Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Man vs. Dawkins, Chapter 3 and Out
"This chapter embarks on a step by step seduction of the mind to Darwin's giant discovery..." - Richard Dawkins, The Greatest Show on Earth The Evidence for Evolution, chapter 3.
I'm not really interested in what Dawkins has to say. When I started the quest to read Dawkins's evidence for evolution, I was curious to find out if what we Creationists say about evolutionists is true. So far I'm in chapter 3 of 13 to see how I interact with the book. All I've gotten so far is an attempt to argue that if a particular species can adapt, or be bred, and therefore change its characteristics over the generations, therefore macro evolution must be true, that once species can change so much over time that a new species emerges.
I'd love to continue and finish the book, but I won't. It doesn't have anything to do with the book itself. In fact, I think I'm responsible to be very conversant in evolutionary thought so that I can effectively proclaim to my family and circle of influence Psalm 19:1 "The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork" while on my way to sharing the gospel. But now is not the time. I don't have time to read this because I have more important things to do. After work, time with family, church, small group, and so on, there are so many books and so little time. I need to get back to Wild at Heart by John Eldredge because I'm on the verge of a breakthrough with my walk with Jesus and my relationships with others. I need it too, because it took me two days to get out of my Mother's Day doghouse! And I have a book about prayer journalling I want to go through. So, it is a matter of priorities.
So, to Mr. Dawkins, this conversation will be continued someday. In the meantime, you may call me a history denier, but I call you to trust in the God who created you and the savior who saved you.