Where Science Meets Religion

I went to a Catholic school in my early years of school. Until 7th grade, actually. Then we moved and there were no good private schools around. I was never Baptized, Confirmed, anything. I was never a regular Church goer either, because my mom was a Catholic and my dad was a Methodist. I'm still not a regular church goer because of that.
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But...
God created the world in 7 days.
Man came after animals....but the dinosaurs were alive millions of years before people? Even if 7 days is a figure, where a day was no specific length, how can you explain how different races of people were created? If God started out with Adam, and made him a mate, wether they were white or black, how would African Americans get the skin color they have? Asians? There is no reasonable explanation. Even if Adam was black, and Eve was white, the rest of the world would be mixed, since we are all descendents of them. If they were both white, the rest of the world would be.

So, I'll never truly define my religion unless I can get a reasonable, belivable answer.

Help me?

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  • WHAT IS THIS? PARADISE LOST?? I'M AN ATHIEST. RELIGION MAKES NO KIND OF SENSE. IT'S JUST A SAFETY NET. I'M SICK OF TRYING TO HAVE USELESS DISCUSSIONS WITH PEOPLE OVER THINGS LIKE THIS. THEY GO NOWHERE. JUST BE. SERIOUSLY YOU'RE LIFE IS NOT PREDETERMINED. YOU HAVE FREE WILL. AND DON'T EVEN SAY THAT YOU DO HAVE FREE WILL, BUT IN THE END YOU'LL JUST DIE. THAT'S NOT PREDETERMINED. THAT'S JUST LIFE. GET OVER YOURSELVES AND MAKE SOMETHING OF YOURSELVES OR YOU'LL FOREVER BLAME GOD FOR WHATEVER HAPPENS IN YOUR LIFE. I DON'T CARE IF YOU HATE MY COMMENT. WELL ACTUALLY I DO. I WANT YOU TO GET MAD AT ME FOR SAYING THESE THINGS. BLAH BLAH BLAH. REALLY? DID I REALLY JUST RANT TO YOU GUYS?? WTFFFFFFFFF. I'M SO SLEEPYYY. AND BORED. THIS WEBSITE IS FUNNY. DON'T YOU JUST LOVE ALL THE CRAZY THINGS THAT MAY OR MAY NOT BE MADE UP? OH LAWDY.

    THE END.

    -C

  • The biblical answer is that all races can be broadly defined in 3 types: Caucasion, Negroid, Asian. After the population of earth was wiped out by the Flood, it was repopulated by Noah's 3 sons; each had families who eventually popluated different places on earth and evolved (microevolution, which is totally biblical) overtime by breeding with others with similar genes to display the range of races we have today.
    The Bible does NOT teach being black is a curse.
    The Bible teaches everyone is related so everyone is equal.
    The DNA between races is so similar. When you get down to it there really isn't much difference between us.
    Think of a poodle and a great dane. They are both dogs. And it's generally accepted by Evolutionists and Creationists that modern dogs evolved from a wolf-like dog. Selective breeding.

  • There are so many aspects to argue about its kinda useless to use this place to do it. But I understand your quandary. I had no religious influences in my life. My Mom was approached by folks while my older sister was on her death bed claiming that she'll never enter heaven until she is baptized. This p***** my mom so much and swore off religions who think they have claim to your life. So for all my formative years there was no religion in our family. Which was fine.

    We moved overseas to Malaysia. there is a mix of Islam, Hindu, Taoism, Christianity, Buddhism... I was exposed to so many cultures it was impossible for ONE to be right. So I came back to Canada with that view. I believe I am more than tolerant and I really enjoy learning about new cultures.

    So I am a witness all these religions, but to really believe in one of them... no.

    My parents did start going to church for awhile after they retired, but mostly because it was about finding a minister who challenged them with good ideas about morality. I think that was something else than worship though.

    Personally I believe in karma. I do good things spontainiously
    without thinking that I'll get something in return. Such as getting into a so called heaven. I believe science has opened our eyes so much I accept it is the most worthy cause to put our time and efforts towards.

  • well this is what i was always taught..
    the reason asians have eyes like they do is because they were all working in the sun and squinting, so over time their eyes just became that way.
    africans have darker skin because they live closer to the equator, and the sun made them darker over generations..

    adam and eve are not real people, they are metaphors used to explain creation.
    if that helps?

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