Joined: Mar. 2007
Here's a good one, from the Oct 4 2007 edition of the Manhattan (KS) Mercury.
|To the Editor:|
This was almost an indignant complaint about the article headlined, "Faith can blind some to the truth" on the religion page Friday, Sept. 28. My first reaction was that an article bashing faith did not belong on the religion page. As I read the article, however, I realized that it was actually about two religions, and therefore properly placed. I strongly believe, after having examined much scientific evidence from many sources, that the age of the Earth is what the Bible teaches — somewhere around 6,000 years old.
I admit, however, that I was not there when the Earth was formed. My faith is not blind, but well-informed. It is, though, exactly that — faith. The other religion? Evolution/Old Earth — billions of years, of course. Unless there are people on this Earth much older than they look, not one of the people who believes in the "geological ages" and the theories that seem to go along with them, was there when the Earth was formed, either. They look at the same evidence that I do and come to different conclusions.
Since I believe that I am right and that they are wrong, I guess I could also say of them that their "blind faith irrationally ignores that evidence." Without anyone alive today who was there when it all began, and with so much evidence viewed with such widely differing conclusions, I contend that both Young Earth and Old Earth theories require a certain amount of faith from their followers.
Flesh of the sky, child of the sky, the mind
Has been obligated from the beginning
To create an ordered universe
As the only possible proof of its own inheritance.
- Pattiann Rogers