January 18, 2009

From Don A. Campbell:

Re: God and science not an easy mix for many (Dec. 15, 2008): If God created the universe then God created science. There can be no conflict between the creator and the creation.

The conflict comes from a lack of understanding of the roots of the book regarded as the word of God. It was written down after a long oral tradition and in languages long dead that didn’t have the words or concept to allow the story to be scientifically accurate.

On top of that it has been translated and re-transacted while the very words in the languages changed meaning.

Place the fault on theologians who claim that only they can understand the meaning of the universe and they will tell us little about it.

Recall that the majority modern western of religions have their roots in a very narrow medieval mind set that focuses not on the task of man to husband the Earth and be a good steward. Rather, they follow Augustine, who said man is to focus not on how the heavens go but how to go to heaven.

The question is who do we trust, the creator, or those shilling for a particular theology.

Think hard about Adam in Eden. There was no Bible then, just an imbued understanding of how to get the job done.

We still have that original command to see to. We can’t get the job done without knowing how. The solution to the problems in the world of nature are not found in the text of the Book but in the text of creation. The laws established there are not “natural,” if there is a creator they are the will of the creator manifested. Those who turn from them do to the peril of the world and the task the very Book they claim to follow sets before man as his first task.

Don A. Campbell
Writer at Large
ca mpb ell@ch esa peake.net


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