I like how Pratchett put it in Thud...
“You know, your religion really messes people up,” said Vimes.
“Not in comparison to what they do to one another,” said Bashfullsson, calmly folding the dead dwarf’s hands across his chest. “And it is not a religion, Commander. Tak wrote the World and the Laws, and then He left us. He does not require that we think of Him, only that we think.”
I like creationism because I like a good story. I do not have the brain power, knowledge of quantum physics, or the required give a f*ck to know about appearing and disappearing particles, bangs big or small, or the other scientific theories, laws, proofs, and guesses that make up the beginnings of the universe. Created by some bigger, smarter, more powerful entity? Sure I can wrap my little - evolved from a common ancestor kinda-monkey - brain around that. But I think said creator has better things to do than watch to see if I am praying, beating off, abusing my fellow man, or eating grains. He got it all started and went off to do better and more godly things, which left us to think, evolve, progress, digress, and generally make a pig's ear of it all. Is that just a fancy way to say, "I don't know the answer; physics happens"? Maybe. Frankly I don't care, but 40 days of rain, a big f*cking ark, and a dude dying on a cross makes a far better story than "Yeah, so then some particles formed and blah blah" so I will stick with that and let reality fall where it may. Beliefs make us human. To quote Pratchett again...
Death: Humans need fantasy to *be* human. To be the place where the falling angel meets the rising ape.
Susan: With tooth fairies? Hogfathers?
Death: Yes. As practice, you have to start out learning to believe the little lies.
Susan: So we can believe the big ones?
Death: Yes. Justice, mercy, duty. That sort of thing.
Susan: They're not the same at all.
Death: You think so? Then take the universe and grind it down to the finest powder, and sieve it through the finest sieve, and then show me one atom of justice, one molecule of mercy. And yet, you try to act as if there is some ideal order in the world. As if there is some, some rightness in the universe, by which it may be judged.
Susan: But people have got to believe that, or what's the point?
Death: You need to believe in things that aren't true. How else can they become?
so long story short, I think Creationism makes a good story so i will buy into it because frankly it doesn't matter how we got here, here we are. A little fantasy goes a long way.
somehow I manage to leave my intelligence and decorum at the door wherever I go. I doubt your journal will be an exception to that - not on the rug
What the F&#* is a decorum? - Mr. Anthony