I've been meaning to post about this for awhile, and figured today is as good as any.
Ah, yes. A Creation Museum. Why, oh why, does it have to be HERE in MY state? It's bad enough that every time someone is interviewed on national tv from Kentucky, it has to be that person who likely didn't graduate from Kindergarten, has two teeth, and really should have gotten a guardian's permission to give an interview.
It's bad enough that when Todd and I vacationed in Seattle, we had the unfortunate experience of meeting a woman from Idaho who, when she learned we were from Kentucky, could only ask, "do you have JOBS?".
Yes, even Idaho looks down on Kentucky.
And now this. If you haven't heard about it, it's worth poking around on their website, just in case your blood pressure is currently at a dangerously low level. It'll raise it right up there.
I love the "Main Theme" -- "The Bible is true from Genesis to Revelation!"
Is that so?
I've wondered recently if maybe I make it too easy on myself, by so easily trusting that my religious beliefs and science can get along together just fine. Maybe I'm a bit too loosey-goosey about the whole thing.
Maybe it should concern me whether there really was a flood of epic proportions, and whether poor Mary had ever had sex before giving birth.
But really? It just doesn't. I believe in God, and everything else? Well . . . let's just say I'm working on it.
I know that the God I believe in is SO smart enough to have created a system capable of randomly selecting genes to make humankind over eons.
I know that He has a sense of humor like nobody's business. (Hello? Do you REMEMBER the popular music of the eighties?)
And I know that God is beyond complete understanding. It's amazing to me that scientists are able to get us tiny steps closer to that understanding with every new discovery.
'Cause God made scientists. Cool how that works out, isn't it? I like to think that God is sitting up there giggling like a kid, watching us figure stuff out, ever so slowly.
I don't think I'll ever get those people who insist on putting God into one little book and trying to trap him there. Who think it's okay that God and Satan conspired to ruin Job's life, but that Harry Potter is evil.
Who think that a God who gave us sunsets and strawberries also gave us AIDS as a punishment for people who fall in love with the "wrong" people.
So . . . no. I DON'T think I am too loosey-goosey, religion-wise, thank you very much. I heard a great minister recently telling his congregation to always remember that "God delights in you."
And I think he's pretty cool, too.
And about descending from monkeys? I ask you, who doesn't think chimps are pretty cute?