7. Believe that nothing is 100% certain, except the theory of Darwinian evolution. Do not question it. Believe with all of your heart that there is credible scientific evidence for species-to-species transitional forms. When you make any argument, pat yourself on the back by concluding with "Man, are you busted!" That will make you feel good about yourself. --Ray ComfortThere's lots of things that are 100% certain. Death being one. I was born, I will live , then after a time, I'll die whether by accident or natural cause. That is 100% certain.
One thing that's not 100% certain is evolution. It's the best explaination we have right now, but it's not a 100% certainty. If a better theory came up, then science would abandon evolution in favor of the new theory. That's what science does. One thing that's certain is that creationism is not a better explaination. Just saying, "God dunnit!" is not a good explaination at all. It doesn't answer all the questions. Instead it dismisses them all in one fell swoop.
I remember my dad telling me that foxes and dogs were related. He based this assumption on the number of things that dogs and foxes have in common. My dad is a creationist and would deny that foxes and dogs have a common ancestor. However he recognized the similarities and would say that dogs and foxes are closer realted to each other than either one is realated to cats. Cats share a few thing in common with both foxes and dogs, but foxes share more things in common with dogs. This is because foxes and dogs share a more recent common ancestor with each other than either does with the cat. Even my dad saw the evidence. He just refused to admit it.
As far as believing in evolution with all my heart, I don't. Biology is just not my strong subject. I can't debate anyone on evolution, because I just don't have the biology background to answer any challenges on it. There are some good websites though. Check this out. This too. It seems to me that Ray is pointing at me with one finger while three are pointing back at himself. He accuses atheists of believing in something with no proof, while he champions the same attitude towards God.
One thing I never understood is the connection creationists make between atheism and evolution. There are christian churches that do support accepted science. Episcopals and Catholics both support science education. I even know a few Baptists that dismiss creationism as pseudoscience despite that church's acceptance of creationism. It's obvious that you can be a christian and an evolutionist at the same time. The two are not mutually exclusive. If creationism is added to the requirements for salvation then it becomes legalism. That's something that Ray would not admit to.
Well, I'm going to close this post. I got to go pat myself on the back saying, "Man! Are you busted!" That always makes me feel good.