Beliefs such as mine can influence someone a lot depending on how strongly they believe in it. Many people change what they have to do for religion and beliefs such as going to church or another religious practice. This may affect work or time. Religion can make things difficult for people but hey will still believe it. However I do not believe the Genesis story 2 and 3 to be historically true because if evolution happened (in which I believe it did) then how could the humans made by God have existed in the “Garden of Eden” (which I believe is heaven)?
Intelligent Design vs. Evolution A decades-long conversation about the origins of the world has escalated into a roaring debate about how science should be taught in public schools. Should evolution be taught alone in science classes, or should it be accompanied by alternate theories such as “intelligent design,” the belief that the Earth and its life forms were guided in their development by some unidentified higher intelligence? (GOD) Based upon me being a Christian, I believe that the theory of life origin was created and designed by God. The world around us that we see every day is probably best evidence and proof that God created the universe. The creation of the world was a miracle and cannot be explained by scientist.
To start off with, before anyone can pick a side they need background information. Unfortunately, with many of the debates today, in previous years people are uneducated about the topic in which they are arguing. Most people that strongly disagree with the theory of evolution are very closed minded and are not willing to accept or listen to any ideas that do not support their own. All of these people chooses to believe and accept their religion and god. Many of these people think that evolution disproves their religion and throws away their god and this is not true.
But why do both accounts exist? By studying these two stories a better understanding of the religion truths can be found. Also, how both creation stories help humankind develop a better interpretation of God. By reading the Creation stories many differences between the Priestly and Yahwist accounts can be noticed. The Priestly (P) account, Gen 1:1 – 2:4b, was written around the time of the Exile, roughly around 550 – 450 BCE.
God vs. Mayas People of all time have searched to understand how the earth and humanity developed. There are many wondrous, mysterious aspects of life which cannot be explained with scientific or measurable proof. Also there are many stories that talk about the creation of the earth. History has left us some creation myths which serve to point us in the right direction by hypothesizing the events that led up to human creation. Two of the most popular myths are Genesis and the Popul Vuh, which explains how the earth was created and how humans were created.
Jesus Camp: Brainwashing the Nonbeliever In today’s society those unfamiliar with Christianity occasionally believe it to be some type of cult. These nonbelievers do not understand why someone would devote their lives to such a faith. The Christian faith has many followers around the globe, they worship in many different ways, and they often share the same truths. Christians anticipate the coming of Jesus Christ and his ability to save His people from the evil of this world. The movie Jesus Camp portrays the culture of the Christian faith and its followers, but people who are non-Christians will view a one-sided, negative, manipulated depiction of young Christ followers as indoctrination into a cult.
Blue Like Jazz was a very interesting read. I don’t usually pick up and read books on topics like these even though they do seem to interest me. I’m not much of big reader but this book had a different essence about it and kept making me turn to the next page. I believe Blue Like Jazz had this hold on me because just like Don, I feel like I am too on a journey to find God. Both my parents were raised as Catholics, but unlike me, I seem to question religion a lot more and have my own interpretations on the scriptures and what it really means to be a follower of God.
Kyle Vandermark 12-17-11 Period 5 Darwinism vs. Genesis The idea of Genesis has been accepted by the religion of Christianity, but not everyone believes about the idea of creation and the story of Adam and Eve. Darwinism is the opposing argument in this case, this is the idea of survival of the fittest, and only the ones who adapt to their surroundings can live on. Darwinism is generally taught or at least explained in school, because some schools aren’t able to have religion taught. This doesn’t mean Darwinism is superior over the idea of Genesis. The deception about philosophical questions such as this one, is that there is no real scientific answer, so this makes debates on the topic very interesting.
ANALYTICAL ESSAY Access the value of a Christian Education Christian Education is the teaching of the value of GOD. Some speak of it as being a Ministry, and its support and under grids all other Ministry. According to the (Class Home school), the purpose of Christian Education, is not primarily to meet human needs or develop human potential , but to glorify and enjoy Him, to honor and promote the development of his Kingdom. I think in today’s society, some of the values of the Christian Education had been relaxed over the years to accommodate the diversity of students now enrolling in the Christian Education School. Educating yourself in the knowledge and the Fear of GOD is a biblical mandate.
The Marquis was know as an overpowering figure that treated his people like dogs to a whip and respected no side of them. In current day many would dislike being called this and would deem change, but to the Marquis in the book, A Tale of Two Cities, this was a proudly taken characteristic. Even though the Marquis was hated so deeply, he continued his method until his murderous death. The Marquis looked up to his pain forsaken name with pride, obviously expressed in this quote, "Repression is the only lasting philosophy. The dark deference of fear and slavery, my friend," observed the Marquis, "will keep the dogs obedient to the whip, as long as this roof," looking up to it, "shuts out the sky."