Friday, June 13, 2008
Why Creationists are Wrong, as Explained to me by My Son
The other day, the ideas of creationists came up. We were talking about evolution and I told my son how there are some people who don't believe in it. I explained how there are some people that believe the the Bible is absolutely true instead, and they've added up all the generations in the bible and the time since those stories and believe that the 6,000 years or so it tallies to is the age of the earth. They don't believe in evolution and they believe that Man walked with dinosaurs...my son was beside himself.
He knows that Greek myths have been around for thousands of years. His point regarding Creationists and evolution was this,
"If Man walked with dinosaur, wouldn't there be some stories about it? That would be a pretty big deal if that were true. I mean, come on!! Think how those stories would be told in families--if you had a relative that killed a dinosaur you would talk about it, right?!"
Spot on, Son. Spot on.