Re: [OriginsTalk] Re: How spiral galaxies formed
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> From: VictorM
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> How great will be the triumph of the Word of God over science. Why would God want to make foolish the wise of this age?
> LA> Hmmmm... pardon the question, but are you claiming to be foolish yourself? Are you aware that a noted evolutionist has written the following;
> "Although we may recognize the frailties of
> Christian dogma and deplore the unconscionable
> persecution of thought which is one of the less
> appetizing aspects of medieval history, we must also
> observe that in one of those strange permutations of
> which history yields occasional rare examples, it is
> the Christian world which finally gave birth in a clear
> articulate fashion to the experimental method of
> science itself."
> "Many things undoubtedly went into the amalgam:
> Greek logic and philosophy, the experimental methods of
> craftsmen in the arts as opposed to the aristocratic
> thinker - all these things have been debated. But
> perhaps the most curious element of them all is the
> factor dwelt upon by Whitehead - THE SHEER ACT OF FAITH
> THAT THE UNIVERSE POSSESSED ORDER AND COULD BE
> INTERPRETED BY RATIONAL MINDS."
> "For Whitehead rightly observes, the philosophy of
> experimental science was not impressive. It began its
> discoveries and made use of its method in the faith,
> not the knowledge, that it was dealing with a rational
> universe controlled by a Creator who did not act upon
> whim nor interfere with the forces He has set in
> "The experimental method succeeded beyond men's
> wildest dreams but the faith that brought it into being
> owes something to the Christian concept of the nature
> of God. It is surely one of the curious paradoxes of
> history that science, which professionally has little
> to do with faith, owes its origin to an act of faith
> that the Universe can be rationally interpreted, and
> that science today is sustained by that assumption."
> (Darwin's Century, Dr. Loren Eiseley, 1959, p.62) (A.N.
> Whitehead, "Science and the Modern World, Mentor Book., 1948, pp 4-17)
Then the philosopher / theologian Aquinas and his disciple Dons Scotus came up with new ideas to fit their concept of a God who ABSOLUTELY could not CHANGE since He was not in time. Since God had a changeless BEING (based on Latin verbs turned into nouns), created things must also have a being (again a noun) that is changeless. It was upon the metaphysical notion that the essence (the noun being) of substance is changeless, that western science was founded. The Bible predicted science, that in the last days mockers will come obfuscating the age of the plural heavens and the twice inundated geology of our planet because they believe that all things remain the same. Scientists daily fulfill Peter's predictions because they have a first law, that all things remain the same.
Changing earth creationist promote accepting the WORDS of the Bible as they meant before the traditions of men distorted their meaning. When the creation account says He continues to speak to the land for it to continue to sprout vegetation, then we should not distort the Bible to make it fit the tradition of men that He spoke only once and instantly created things. When it says that the finishing of the plural heavens and earth are incomplete and that He continues to call the stars to come out and spread out, then we must not distort the text to fit the traditions of men, even though they were learned translators. This is especially true with regard to time, a tradition of the western system that is so powerful that it grips the minds of westerners like a vise. Some young earthers are prepared to say God lies, in order to protect their concept of time with which they think and measure. According to these, God created light already in place with images of exploding stars that did not happen to deceive people to thinking the universe is ancient when it is actually young, something the Bible never states, only the traditions of men state. The Bible says God cannot lie. He never deceives in word or action. Yet He has made a universe in which all who refuse to honor Him as Creator are deceived and will be proved to be fools.
Perhaps that is why He commands us to rather be fools than wise in this age. I am foolish enough to believe the Bible rather than to accept the blind faith of the scientists, that the properties of matter are fixed, not emerging continually.
LA> It also seems quite possible that in your own concept of "wisdom" you might have become as foolish as evolutionists and may be accepting the statements of atheists about time.
"Gradualism, the idea that all changes must be smooth, slow, and steady, was never read from th rrocks."
(S.J. Gould, atheist, evolutionist, 1978)
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