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5.23.2005 | link |

yes, i've got opinions  

don’t be frightened. i generally choose not to use this blog as a platform for controversial topics. but i feel passionately enough to say something about this "intelligent design" madness. (i’ll then go back to my usual writing about birdies and whatnot.)

there was a time in my life that i believed humans were no different than plants (only smarter and with a more complex survival instinct). but i don't now. i now have a faith in god and jesus, i spend a lot of time learning about the bible, and i am comfortable with evolution and darwin and black holes.

some christians may say that by accepting certain scientific theories and evidence supporting evolution that i am rejecting biblical truths. or that i'm "picking and choosing" what to believe. and to them i would respond--how can one be so arrogant to think they can understand god’s plans or motives completely? how can we know that everything in the bible is meant to be received literally? and how can christians get up in arms over the genesis story that the universe was created in 7 literal days but not consider "do not forget this one thing, dear friends: with the lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day" (2nd peter 3:8)?

i believe that one can be an intelligent person and still believe in god. it took years of questioning and atheism to come to that belief. i also believe that god has intended it so that certain things, inconsistencies, mysteries, and well, black holes will always remain questions in people's heads. i believe that god wants my faith. and faith, by definition, does not rest on logical proof or material evidence.

so. you can see why i have a hard time fitting in.

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