinosaur.


Nessie? He's not even in the union! Sasquatch and Champ and Nessie and all of those guys belong to the FOB - Fraternal Order of Beowulf. You can't be in the MCU - Mythological Concepts Union - if you are now or ever were actually in existence. Santa got a pass there because he is so far from the actual guy he is based on they declared him a true myth. Beowulfers are real or used to be real, anyway. We are two very, very different organizations!


You know some, uh, guys, from the FOB?


Well, you see that is a problem. I cannot comment on that.


WHAT? Why in the world not? (raised eyebrows followed by wrinkled brow and hands outstretched questioning. I was truly surprised here)


You see, let's just pretend that Sasquatch, just for arguments sake, that there really are a few of them hanging out deep in the woods trying to avoid humans, right?


Okay. For arguments sake...


Good. So, you see, they have a lot of publicity as mystery creatures, things that might or might not be...if they did exist and, remember, being hypothetical here...


It's a given...


Correct. So if somebody actually captured a living Sasquatch or one that had just died and was intact, what happens?


It's big, big news!


Oh sure, for a little while. But then Sasquatch would just become another animal that is very rare and pretty soon no one would talk about them anymore. Think about it. How often do you talk about Coelecanths at the dinner table? Rare animals are somewhat interesting, extinct animals somewhat interesting, but mysterious unknowns have real power. So IF there are any pleisiosaurs living in any lakes, seas or oceans anywhere I frankly cannot discuss them.


So where does the Beowulf name come from?


You think all these liberal English Literature teachers would be assigning Beowulf as required reading if they knew it was an actual account of men dealing with a dinosaur problem? Heck no, they would bury that thing as deep as they could! But if it is about a mythological beast (real or not in actuality) then it becomes a favorite toy.


So you aren't saying that the Loch Ness Monster is real, but if he was he would just be a dinosaur?


Technically speaking, Radar, you should know quite well that seagoing beasts like pleisiosaurs and pliosaurs are not dinosaurs according to their Paleontological classification and neither are pterodactyls.


My bad. But you are saying that Nessie either is or was real?


So you say. I cannot comment.


Aren't you concerned for yourself, then? If we capture a big supposedly prehistoric sea creature from Lake Champlain and prove their existence, it is bad news for them. Once science is satisfied that you are just too far fetched to believe, conversely, that is the end for you as well, yes?


I'm not worried.


But I am right, though. I mean, Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny, everyone eventually realizes they are fake but people like to teach little kids to believe in them so they are going to have a long shelf life. But you? You aren't a warm and fuzzy story for little kids so if they ever find out you are a fake, it isn't going to be pretty...I would think the world would turn on you hard?!


Not happening! I have more juice than anybody else in the MCU. I never worry about that at all.


You should be! The whole Hutton/Lyell long geographical ages hypothesis is falling completely apart. Every rock layer on earth other than the lowest bedrock has been shown to be the result of catastrophes and the fossil record is all about sudden burial associated with massive water events. In other words, the Noahic Flood is going to become accepted again within the next one hundred years.


That will not matter to me.


But study of the Sun has shown that it would have certainly made the planet uninhabitable even one billion years ago and probably that is a conservative estimate. Those long ages for life to develop on Earth are going away. You absolutely must have untold millions and billions of years within which to work.


You never heard of "hopeful monsters?" Punctuated equilibrium? The people who are determined to believe in me will continue to find ways to do it in the face of literal mountains of evidence to the contrary. Just take a good look at the scientific community today. Read your own blog! You nailed it in one of your earliest posts.


You read my blog?


I read all of my press clippings. Directly or indirectly you have been writing about me for years now. I agree with you in this, that world view trumps all else. Atheists, naturalistic materialists as you like to call them, they need to believe in something. EVERYBODY believes in something. No one is without a religion, they come with different labels on the outside and differing contents on the inside the box but the box itself is worldview and we all have one.


I am not just on the periphery, I am an intrinsic part of the worldview of those who prefer not to believe in God, or at least the actual Creator God. There will always be people who hate God no matter what. Sure, there are millions on the fence who may decide to become (sighs) Christians at some point and most of them will abandon me. It is funny that some of them keep in touch with me even after they get saved, isn't it?


Funny is not the word I would use. Sad. Puzzling. Illogical. It is certain to me that you cannot fully believe in the God of the Bible and the concept of evolution by common descent from one original organism via natural selection through mutation by chance over time. Arrgh! That is a mouthful. Neo-Darwinism.


Chance! You had to mention me when you said all that!


Yes, you have to be there for their explanation of the beginning of the Universe and the cause of information and abiogenisis and on and on ad nauseum.


So it shall be. Long after they get tired of Santa and forget Grabbit I will still be on their lips and on the pages of their grant applications and in between the covers of their textbooks. I am ubiquitous! I don't really think your blog makes much of a dent in my following, actually. It is one reason I agreed to be interviewed.


Wait, you agreed to this interview because you don't think my blog will make any difference?


As long as God is paying the light bills on existence, I am going to be around. I am a concept, after all, so I have no consequences to fear, do I? When the Creator God pulls the plug on everything, I will disappear and then I get to find out what oblivion feels like. But no Hell for me. I have nothing to lose, so I am going to enjoy the ride.


