The word THEORY is defined as a hypothesis assumed for the sake of argument or investigation b: an unproved assumption - SPECULATION - CONJECTURE. A HYPOTHESIS implies insufficient evidence to provide more than a tentative explanation."
Here is what non-Christians believe, and it is what is taught in public school systems:
The currently accepted explanation of the beginning of the universe proposes that the universe was once extremely compact, dense, and hot. Scientists believe that a cosmic explosion occurred about 10 billion to 20 billion years ago, and the universe has since been expanding and cooling.
The THEORY is based on the mathematical equations set forth by Albert Einstein in 1915. In 1922 a Russian physicist provided a set of solutions that have served as the framework for much of the current THEORETICAL work on the "big bang THEORY".
In 1929, another scientist provided some of the greatest supporting evidence for the THEORY with his discovery that the galaxies are moving farther away and moving away faster, showing that the universe is expanding uniformly. However, the universe's initial state was still unknown.
THE ORIGIN OF MAN
Scientists have ESTIMATED that humans branched off from their common ancestor with chimpanzees - the only other living hominins - about 5-7 million years ago.
It takes a LOT OF FAITH to believe that the universe was once a compact, dense and hot mass that exploded one day around twenty billion years ago. Somehow, the sun, moon, stars and earth appeared among other planets...perfectly aligned in the solar system. If the sun "landed" one degree closer to the earth, it would burn up. One degree further away, the earth would be an ice cube.
Once the earth was "in place", "life cells" evolved. These cells - "amoeba" defined by Medterms.com, as "a single-celled (protozoan) organism that constantly changes", somehow "constantly changed" into men and women!
Those amoeba originated in the sea. I inquired of Wikipedia again," What was the origin of the sea?" I assumed it somehow must have come from this gigantic explosion of condensed material twenty billion years ago!
They say, "There are various popular THEORIES (speculation) as to how the world's oceans were formed over the past 4.6 billion years. Some of the most likely contributing factors to the origin of the Earth's oceans are as follows:The cooling of the primordial Earth to the point where the outgassed volatile components were held in an atmosphere of sufficient pressure for the stabilization and retention of liquid water."
So, these one-celled creatures called amoebas somehow appeared 4.6 billion years ago when the oceans were created by "outgassed volatile components" stemming, no doubt, from the dense, hot mass that exploded some 15.4 million years earler.
From the oceans then, amoebas were "there".
From the amoeba came some sort of fish, which is one dna and different from the dna of fowl or of animals.
In other words, today's scientists cannot make a bird from the dna of a fish.
The fish evolved into "something that walked up on dry ground".
From the "something that walked up on dry ground", this fish dna evolved into ape-like creatures...of a different dna.
The "chimpanzee" then lost its tail (some of them, because there are still chimpanzees today), and those tail-less monkeys walked upright. They became "man"...complete with a brain (thinking system) and lung (breathing system) that evolved into those same scientists who are that brilliant today.
THIS I DO BELIEVE!
Let me now define RELIGION
RELIGION is "a cause, principle, or system of beliefs held to with ardor and faith."
A RELIGION is defined as ANY system of beliefs held to with ardor and faith, including Christian, Jewish, Islam, Catholics, atheists, agnostics, progressives...ANY system of beliefs.
I must conclude that scientists, Progressives, atheists and others who do not believe in God DO BELIEVE in this THEORY of Evolution. They believe in this as their cause, principle and system of beliefs.
Therefore, they, too...by FAITH in this THEORY, have a RELIGION.
This prompts me to ask Congress this question:
"Why is this RELIGION (under the banner of SCIENCE) allowed to teach their RELIGION in the public school systems?
The constitution clearly states this in the FIRST AMENDMENT:
"Congress shall make no law respecting an ESTABLISHMENT OF RELIGION, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances."
Therefore, I suggest that this article be sent to any and all congressional and senatorial leaders with the question, "Why are you allowing a RELIGION to be taught in the public schools, colleges and universities within the United States of America?"
