Funny/Annoying Misunderstanding Oct 23, 2011 12:03:53 GMT
Post by paleofreak on Oct 23, 2011 12:03:53 GMT
But in other instances, "day" was used in the Bible to describe a 24 hour period. Right? So, it says "day" and some believers, nowadays, forced by science, have decided that the Genesis days were allegorical or mean long periods.
But I agree with bowhead that one of the most annoying misunderstandings I have experienced as a christian is the belief that there are these two incompatible sects, the "creationists" and the "evolutionists", and that the "creationists' are all a bunch of anti-evolution, anti-science, and anti-old-earth kooks.
Creationists are of course anti-evolution (thus, anti-science). They make anti-evolution websites, books, pamphlets, documentaries, even museums. They fight fight evolution research and education.
They are not always old-earthers, there are other kinds of creationists. Muslim creationists are not old-earthers, for example.
I can't speak for everyone, but I have no problem with science or evolution
That's because you are a believer but not a creationist.
Likewise, why can't an "evolutionist" believe in an afterlife or the possibility that some sort of divine ("alien" if you wish) being or race had a hand in the creation of the universe?
What is an "evolutionist"? An evolution defender? An evolutionary biologist? Anyway, they can be believers. But they tend to be very advanced, flexible, undogmatic, believers. They usually don't pay much attention to what the Bible says about our origins.