In my short life on this planet, I have come to question things that many take upon blind faith. We all know that we must someday die, yet we continuously deny the forces at work inside ourselves that want to search out the answers of what may or may not come after. It is far easier for humanity to accept that they will go to a safe haven and be rewarded for their lives with pleasures and fantasies of an unfathomable scale than to question the existence of a supposed omnipotent being.
Yet, there are a few of us humans who tend to question the whys and wherefores that society puts forth to us. We question the existence of God or the creation of mankind rather than blindly accepting faith-filled beliefs we may have received from our parents as children. Perhaps it is because we live in a nation filled with many people of different beliefs whose Gods are all so varied and different that it is difficult to fathom that they are all the same divine being. It is also plausible that we just have a desire to quench the thirst for knowledge that lies deep within ourselves.
As for myself, I cannot believe in a being that created a universe and a multitude of worlds in a rather short period of time and then deigns to lower itself into becoming a puppet-master and pulling the strings” of the Earth and all of the people therein. Since this paper touches upon many scientific terms, I feel that in order for the reader to correctly grasp the content, I must first define three words: theory, law, and hypothesis. The definitions will allow for a greater understanding of this essay and give us an even ground upon which to begin.
Systematically organized knowledge applicable in a relatively wide variety of circumstances, especially a system of accepted principles, assumptions, and rules of procedure devised to analyze, predict, or explain the nature or behavior of a specified set of phenomena. Such knowledge or system.
An assumption based on limited information or knowledge; a conjecture.
Law is a noun that describes a relationship observed to be invariable between or among phenomena for all cases in which the specified conditions are met. It can also refer to a generalization based on consistent experience or results, such as the law of supply and demand or the law of averages.
Hypothesis is a noun that refers to a tentative explanation that can be tested by further investigation, also known as a theory. It can also refer to something taken to be true for the purpose of argument or investigation, which is known as an assumption.
It is important to thoroughly read the above definitions, or you will be at a disadvantage if you do not. You will note that there are several different definitions for each word. I felt it was important to include the added definitive statement to theory because it shows the difference between a scientific theory and an “everyday” theory based upon conjecture. The additional definitions for law and hypothesis are added for further understanding of these words. The definition of creationism is somewhat more complex.
One must start by saying that the belief in the creation of the universe given at the beginning of the Bible is literally true. Creationism is a belief based solely upon faith. There are no scientific facts as a basis for this belief, only conjectural theories and speculations. It is ingrained into our minds as children that a belief in a force or supernatural entity, which is all-powerful and all-knowing, is watching over us and taking care of our needs.
Yet, to me, saying this sort of thing is heretical in its essence. To be so crude as to think that some being created the universe and all things in it and would take the time to care for each individual is incomprehensible. In practically all ancient cultures, including the biblical one, the universe was thought of as an original chaos into which order had been introduced by a creative hand. This was the essence of creation.