You are telling me you believe in God?


Well, duh! He made men, men can think abstractly, and therefore I could exist. If God had been happy with a world of little fishies and birdies there would be no me. He allowed for my existence and I have no problem admitting it. Why not? Heck, I bet Moses could come back from the dead and show Richard Dawkins that cool staff of his and Dawkins would just cling to me that much tighter. You see, the fact that men like to worship themselves and their ability to cook up cool and complicated hypotheses about origins without resorting to God brings me into play.


There are many, many people who refuse to believe in God because God is too simple. They lump Him in with Santa Claus as being mythological and then they resort to me because I seem to be part of something so elegant and brilliant that they are proud of themselves for believing it. There are plenty of people who think they are using their minds to discover facts about the nature of all things but in truth they are just building temples to their own intellect. Trust me, those temples don't get built in a day and they do not get taken down easily, but if they fall they fall fast and they fall hard!


Chance, I had a pretty big one myself.


Came down in one moment, didn't it?


Yes it did. There was, and in fact there still is, a lot of rubble to clear away. But once Jesus came in that temple I had built to myself came down like Samson himself was pushing away the pillars!


Jesus Christ is very good at that. But He made me, too, so I cannot be mad at Him even if we find ourselves on opposite sides in the big war. Satan has co-opted me and interjected himself into science with me as part of his weaponry. Talk about marketing, by the way, the whole cartoon character with the horns and tail and pitchfork! I mean, Satan has made himself into Porky Pig with a big eating utensil in the eyes of the world. They are more likely to believe in ET than consider Satan a real being!


Like I said, I am going to have my followers and no matter how much evidence you post on this blog, the average guy who posts arguments on this blog has already superglued me onto his worldview. You just aren't adequate with all the facts and articles and arguments you can muster, not to take down a big humanistic temple all by yourself.



Chance, I suppose that is true, but I keep hoping for the one reader now and then who will think about the whole concept and look into everything with an open mind and heart. I hope and pray for the few who might come to know Christ because someone showed them there was an alternative to billions of years of hopeless and meaningless death and struggle for no purpose and with no plan.


(big smile) Well, like I always say, THERE'S ALWAYS A CHANCE!


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Chance the Evolution Fairy appeared on this blog courtesy of the Mythological Concepts Union. All rights reserved. Thanks to the Fraternal Order of Beowulf in the most hypothetical possible way, naturally. Both organizations have a strict no picture/no autograph policy so please, no requests for autographed photos, thanks in advance. Chance can be reached at:

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Thursday, May 14, 2009

Angel tells the truth

Israel: The Truth

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Apparently, Benjamin Netanyahu gave an interview and was asked
about Israel ’s occupation of Arab lands — his response was:
“It’s our land.”

The reporter (CNN) was stunned — read below:
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“Crash Course on the Arab Israeli Conflict.”

Here are overlooked facts in the current Middle East situation.
These were compiled by a Christian university professor.

BRIEF FACTS ON THE ISRAELI CONFLICT TODAY.

( It takes just 1.5 minutes to read!!!! )

1. Nationhood and Jerusalem .. Israel became a nation in 1312
B. C. E. Two thousand years before the rise of Islam.

2. Arab refugees in Israel began identifying themselves as part
of a Palestinian people in 1967, two decades after the establishment
of the modern State of Israel .

3. Since the Jewish conquest in 1272 B. C. E., the Jews have had dominion
over the land for one thousand years with a continuous presence in the land
for the past 3,300 years.

4. The only Arab dominion since the conquest in 635 C. E. lasted no
more than 22 years.

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5. For over 3,300 years, Jerusalem has been the Jewish capital.
Jerusalem has never been the capital of any Arab or Muslim entity.
Even when the Jordanians occupied Jerusalem , they never sought to
make it their capital, and Arab leaders did not come to visit.

6. Jerusalem is mentioned over 700 times in Tanach, the Jewish
Holy Scriptures. Jerusalem is not mentioned once in the Koran.

7. King David founded the city of Jerusalem . Mohammed never
came to Jerusalem ..

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8. Jews pray facing Jerusalem .. Muslims pray with their backs
toward Jerusalem ..

9. Arab and Jewish Refugees: In 1948 the Arab refugees were encouraged
to leave Israel by Arab leaders promising to purge the land of Jews ..
Sixty-eight percent left without ever seeing an Israeli soldier.

10 The Jewish refugees were forced to flee from Arab lands due to
Arab brutality, persecution and pogroms.

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11. The number of Arab refugees who left Israel in 1948 is estimated to
be around 630,000. The number of Jewish refugees from Arab lands is
estimated to be the same.

12. Arab refugees were INTENTIONALLY not absorbed or integrated
into the Arab lands to which they fled, despite the vast Arab territory.
Out of the 100,000,000 refugees since World War II, theirs is the only
refugee group in the world that has never been absorbed or integrated
into their own peoples’ lands. Jewish refugees were completely absorbed
into Israel, a country no larger than the state of New Jersey .

