Is creationism basically magic?
- Annsan_In_HimLv 71 week agoFavourite answer
Christians believe that, in the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth (Genesis 1:1). That is the 'creationism' account which does not detail HOW God created, just that He did. Was it magic? A scientist called Edgar Andrews has written about the physics involved in how our universe and life could be created. He relates a BBC 'Newsnight' discussion he was in, where David Attenborough scornfully asked him if he believed that God took a handful of mud and fashioned it into a man. ['Magic' in his eyes.] As presenter Jon Snow broke in and prevented Prof. Andrews from responding, he says in his book, "But isn't that exactly what macro-evolution teaches, except that it took 4000 million years to happen by random mutations?" Magic by any other name is still magic.Source(s): Edgar Andrews, “What is Man? - Adam, Alien or Ape?” (Elm Hill 2019)
- PubliusLv 71 week ago
Nope. God works according to natural and eternal principles. That's why creation took billions of years.
- 1 week ago
The Magic Man did it.
- PaulLv 71 week ago
Nope. God doesn't need "magic", since He is all-powerful.
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- nineteenthlyLv 71 week ago
It would probably be feasible for a technology to design a number of genomes, construct the cells to put them in and let them grow to adult form, having designed a viable ecosystem, and then seed a planet with them, so it isn't exactly magic no, but it's a much more elaborate explanation than what actually happened.
- Pirate AM™Lv 71 week ago
I'd have to say that rather than magic, it's a mixture of willful ignorance and a lot of people ripping the willfully ignorant off (Ham and Hovind, for example).
- CarymLv 61 week ago
Of course not! You must be referring to the billions of years of unobserved, faith-based 'abracadabras' called evolution.
A miracle is first of all, supernatural, a happening which involves the suspension or relaxing of the applicable physical and/or natural laws and the enacting of supernatural forces. Bible miracles sometimes involved the supernatural acceleration of natural laws (e.g. the Water into Wine miracle) -- Jesus' Walking on Water was certainly above the relevant natural laws as it also entailed the suspension of the law of gravity [Matthew 14:22-33].
And guess what? These "miraculous acts" made all the observers to marvel:
⦁ "They were all amazed, and immediately His fame spread abroad" [Mark 1:27-28]; ⦁ "They were all amazed, and glorified God" [Mark 2:12];
⦁ "What manner of man is this, that even the wind and the sea obey Him?"
⦁ "And all men did marvel" [Mark 5:20].
It makes sense that God will use a miracle (an "act" and a "sign") to point to Himself. [Psalm 33:9] For He spoke, and it came to be; He commanded, and it stood firm.
"Evolution" on the other hand, is a "ridiculous sham" that belongs to the devil.
Go read [Daniel 2]. if you don't have a Bible, then borrow your grandmother's (without spoiling her bedside table decor) and read what Nebuchadnezzar thought of his magicians, the conjurers and the sorcerers... Now decide for yourself whether you're a miracle, or a sham?
- WundtLv 71 week ago
Yes, the stories from Genesis are basically mythology on par with Ovid's stories of the Greek gods, the Norse Sagas, and the Hindu Vedas
- 🤔 JayLv 71 week ago
Creationism is fringe religious bullshit.
Fundamentalists fear reality. They rely on the Biblical Genesis that their preachers demand.
To the Clergy, it's more magic than fact.
- Anonymous1 week ago
Trees like this one pictured are found all over the world. They were buried upright in the mud during the worldwide flood. You don't think it grew through 'billions of years of rock' do you?
Fossils formed when silica permeated the tissues of plants and animals. Tsunami waves buried everything in mud. Under billions of tons of water and mud for over a year, the minerals in the sediment turned them into stone. The mud itself also compressed and became stone. Stone cannot be dated. You can't hold up a rock and decide how many times it's travelled around the sun (how we determine a year). Oxygen and hydrogen molecules bonded to form the oceans. There were no oceans before the flood.
Bubbles trapped in amber (fossilized sap) prove the air had 50% more oxygen pre-flood: for this reason everything lived much longer.
Horns, tusks, fangs, reptiles, bugs, grasses and trees grew huge. We know the age of tigers by the length of their fangs. Tigers are born without teeth.
You don’t think sabre-toothed tigers were BORN with gigantic fangs, do you?
EDIT @ WUNDT: I go to the Maker of the geologists and the Maker of the rocks for advice. Why are you so dull?