Today is a slow day in an otherwise busy month. It is about to get really crazy in my world. The posts will keep coming, don’t worry about that.
In lieu of the recent conversations that I have been having with a few of my readers, in the comment section of A Line of Demarcation, I am going to post a poem I did concerning Atheism and Evolution. –Apples and Oranges (of Peaches) Enjoy! [Also at the bottom of this post].
Also I will be doing more theological polemics in the future so get ready!
Before you read the poem I would like to retract one thing that I said in A Line of Demarcation and clarify others.
One, I retract that I was ever an Atheist. Sure, I may have rebuke and wounded many Christians for believing in a God and mocked an existence of God. I may have flaunted an arrogant intellectual swagger. And yes I might have even crushed my father to contemplative silence, who was the most intelligent and compassionate man I have ever known, with intellectual banter. But after what I have witnessed by reading Affable’s comments on what an Atheist truly is and that there is no way to define Atheism except by denying God’s existence with an unproven theory. The sheer magnitude of faith that it would take to believe in something so destitute and uncertain, I never had that level of faith. I simple used their rhetoric but in my heart I secretly hoped that I was wrong…and I am glad that I was wrong.
Two, I used the term Neanderthal as a broad brush to paint over all of prehistoric man and since I used a scientific term I should use the actual one. Neanderthals were not Homo-Sapiens but “Cousins”, meaning we (today’s humans) are not direct descendants.
Three, I still maintain that my original premise is correct. I will explain it further in future posts.
Four, my claim that evolution is progressing toward perfection may not have been correctly expressed, but that will also be discussed in another post.
I will address all of the questions brought up by Affable and Not A Scientist in the upcoming posts, and from there we well delve further into the Mysteries of Life. Again, these are all the questions that I have spent the last 25 years asking and these are the answers that have sustained me. I have scoured the earth for truth and I have placed every question and belief on the chopping block. I held no question so sacred that I didn’t not seek its answer out in earnest. This is where I stand today.
I still ask questions and I still seek answers. I have not subscribed to Christianity in idiocy or gullibility. I choose Christianity because it was the most logical choice and because it is the only philosophy that offers hope for mankind. Can I be wrong? It is possible, but I will die with Hope in my heart and the name of Jesus on my lips. Because when you hold the Myth (unproven theory) of Evolution against the Myth (a theology disavowed without credible proof) of Christianity there is no comparison, Christianity is by far the better choice. What will you choose?
Enjoy the Poem!
“We all live in a box; an organic sphere of containment, governed by unseen magistrates…from whence came the box?” Chadwick Alexander Stephens III (CAS III)
Apples and Oranges (of Peaches)
A conundrum, a riddle most unnerving
To consider intelligent disturbing
Of controversial matter(s) forming
An illogical opinion
In conversations not baited
All matter(s) anatomically stated
Correlations of information encased,
In invisible spheres but not of thinking.
Though dissecting the angles (to the nth degree)
Resolved to mitigate the propitiation of thee and me
And defend an ardent and profane theory,
Bare a burden that is unforgiving
Here is the simple complexity of that circular thought
You need must disengage the box
Or concede forever there to rot
Having never answered the initial question