丁蟹言論

六月二十三日【信報】《子午線》報導英美部分學校近年將萬物由上帝創造的創世論述(creationism)納入科學課程,促使全球科學界周三聯署抗議。基督教團體則認為,科學界發表聯署聲明,反映他們擔心進化論受到其他學說挑戰會站不住腳:

英國基督教團體『基督徒之聲』說:『這些傢伙不安到要發表聲明,這教我鼓舞。這顯示他們擔心,孩子集思廣益,明白到世界的複雜性不能透過進化過程解釋,而要考慮智能設計論〔intelligence design〕。他們指保護地需要明白達爾文理論,實在牽強。基督徒都關心環境及地球,因為這都是神所創造的。』

6 thoughts on “丁蟹言論

  1. The first half of what they said was obviously over the top. But the second half: “明白到世界的複雜性不能透過進化過程解釋,而要考慮智能設計論" is something that is lacking in the current curriculum. I think children needs to be told that Darwinism is not the only theory, and intelligent design is one of the probable options – one that deserves more serious attention. For myself, if I have enough faith to believe in Darwinism (that complicated things could happen by chance), that faith would outweigh my faith in God. Therefore I consider myself not having enough faith for Darwinism. I therefore believe in the existence of God. But believing in the existence of God does not mean you are a Christian. That’s a long story.

  2. I wonder if there’s a third faith other than God and Darwinism?I also believe in the existence of a creator (it may be known as God), but I’m definitely not a Christian.

  3. Believing in creationism and a God leaves you with limited choice. Monotheism only comprises Christianity (Catholics included), Judaism and Islam. The other extremem is to go for materialism, which essentially is Darwinism. But we still have to explain why is there something instead of nothing?Which one would you opt for? It is not an easy choice. There is much room for further discussion.

  4. mmm… yours is a difficult question. I’m still inclined to believe in creationism / an orgin of the world. There is something, be it a god, particle, chance, etc. that leads to the world or the space and form that we envisage today. But this belief doesn’t contradict to materialism, a more secular thought in defining my own relationship with the environment and with myself.What’s your choice?Talking about ‘nothing’, I’m reminded of a tale that I may share with you later.

  5. No, materialism directly contradicts with belief in a supernatural being. Materialism, by definition, means that there are only materials in this world. So, things like souls are non-existent.As mentioned before, we need an explanation as to why things exist and I think materialism fails to do that. Chance is not a very good explanation because it is ad hoc and I’ll have to have a greater faith in chance than God in order to believe chance produces all the things/rules/beauty/values in this world. As I said, there aren’t many choice if you choose to believe in creationism. As for me, I choose to believe in God.The question is, how do I relate to this God if he is really the creator of the world? What is my response to Him? If He loves me, how should I respond and live my life? This is a personal question. I don’t care how others respond. I don’t care how many hypocritical Christians there are in this world. I only want to know if this God is true and He loves me, how should I respond to Him?I have chosen to follow him as Lord and God.

  6. I’m not very sure about the polarisation of creationism and materialism. I just think that it may be something beyond man’s (or my) apprehension.

    Well said that it’s personal choice. After believing in God for quite some years, I now choose to believe that the ‘something’ that leads to the existence of this world may not have anything to do with human, let alone love.

    But I do respect your faith in God.

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