[quote=Grandtheftcow]Since I seem to fit into this category I’ll focus on this part the most.
What is your view of science? Do you see it as simply a philosophy, a necessary tool for the modern age, or perhaps you have a different viewpoint?
Science emcompasses so many different diciplines…let’s focus on physical life science…evolution is not a theory that is incongruent with faith in God, for example. Most people that want to argue this say, “Well you believe that God created everything in 6 days and I find that scientifically impossible.” Who says? What exactly is 6 days to God? At the beginning of time was a day 24 hours? We have no way of knowing or proving this at this time. A day could have been millions of years, Time is a man made concept. We define a day as 24 hours…but why? Because that is the approximate amount of time that it took for one revolution of our planet. Was this always so? Scientific data indicates that is was not always so. Science is not the enemy of Christianity nor is Christianity the enemy of science. We are not privy to the exact sequence that created our earth. Through the Bible we can believe that it was planned, but not the exact sequence. I am going to ask you to look at something a little differently than you have in the past. It is the Biblical account of the creation. Do you disagree with the sequence that is recorded in the bible?
1 In the beginning God created heaven, and earth. 2 And the earth was void and empty, and darkness was upon the face of the deep; and the spirit of God moved over the waters. 3 And God said: Be light made. And light was made. 4 And God saw the light that it was good; and he divided the light from the darkness. 5 And he called the light Day, and the darkness Night; and there was evening and morning one day.
Do you think that the sky and the earth had to be created before anything else? Do you think that before this there were periods of prolonged light or darkness? Possibly, this is saying that a mass formed and took up an orbit…would you agree?
6 And God said: Let there be a firmament made amidst the waters: and let it divide the waters from the waters. 7 And God made a firmament, and divided the waters that were under the firmament, from those that were above the firmament, and it was so. 8 And God called the firmament, Heaven; and the evening and morning were the second day. 9 God also said: Let the waters that are under the heaven, be gathered together into one place: and let the dry land appear. And it was so done. 10 And God called the dry land, Earth; and the gathering together of the waters, he called Seas. And God saw that it was good.
Do you not think that the atmosphere would come next? Then possibly the division of bodies of water and land? So far, even to an atheist the order would make sense wouldn’t it?
11 And he said: Let the earth bring forth the green herb, and such as may seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after its kind, which may have seed in itself upon the earth. And it was so done. 12 And the earth brought forth the green herb, and such as yieldeth seed according to its kind, and the tree that beareth fruit, having seed each one according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. 13 And the evening and the morning were the third day. 14 And God said: Let there be lights made in the firmament of heaven, to divide the day and the night, and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days and years: 15 To shine in the firmament of heaven, and to give light upon the earth. And it was so done.
Ok, so after the land mass…then the orbit…then the atmosphere…then the emergence of bodies of water and land…next is vegetation…does this not make sense? Doesn’t it also make sense that once there was vegetation, there was a drying of the vapor and stars became visable at night?