Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Creation Musuem

I'm interested in what other's think about this new museum. Please read the article, so you know what I'm talking about. Also here is their website.

I understand that people will view it differently depending on the religious (or non-religious) background you come from. I am a Christian and have been all my life. I was raised in a very religious home, and now we are raising our son that way. My father-in-law is a pastor too. I'm tell you this, so you know where I'm coming from.

I love the idea of a Creation Museum. I have always been fascinated in the creationism vs. evolution debate. I remember speaking to my biology teacher in high school about this. We were taught evolution in school, but that goes against my beliefs that God created the earth and everything on it.

I actually would love to visit this museum, and Matt and I just might have to take a visit to it this summer. It's not too terribly far from where we live. It's probably a 3-4 hour drive. I think it would be interesting to see the displays they have there with the explanations as to why they think it was that way.

I guess I'm not really sure what else to say about this. For now I'd like to see where you stand. I don't want to get into arguments with people, and I will not judge you. I'm merely interested in other points of view. If you are a Christian, what do you think about this? Is it biblical? Would you go visit? Take your children to visit? If you are not a Christian, what do you think? Would you visit this? Do you belive in creationism or evolution or something else?


desperate housewife said...

I am not a die-hard either way, not have I educated myself enough to have a right to be so. But I do believe in God and believe there is something undeniably spiritual in the cycles of life, whether animal, plant, or human. It's hard for me to believe God did not have something to do with our existence- to me, grace is evident everywhere, even alongside unspeakable evils. However, I do not necessarily believe that every story in the Bible is literal and meant to be taken that way. I do not say this to discredit the Bible; this is just a personal opinion. So I don't necessarily DISBELIEVE evolution altogether just because I believe God created us. I think He could have used any method He chose to bring us and the world into existence- in the Bible, He spoke and it happened, day by day. Was each day a literal day? I wouldn't bet my life on it. But it's also hard for me not to be skeptical of carbon dating and other methods in which they examine one little bone, recreate an entire creature from it, and claim to be able to place it "millions and millions" of years ago.
Sorry about the book there. Long story short, I'm slightly skeptical of both sides, and I also believe in both sides. I think evidence of some evolutionary tendencies in humans and animals are undeniable, but I don't know that I believe in the concept of evolution to the extent that excludes God from the equation.

Devan said...

what she said.