– The Creation Dilemma Essay, Research Paper
Faith is believing in things when common sense tells you not to. – George Seaton
Science verses Religion. It has always been this way since the beginning of
time, literally. It is very difficult to choose one over the other because one
is based on fact and logic while the other is built on faith and hope. That’s
exactly what the Creation theory is, beliefs in a superior supernatural being
whereas the Big Bang theory is faith in logic. It is difficult to judge two
uniquely difficult theories because both do not hold the answers, they are
merely a description of the type of person we are, and what morals and
priorities we have within. Someone who is atheist for example will believe in
the scientific version; whereas someone who has had a bad life may hold onto
their hope for a being that will one day make the world better for them, this
creature being God, and hence they will trust the theory of religion. But as I
said it’s not easy to choose between the two.
Normally when approached with a task of choice, we will subject ourselves to
view every different side to each story to make an intelligible decision based
on the truth. Unfortunately, with this topic we cannot. As a student, it is
solely based on our personal beliefs, but where have these beliefs evolved in
the first place? As we grew with each stage in our lives, we had been
influenced by an outside force. Whether it be our parents, the media, our
school systems-our ideas are truly not our own. How can one make an unbiased
opinion with all these factors to consider? It is impossible.
I grew up as a Catholic, I went to a Catholic Church all my life, my mom whom I
believe is as close to a fundamentalist as they come, taught me the Creation
story, my teachers at my Catholic schools taught me the same theory and so on.
Of course I am going to believe the Creation theory, I was brainwashed to
believe it, and even if it is the wrong choice, I will always believe it. Even
as an older pupil with an independence and a mind of my own, I still believe
this, it is my faith, I learned that it was right and hence, until my death, no
one will change my opinion (unless with the answers of course!) because once
it’s in my mind, it will never leave.
However, there is always the logical aspect to this. As you develop your mind,
you start asking yourself philosophical questions, questions that have no answer
and possible answers seem to contradict one another. This is where my other
sense of perception can alter my already existing theory. I think that although
science has not actually began creation, they continued it. I am skeptical
about the Adam and Eve theory, not that I doubt God’s abilities, but there are
gaps in that theory too. Therefore I think God created the universe, the plant
life and the animals. He created everything. But I think humans were not
derived from dust like the Bible states. I believe God created the animals
which evolved into humans. If not that, than I believe he created apes to be
the first humans but saw they were not as advanced as they could be. So He
altered them slightly and then humans were made. Possibly Adam and Eve were the
first humans to exist, the Bible states God cre!
ated them last anyway. Or possibly I’m wrong. Whatever the case may be, the
answer is out there, but no one will ever find it.