Monday, December 6, 2010


Brother Dean,

Your entire life is based on the notion that the Bible is the word of God.  What if it is not true?   Since this is absolute truth to you, anything to the contrary is obviously false, but you dismiss things that are obviously fact.

I see no reason to believe in the Bible.  There is no shred of evidence that offers proof of the Bible.  The Bible itself describes God and his acts in such a bad way that it disproves that the Bible as the word of God.

It is possible to believe in any religion and evolution, but I can see why people of many religions would want to disprove evolution.  If we could not explain how we got here, then some people would assume that our existence is the result of a miracle.  However, this is poor logic;  Lack of explanation does not mean that the explanation is supernatural.  

There are two basic facts that are irrefutable ...

1.  The earth is very old.
2.  Simpler life forms came before more complex ones.

The evidence for these facts is overwhelming.  Some creationists have tried to disprove these two things, but their arguments are very weak.  These two facts alone mean that evolution occurred. Despite this, creationists try to nitpick specific beliefs about evolution in an effort to disprove evolution as a whole.  However, even if creationists could find a flaw in our modern understanding of evolution, it would not change these two basic facts, nor it would change the fact that evolution occurred.  Only the mechanism would be different.

If some people want to assume that evolution was caused by God, then that is fine with me.  We know that evolution occurred.  How or why it occurred is a matter of debate.

Best wishes,

John Coffey

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