No ev­i­dence, no ar­gu­ment

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - EDITORIAL -

R.A. Jenk­ins, in his re­ply, an­swers none of my ob­jec­tions. If there was a flood 4,300 years ago, why is it the year 4715 in the Chi­nese cal­en­der? Or 6767 in the Yazidis cal­en­der?

They seem to have been fine dur­ing the flood.

He fails to ex­plain evo­lu­tion of colour, cul­ture and lan­guage. He ig­nores the rad­i­cal speed of evo­lu­tion re­quired for the “kinds” the­ory of Noah’s arc to be pos­si­ble. He ig­nores sci­ence.

He men­tions a the­o­ret­i­cal physi­cist as an ex­pert on evo­lu­tion. He dis­counts dis­ease, star­va­tion, war and ev­ery other pop­u­la­tion-de­plet­ing fac­tor to get to his 7 bil­lion num­ber. He doesn’t un­der­stand sci­ence or math.

Yah­weh, or God, was orig­i­nally part of the an­cient Caananite pan­theon. The Is­raeli peo­ple wor­shiped him over the other gods in the pan­theon. That is why the com­mand­ment is “no other gods be­fore me,” not “there are no other gods.”

There are hun­dreds of sci­en­tif­i­cally and morally wrong teach­ings in the Bi­ble. Slav­ery, in­cest, rape and geno­cide are all al­lowed.

The most im­por­tant thing to ask for is ev­i­dence.

Young earth cre­ation­ists have none.

I could fill sev­eral copies of The Guardian list­ing ev­i­dence and sources. You have none.

Doug Perry,

48 Road

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