When confronted with Creationist thinking, I am always amazed at the zeal with which the practioners jam square pegs into round holes -- a militantly strict Biblical interpretation of natural history. Why are Creationists so quick to give god so little credit? Evolutionism and the Big Bang theory offer ample evidence of powerful, undeniable forces at work, an endlessly emerging intelligence that exists whether we understand it or not. If god exists, and if god is all-knowing and all-powerful, what does it matter if the universe and everything in it was created 6000 years in a poof of divine magic, or if it evolved over millions of years. Why would time matter at all to god? It's not like he wears a watch. God is not threatened by Evolution. Creationists are.
Friday, December 19, 2003
Friday, December 12, 2003
This Yahoo news story reminds of a company I worked for many years ago. One Christmas, after years of never receiveing any kind of holiday cheer, my colleagues and I were surprised to find a $30 bonus in our pay envelopes. Not a lot, but it was a step in the right direction, and we were grateful. But the next week there was a note in our pay envelopes. It turns out that the bonus was only supposed to be $15, so the company deducted the $15 balance from our checks.
Sometimes all you can do is laugh.