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13. The Arab - Israeli Conflict: The Arabs are represented by eight
separate nations, not including the Palestinians. There is only one Jewish
nation. The Arab nations initiated all five wars and lost. Israel
defended itself each time and won.

14. The P.L.O.’s Charter still calls for the destruction of the State of Israel.
Israel has given the Palestinians most of the West Bank land,
autonomy under the Palestinian Authority, and has supplied them.

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15. Under Jordanian rule, Jewish holy sites were desecrated and the
Jews were denied access to places of worship. Under Israeli rule, all
Muslim and Christian sites have been preserved and made accessible
to people of all faiths.

16. The U.N. Record on Israel and the Arabs: of the 175 Security
Council resolutions passed before 1990, 97 were directed against Israel .
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17. Of the 690 General Assembly resolutions voted on before 1990,
429 were directed against Israel ..

18. The U.N was silent while 58 Jerusalem Synagogues were destroyed
by the Jordanians.

19. The U. N. Was silent while the Jordanians systematically desecrated
the ancient Jewish cemetery on the Mount of Olives.
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20. The U.N. was silent while the Jordanians enforced an apartheid-like
policy of preventing Jews from visiting the Temple Mount and the Western Wall
.

And there you have it :AGAIN.
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But hey, Keep it up, Leftards..Spread all the bold faced lies and propaganda you want. You’ll soon be pledging allegiance to All-ah — at the point of a gun.

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Woman Honor Thyself


Angel is a great blogger and a winner and finalist for Weblog awards the last two years. She also has a terrific sense of humor. I recommend checking out her blog. This one entry I have copied in that it fits in nicely with Debbie's post. We have enemies within and without. Israel has had to carry a sword along with a plow ever since it became a nation.

Friday, May 08, 2009

To Congress from People (guest author Debbie)



Quote from Senator Obama in a radio interview - 2001

“If you look at the victories and failures of the civil rights movement and its litigation strategy in the court, I think where it succeeded was to invest formal rights in previously dispossessed people, so that now I would have the right to vote. I would now be able to sit at the lunch counter and order as long as I could pay for it I’d be o.k. But, the Supreme Court never ventured into the issues of redistribution of wealth, and of more basic issues such as political and economic justice in society.


To that extent, as radical as I think people try to characterize the Warren Court, it wasn’t that radical. It didn’t break free from the essential constraints that were placed by the founding fathers in the Constitution, at least as its been interpreted and Warren Court interpreted in the same way, that generally the Constitution is a charter of negative liberties. Says what the states can’t do to you. Says what the Federal government can’t do to you, but doesn’t say what the Federal government or State government must do on your behalf, and that hasn’t shifted and one of the, I think, tragedies of the civil rights movement was, um, because the civil rights movement became so court focused I think there was a tendency to lose track of the political and community organizing and activities on the ground that are able to put together the actual coalition of powers through which you bring about redistributive change. In some ways we still suffer from that.”


Dear Honorable Member of Congress,


This quote sums up what the Obama administration sees as its mandate. Every day I am alerted by this or that bill going through Congress or by the appointment of another bad cabinet post or judge. I could clog up your e-mail or your phone or fax. And I know you could not take the time to respond to each issue I could raise.

I know you chose to run for the Senate because you want our country to prosper; you believe in this country and its Constitution. It is our Constitution that stands between the citizens and an oppressive government. The above quote from then Senator and now President Obama frightens me to the core. I don’t want the government to do anything more for me than keep me safe from criminals and terrorists. What does the President mean when he says “break free from the essential constraints that were placed by the founding fathers in the constitution”?


Here are my bullet point core issues:


The family is the foundation for civilization and society. Marriage between a man and a woman is essential for producing, providing for, and the protection of children.


I believe in the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Life begins at conception is a scientific fact. A woman has a right to her own body and a new life has a right to his/her own body. A woman does not have a right to destroy her child’s body.


This nation was founded on Judeo-Christian principals of individual liberties. The individual is accountable before God for the thoughts and intents of the heart. Man can judge his/her actions. So-called hate crime laws are unconscionable.


Freedom comes from our Christian understanding of God. This is the basis of our Constitution.


Freedom is what made the United States of America the most prosperous country. Freedom allows for success or failure. Failure should be its own deterrent.


Capitalism works; Socialism does not.


Debt is bad. You can’t spend your way to prosperity.


Health care, housing, nourishment, and education are not rights bestowed on us by the government. Families and individuals are free to provide for themselves. The freer people are to succeed the more charitable they can become. If you take the profit out of providing health care, housing, food and education the poorer those life necessities will become.


There is nothing human beings can do to change the climate. The sun is responsible for global warming. We can clean up our messes but we will never control the weather. We should use our own natural resources.


Hard work and achievement should not be punished by “redistributive change”.


It is in our national interest to have a strong defense. We need to protect the boarders of our country.


Free trade benefits everyone.


Private industry produces. Government cannot provide any jobs that will build our economy.

This letter represents my family household, five of whom are registered voters. We represent millions of voters who are very upset about the direction this country is going. How can we expect to build while tearing down the foundation?


Please when you consider legislation remember the people who will carry the load.



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My wife, Debbie! Long may she run!