I am not going to lie. I did not watch the #CreationDebate last night. I did not even know it was a thing until I hopped onto FB to check a couple notifications I received through the night. One person in my news feed made a funny remark about Bill Nye - whom I thoroughly enjoy because I’m a 90’s kid - and I clicked on it. It was a page of funny responses that people had made regarding the debate, sourcing from all over the internet. It was hilarious. However, I still couldn’t decipher who took what stance from the responses, and since I hadn’t watched it, yet, I googled it.
I am not going to lie. I was disappointed when I realized Bill Nye argued for evolution and not Creation, though deep down in my heart it did not surprise me. Bill Nye is an incredibly intelligent man, he knows what he is talking about. However, I believe in Creation, so I wanted Nye to side with me. I wanted the smart one to side with me.
I am not going to lie. I still have no idea who Ken Ham is, apart from being the man who runs the Creation Museum in Kentucky (Side note: Who knew there was a Creation Museum in Kentucky?!) nor will I go in to who he is. He humiliated himself last night and clearly has no understanding of the world that I believe God created.
I am not going to lie. I believe in Creation. I believe in an all- powerful, all-knowing, and all-loving God that created not just the universe that I live in, but everything beyond it. I do. However, I believe that he created existence and life and then let it run free.
I am not going to lie. I am no science expert. In fact, it was because of AP Chemistry in high school that I decided that my lifelong dream of becoming a doctor was probably not for me. However, I am an intelligent human being and I have limited knowledge on the idea of evolution and the exorbitant evidence (read: keyword) there is to prove that it exists.
Example: As an Art History major (I have limited expertise on the subject), I know that people - on average - were A LOT shorter 200 years ago. I know this because of evidence. Doorways in missions and castles are much shorter in height, burial coffins are much shorter in length, gowns for queens look like they were made for ten year olds. People were shorter back then, and we have evidence. People - humans - have gotten taller with time. They changed.
That is what evolution is. It is change. There are massive amounts of evidence - that I won’t go into, mostly because I am lazy - that prove that not only humans, but the earth has changed.
All that being said… I think that I am way too complicated to be an accident. I believe that some sort of awesome and intelligent being created me and put me here on earth. I don’t think it is possible for me (or anything else) to be this glorious of an accident. Nor do I believe that I descend from apes, regardless of my close link to them genetically. Just because apes can speak and understand sign language does not make them a distant relative. Parrots can have full conversations with humans, too. Go on YouTube and you will also find videos of dogs and cats telling their owners how much they love them.
However, just because I believe in an intelligent God does not mean that I can ignore the science around me. In fact, science is one of the reasons I so fully believe. Christians cannot pigeonhole evolutionists as atheists, just as atheists should not pigeonhole Christians as ignorant.
I am not going to lie. I am a Creationist. I am a proud Creationist that believes in an all- powerful, all-knowing, and all-loving God that created not just the universe that I live in, but evolution, too, so He could watch it change, grow, and progress.
God took my little man Maverick to heaven today. He was a tough little miracle nugget that whipped Valley Fever in the butt. I’ll never forget teaching you how to walk and watching you tumble down our steps because of your massive head and floppy ears. Give Winston, Chloe, and Rocco big kisses for me, and rest in peace Bubby. I’ll forever love you.