"Then you will know the Truth, and the Truth will set you free." John 8:32

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Creation & little green footballs

Charles Johnson and his fantastic site, little green footballs, is one of my favorites sites to visit every day. Charles, along with Hugh Hewitt, is a primary reason I got into blogging. His post about Dan Rathers and the fake memos rocked journalism. I readily identified with it since I had a typesetting and printing background. Charles has wonderful insight, wit and humor about politics, the environment and the present dangers in the world threatening us. His occasional posts on music are eclectic and stimulating (in a weird, amusing way!)

However, his assault on those that believe in the creation by God thoroughly puzzles me. The energy Charles extends toward refuting creation is, I believe, distracting from what he does best.

I say this now for all to see. I believe without reservation and with all the faith I have: I believe that the living God created the heavens and earth and everything in it, including man. I trust His word and I am not ashamed to loudly proclaim it.

That being said, I do not want faith OR evolution taught in the schools. I am not afraid of evolution but I do NOT want it taught in schools at the exclusion or ridicule of creation. I do want politicians at NOTANY level trying to mandate creation OR evolution.

Charles, I hold you in the highest esteem. I will continue to read your site. But if creation is bogus, why would our founders have put so much forethought and acknowledgment of creation and the Creator in our country's most hallowed document? Were they ignorant? If they were wrong about creation and the Creator, were they wrong about the principles of our republic?
"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."
I know that not all the founding fathers were believers but creation and the Creator ARE part of the bedrock foundation of our country. May it always be so.