As a Christian, I have a RELIGION. My "cause, principle, or system of beliefs held to with ardor and faith" is as follows:
1- A supreme being who calls Himself GOD, said He created the heavens and the earth in Genesis. He also claims that he created man, birds, fish, plant life, and animals.
2. God said, and I believe, "All flesh is not the same: Men have one kind of flesh, animals have another, birds another and fish another." 1 Corinthians 15:39.
3.God said, and I believe, that He created the universe, and He said it through the writer of the Book of Job...way back in the year 1520 B.C. - that's Before Christ...intended to demonstrate that the world recognizes that our calendar and history (His story) revolve around the birth and death of this one called Christ. Job 9:9 records, "God is the Maker of the Bear and Orion, the Pleiades and the constellations of the south." Man did not see the Bear, Orion and the Pleiades until the telescope was invented in 1611 A.D.
Did scientists not read the very old Book of Isaiah 4:22? If they did, Isaiah said, "It is He that sitteth upon the CIRCLE OF THE EARTH, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers; that stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain, and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in."
Columbus discovered that the earth was NOT flat in the year 1492. Isaiah penned that God sits upon the CIRCLE of the earth. Isaiah knew the earth was round!
A.D. means Anno Domini or "In the year of our Lord"....which is the time that Jesus was born...unless man has the year and name of someone else...another "Lord" whom they calculate time from.
4. God said, and I believe, that Dinosaurs did exist at the time of Job. All of Job 41 reveals what "Leviathan" is. "If you lay a hand on him, you will remember the struggle and never do it again! 9 Any hope of subduing him is false; the mere sight of him is overpowering. 10 No one is fierce enough to rouse him. Who then is able to stand against me? 11 Who has a claim against me that I must pay? 12 "I will not fail to speak of his limbs, his strength and his graceful form. 13 Who can strip off his outer coat? Who would approach him with a bridle? 14 Who dares open the doors of his mouth, ringed about with his fearsome teeth? 15 His back has rows of shields tightly sealed together; 16 each is so close to the next that no air can pass between. 17 They are joined fast to one another; they cling together and cannot be parted."
God has described one of the many dinosaurs that roamed the earth during the time Job was alive - 1520 B.C...and I believe it.
Mankind and beasts lived to be as old as 969 years BEFORE the great flood of Noah.
According to the genealogy of mankind - with records kept, "And all the days of Methuselah were nine hundred sixty and nine years: and he died."
After the flood, God said, and I believe (and the genealogy of the Bible stipulates) that "Man shall live for one hundred and twenty years."
One would then have to ask, "Why the huge difference in life spans before and after the great flood?"
After Noah's time, the great "firmament" spoken of in Genesis was removed by God. This great spanse of water between the earth and the sun protected man, and that is why he lived so long. After the great flood, this protection spoken of in Genesis was removed, and God told Noah..."Man will now live only one hundred and twenty years."
Should science be asking the question, "Why the huge difference in life years before the flood vs. after the flood?"
I dare say that they don't want to dig deep for they may discover the truth. We cannot climb Mount Ararat in Turkey to discover Noah's ark. Why is it so protected? Oh, I forgot...the ones protecting it say nothing is there! If nothing is there, why does nothing need protection?
The records take us from Methuselah to King David, who was also a real person...according to men who keep records, but who may not have believed in God.
King David - who was real according to records kept by Israel - said, "Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou had formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God." Psalm 90:2.
God said, after the flood of Noah's time (which mankind agrees happened), that man would live to be one hundred and twenty years...and they did.
After the time of David, men would live for seventy years. "The days of our years are threescore years and ten." Psalm 90:10. I wish to believe what King David wrote. It is part of my "belief system".
I say this: If my belief system (RELIGION) cannot be taught in public school systems, paid for by tax dollars, then NO RELIGION shall be taught in pubic schools paid for by tax dollars.
Those who aspire to THEORY need to either come out of the realm of make believe, or stop teaching it in public schools.
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John Tyler, Author of nine books.
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