I am a Lutheran. However, I do not beleive that God created everything mature, nor that it happened in 6 days. The evidence simply doesn't add up. Also, the Universe is 10-20 billion years old. I place all my trust in science, and will cease my faith in God or science if such can be proven.
I would like to point out that I never said God didn't create everything. I merely said I don't believe he created everything mature. I have had this discussion recently at my church, and we mentioned that there is no reason you cannot believe in evolution and Christianity at the same time. I instead believe that evolution was slightly guided by God (without a meteor hitting the dinosaurs, where would we be?) but still happened pretty much naturally. This is mainly because there is way too much evidence supporting evolution, for instance the Deinococcus radiodurans that was discovered after a tin of spoiled meat was exposed to a nuclear reactor. This bacteria was not present in the tin before it was exposed, and it is theorised that it was created by the rapidly multiplying cells in the tin of meat. It can currently survive 1,000x the radiation of a human being, and on the genetic level is more advanced than us. Also the overwhelming evidence found by Darwin in the Galapagos, where there are many similar species of birds with traits that help them survive better on their home island than some of their cousins. I await your rebuttal.
I actually believe in that myselft, but what i'm saying is that God didn't mearly guide elements & events to form life, he created these elements and events for that exact purpose. It says God created the earth in seven days right, my theory is that he created the events leading to our planet and the elements forming life which took him seven days to do and put them in motion on the seventh day.
I disagree with your statement for this reason. How can "and he rested on the seventh day," have any other interpretation than God resting, not creating everything? And secondly, how is this pertinent to the debate at hand?
Reasons for voting decision: Without anyone providing a definition of creationism, I am not sure whether Con is referring to YEC (Young Earth Creationism), or merely the idea that God created those elements from which everything else arose over billions of years. Who wins the args hings on this definition. So, without any definition, I cannot evaluate the round.
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