When I learned Patrick Archibald published the “Theistic Evolutionist’s Creed” on his site, creativeminorityreport.com, I must admit I became jealous. For, I wish I had come up with this. This is brilliant!
Theistic evolution is something I wrote about in the past, with an article titled “6 Arguments Against Theistic Evolution.” What the witty Mr. Archibald does here is break down some of the beliefs and assumptions those who adhere to theistic evolution must hold to. When broken down in this way, I think this does a great job of exposing just how ridiculous (theistic) evolutionary theory remains.
And a theory is all we can call evolution. Since the scientific method requires observation, controlled testing, and the ability to repeat results, evolutionary theory fails on all accounts. We have no proof of its existence–none.
Those who believe in theistic evolution place God as the overseer of macroevolution, directing it along its path to bring about the formation of the human species and all other species besides. Rather than create the world in all its variety in an instant, theistic evolutionists maintain God used billions of years of death and mutation to bring about the world as we know it. But I don’t want to steal Mr. Archibald’s thunder.
Mr. Archibald’s “Theistic Evolutionist’s Creed”
I believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of a process that is seemingly incapable of producing man, or any complex life forms, without His constant intervention.
I believe God created not a perfect world, but a world full of death and decay for billions of years to act as His creative process. What could be more perfect?
I believe in a 100 yr old 7th grade textbook version of evolution, that is no longer believed by any of the leading evolutionary biologists, but is proven by ‘science’ or something.
He made and killed off thousands of intermediate forms including some soulless very human-like creatures even before the fall, if there was a fall, since death and decay already existed for billions of years.
He then made a pair of ensouled humans born into a family of soulless humanoids.
All men are descended from this pair of ensouled humans and we don’t know what God did with the almost genetically identical but soulless humanoids, I guess God killed them too.
I believe God did all these things and then told us about it in infallible scripture via some theological poetry, strangely written exclusively in narrative form, that tells a completely different story.
I believe that story was misunderstood as actual history by Jesus, the Fathers and Doctors for 1900 years. We only understand it now because some people who hate Christ helped us finally understand it better.
Please note: This post may evolve on its own.
Feel free to comment below. Are you seeing the light? Or do you contend the Church got it wrong, and the godless atheists enlightened all mankind as to the origin of the world?