Why didn't God create us with wings? / US lags behind in acceptance of evolution
John Loftus has a new entry up today on Debunking Christianity, that is just wonderfully complete and damning. He points out that, if Christianity is true, there is no reason why human beings couldn't have wings:
Furthermore, if God cannot create just anything in the natural world because of these laws, then why can’t God merely supercede these laws? Let’s say that God couldn’t create fleshly creatures who could levitate by virtue of the supposed fact that he cannot change the laws of nature. Then why is it that God couldn’t cause us to levitate whenever we thought about levitating, much like Superman flies through the air by thinking of flying without any known propulsion? Why can’t God do this? He can and any Christian who thinks otherwise is just not thinking.
His post is not only an excellent piece of writing, but also a wonderful illustration of the bankrupt, nihilistic nature of Christianity. If we start from the premise that God exists, then anything goes. There is no way to actually know anything or be a moral person. Great entry John.
In the news: "U.S. Lags Behind Europe, Japan in Acceptance of Evolution"
A comparison of peoples' views in 34 countries finds that the United States ranks near the bottom when it comes to public acceptance of evolution.
Only Turkey ranked lower.
Among the factors contributing to America's low score are poor understanding of biology, especially genetics, the politicization of science and the literal interpretation of the Bible by a small but vocal group of American Christians, the researchers say.