Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

This blog will be written from an orthodox Christian point of view. There may be some topic that is out of bounds, but at present I don't know what it will be. Politics is a part of life. Theology and philosophy are disciplines that we all participate in even if we don't think so. The Bible has a lot to say about economics. How about self defense? Is war ethical? Think of all the things that someone tells you we should not touch and let's give it a try. Everything that is a part of life should be an expression of worship.

Keep it courteous and be kind to those less blessed than you, but by all means don't worry about agreeing. We learn more when we get backed into a corner.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Opus 2016-145: Evolutionary Tangent

Evolution by chance?  Really?  I took this tangent because I just finished dropping my wife off at the airport.  I arrived at my breakfast spot and began my worship with meditation on the Lord’s Supper.  One of the first things that comes to my mind is the safe trip I just had.  Today I had a moment of awe that my old clunker had made it again.  Think of how many moving parts your car has.  How many have to fail for the car to fail?  Think of the times your car has just stopped.  A broken timing belt will do it.  Once a loose wire to a coil did it.  A crazy driver on his phone could do it to you.

It doesn’t take much to stop a simple machine like a car.  You say a car is not simple?  It is when you compare it to the human body that some claim is the product of evolution.  It doesn’t take much to mess up the whole process.  Have you ever tried to install software and missed one step?  Have you ever tried to send an e-mail and get one letter wrong?  Now look at a string of DNA.  It makes your password look like a kindergarten project.

Evolution is a theory that had logic behind it.  When I was a kid it made sense.  Of course when I was a kid I thought that Roy Rogers could actually shoot his revolver from a running horse and hit something.  Darwinian evolution through natural selection is an attempt to explain the questions of “Where did we come from?” and the bigger question of “What is the purpose of life?”  Since the reality is much more complicated than Darwin could imagine his theory is full of holes and flaws.  It is just a theory and real science will look at new knowledge about the complexity of life and say, “Back to the drawing board.”

Might I suggest,
(Genesis 1:1 KJV)  In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
Take it from there.  That is a starting point but if you don’t start at the right point you never get anywhere.

homo unius libri

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