Monday, 4 May 2009

A View From the Pulpit: Skepdic updates

young Earth creationists

Young Earth creationists (YEers) believe that Earth and everything living and non-living on the planet was created a few thousand years ago by the god featured in the mythology of the ancient Jews (Abraham's God or AG). The stories told in Genesis 1 and 2 (among other biblical stories) are taken by YEers to be the inerrant word of AG, which they understand to say that he created the planet and all species in unique acts less than 10,000 years ago. All current geological formations were brought about by a great flood that Noah and those on his ark survived. This view requires the YEers to deny many important scientific discoveries in geology, archaeology, physics, and biology. Furthermore, many YEers feel an obligation to oppose science itself as an evil. This is most apparent in the work of anti-evolution creationists who blame all the world's ills on the acceptance of evolution and who actively work toward the elimination of secular society.

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