Now then…I want to state FROM THE START that I am a simple servant. The “theories” or “beliefs” that I am writing on reflect MY OWN understandings, and do not in any way reflect anyone elses…with that said….
A person in my online Parish asked me about Creationism-vs-Evolutionism…well, I have been privy to both sides of this argument…the big questions I see are “Do animals have souls?” and “Is what the Evolutionists say true?”….
As a man of “the cloth” my insight may be someone opinionated and a bit colored by my belief..(LOL!)
The question they posed to me was “Do you have any articles, sermons, or publications that can shed light on this subject?…Sadly (aside from the OBVIOUS choice, The Bible) NO….but I will say this:
Believe it or not, I have NO articles or sermons that will “patch” that hole in anyone’s faith…I DO recommend, however, you give ponder to THIS thought…and it should explain much in both theory, and faith…
Scientist can explain much…evolution, evolving, cells…etc….and according to them, EVERYTHING came from “nothing” (in a manner of speaking)…they throw up the Higgs-Bosun theory and expect to say “this is where it all started”..that somehow we all are a big accident…..(with me so far?)
Ok, so..according to them 2 particles collided and started a chain reaction called “The Big Bang”….now, I am not scientist..but give thought to this for a second: WHERE DID THOSE 2 PARTICLES COME FROM??
2 Atoms…firing…created MASS?? Created dirt, stone, minerals…and eventually life???
There was a vast empty nothingness and suddenly there are HUGE planets and stars spinning around???
This is where FAITH comes into play… faith that (if we suspend our Christianity for a second) a higher power EVOLVED them…CREATED them…the dirt, rocks, stars…so, who is to say that they are not PARTIALLY right?? In that whilst it all may HAVE come from these 2 particles…but CREATED by a DIVINE HAND…not “something just happened and it all began”…..
Now then, I wish to state firstly that I DO NOT CARE where we came from, how we started, or who banged into whom to START life..I am ONLY interested in where we are HEADING…
What happens AFTERWARD…..
They tout all this theory and plausibility, as if it defines a person and their soul…sorry, not buying it….a person is the result of WHAT THEY BELIEVE…not what scientists assume they are composed of…
Water: 35 liters.
Carbon: 20 kg.
Ammonia: 4 liter.
Lime: 1.5 kg.
Phosphorus: 800 g.
Salt: 250 g.
Saltpeter: 100 g.
Sulfur: 80 g.
Fluorine 7.5 g.
Iron 5 g.
Silicon 3 g.
and trace amounts of 15 other elements.
Those are the “building blocks” of what a human body is composed of….so…what “knits” those together??? What ANIMATES it?? Neuro-electrical charges?? Bio-Chemical reactions?? Sure…we could go with that…but the fact remains, they cannot explain (to my mind) sufficiently to show what IS the inside…the soul….what POWERS us. That part of our being that makes us US…AWARE.
They FAIL to answer that. They hold their science up and say “We are the new Gods”…and yet, they fail to think for a second: “Who GAVE me the power to reason, to logic, to THINK on a higher level?”
They CANNOT explain (to my mind) HOW we are…WHO we are..not simply what we are made of.
The fact you are actually READING, COMPREHENDING, THINKING…those things they have NO answer for.
Who does?? Only FAITH….a personal belief in something HIGHER than oneself…..think on this for a bit…
They can say whatever they wish….write as many dissertations on the subject…purport ANY theory they wish….it still will not, in the end, change what I BELIEVE as an INDIVIDUAL person…
This is just MY way of looking at it….<3