In the last episode I showed you how the first and second verses in Genesis are not only scientifically inaccurate but that they are so far removed from modern scientific thinking that anyone defending this position either does so out of ignorance or clever rationalization. I demonstrated that when interpreting Genesis within it’s proper historical context and within it’s original language, we get a pre-existing earth covered in water and God miraculously pulling forth dry land. This did two things. One, it showed God did not create something out of nothing and two, that this idea is patently absurd when it comes to modern scientific understanding. In this episode I will look at the second patently absurd notion contained within Genesis and prove once again the Genesis is not a scientifically accurate description of the origins of our world and that is the idea of a solid firmament surrounding earth. This is C-Webb’s Sunday School!
Creationist have an enormous uphill battle in trying to get their version of origins accepted by the scientific community. For starters, I have yet to see a single creationist put forth a prediction that could prove creationism. All I see is piggy backing on the work of real scientist, cherry picking data and misinterpreting the findings. And that is just the science part of creationism but what I find most interesting is the theological and scriptural aspect of creationism. If you listen to any creationism debate, the one thing you hear over and over again is that the Bible and specifically Genesis is scientifically accurate. What the Bible tells us is what science has undercovered over the course of human history. But, what if the scripture tells a different story? A story that directly contradicts scientific discovery? This is what we’re going to explore in this episode of C-Webb’s Sunday School!
I ask three atheist (including myself) and two theist what it would take to change their mind about God? I want to thank the wonderful individuals that were gracious enough with their time to send me audio clips.
The evolution of religion is a fascinating topic. From an atheistic perspective, we ask the question of how! How, through the process of natural selection, did religious belief arise? and we ask the question why! Why did religious belief arise? To most theist, these two questions may not be as important. They see the propensity of a god belief to be evidence of said god, depending on denomination of course. As you may already know, I don’t like the supernatural answer, so if the supernatural answer is out? What is the natural one? In this episode I will be looking at one possible answer to this question. This is C-Webb’s Sunday School!