I want to let my Watchers know that this weekend I'm leaving and will be gone for two weeks. From July 8-15 I'll be staffing at a local summer camp and registering as a camper there the following week. I'll return on the 22nd (unless I die
). Inactivity is thus to be expected from me, although I have been relatively inactive on deviantART this summer anyway (aside from the occasional progress in my ongoing project, The FPDAD Archives).
On the agenda for when I return includes writing another creationist rant, I've been reading articles on the CreationWiki today for no better a reason than to kill time and their article on feathered dinosaurs (creationwiki.org/Feathered_din…
was both hilarious and depressing to read. Hilarious in that most creationists capitalize on conjectural arguments to support their beliefs and also that some sections of the article were very poorly written (crappy grammar and spelling always makes me laugh)... And depressing in that most creationists capitalize on conjectural arguments to support their beliefs and also that some sections of the article were very poorly written. I actually torture myself reading CreationWiki articles, because I don't agree with most of their conjectural arguments but I know that as a creationist myself I'm socially lumped with these people and thus with their ignorance as well.
If I agree with mainstream creationism on anything, it's definitely that worldview affects how an individual perceives and interprets things. That being said I was raised in a Christian environment and am obviously young-earth creationist; the way I perceive and interpret things is definitely influenced by my worldview, I understand that and in that understanding respect that what I believe is different than what other people believe. Most creationists--undoubtedly like the people who composed CreationWiki--want everyone to believe what they do; they're imposing. And I'm sure they have their reasons, but they are not accomplishing anything by disputing evolution. The fact is, everyone has their own beliefs regarding the origin of life. Evolution and creation are only two of many. If evolution wasn't the most widely-accepted explanation for the origin of life, something else would be and creationists would be wasting their breath disputing that! Please, will creationists mind their own business and not write shoddy articles that only make them look silly (like the "Feathered dinosaur" article on CreationWiki that clearly serves only the purpose of disputing evolution)? I implore that creationists dedicate their time and effort to developing what they believe--no, not everyone will accept creationism, and some will always consider creationism a pseudoscience because even I admit that it is based primarily on anecdotal evidence (the Bible)--but it took decades for mainstream evolution to get where it is today and that whole time creationists have been sitting on the sidelines disputing it rather than developing their own beliefs from observational and historical science. How can creationism be considered a science if NOBODY IS ACTUALLY STUDYING IT?
Sorry, I had to expel a minor rant... There will be more. But for now, I'm signing off because I'm late for work. Have a great July everyone, and I hope you are all enjoying your summer! Who is exited for Independence Day?