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Posted By saintbenaiah

This is not a political blog, though I will sometimes venture into that area when the subject matter overlaps with Christian apologetics and Christian worldview issues.  This past week that seems to have occurred. 

Rick Perry was the target of a liberal snare.  A Mom--I don't know whether she was working alone or was with the group that was sent to heckle him--used her son to try and provoke Perry into saying something that would slow his momentum, or, ideally, completely derail his presidential campaign.  The mother, through her young son, asked Perry how old the earth was.  Perry answered that he did not know but that it was very old.  This was a political answer, but technically it was true.  None of us know exactly how old the earth is (though we have pretty good idea) and it is very old (6,000 years is pretty old to me).  But this did not satisfy the Mom because she was out to cause trouble for the governor. 

So she asked a second question about evolution.  Perry, by this time, obviously understood what was going on here, so he very deftly bent down to the level of the boy and told him that in Texas they taught both evolution and creation so that individuals could draw their own conclusions.  For this young child, this should have presented a pretty stark contrast between the two, Rick Perry and his Mom.  She was hiding behind her son, projecting her issue onto him, while Perry spoke on the young man's level inspiring him to be free to make up his own mind on the matter after examining all the evidence. 

Obviously, the mother saw her designs backfiring on her and she tried to take one last emotional shot:  "Ask him why he doesn't believe in science."  This probably made her feel good, or at least feel better, since her first attempts were thwarted, but it betrays her ignorance of the issues.  Perry, however, recognizing his victory and the futility of further discussion, strode away to greet the rest of the crowd.  

To the liberal "mind", evolution is science.  However, darwinian evolution does not even begin the to meet the rigid requirements of being observable, testable, and repeatable.  In fact, evolution requires that science be discarded.  In order to believe this humanistic evolutionary scenario, we must first believe that something came from nothing and then we must believe that well established laws of thermodynamics, laws by the way that are observable, testable, and repeatable are violated by order being introduced into a closed system. 

The purpose of this post is not to argue against evolution, however, it is to draw attention to the attitudes of many in our culture toward those who espouse a Christian worldview.  These are considered "unscientiic."  They are considered dangerous. In a similar manner, Michelle Bachmann, has been branded by the liberal Huffpost as "controversial" simply because she professes Christianity.  

While I do not share either Bachmann or Perry's particular theology, it is certainly sad that this country, founded on Judeao-Christian values, has now been so taken over by the left that politicians who espouse these ancient values are vilified by the public media.  We applaud Mr. Perry, not only for his deft handling of this situation but also in taking a public stand for the truth.

Eric L. Padgett

Posted By saintbenaiah

Recently it was discovered that some meteorites sometimes contain some of the chemicals found in living things.  Adenine was one such chemical, which is, of course, one of the base chemicals in DNA.  It is suggested that this shows that the basic building blocks for life could have been "delivered to earth" on an extraterrestrial transport system.  The reason this is so important to evolutionists is that they have been trying to create life on the earth from the ingredients necessary to it's formation only to be met with failure.  But not for lack of trying.  For at least 58 years scientists have tried to recreate the conditions that would cause life to spontaneously arise from non-living matter but have been gloriously unsuccessful.  If it cannot be accomplished on earth by the "intelligent" design of evolution scientists, then maybe it occurred by chance in the vacuum of space.  So it is hoped by evolutionists.

But the truth is life comes only from life.  This is attested to by countless experiments every day, all over the world.  These experiments are testable and repeatable, necessary ingredients for the formation of life in a theory.  But more importantly, this is what the Bible declares.  Life produces only "after its kind" (Gen. 1:11,12, 24,25).  Spontaneous generation has been proved false since 1859 (even before this by Redi in 1668), but evolution cannot occur without this happening so it is given a different name, "abiogenisis," and declared to be scientific.  Unless life can come from non-life, evolution is a failed explanation of the world.  Life does not come from non-life.  (It has never been observed and it can't be repeated if it did happen.)  Therefore, evolution has failed as an explanation of  the world.

Eric L. Padgett




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