*SIGH* ok I'll try to make this brief, and only cos I like you. BUT you have to promise not to get offended ok? So just remember you like me and you asked!
According to Collins English Dictionary (https://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english/evolutionist)......
Collins also contains the "word" MILF
, that does't mean it isn't a term invented by people peddling online porn in the late '90s.
The creationist viewpoint comes from the bible, it is part of belief system (i.e. Christianity) that governs how people view the world, how they should behave in it, their moral code, their view of history etc.... just about everything.
Adding an "ist" onto the end of the word evolution
implies that anyone who understands the evolutionary process is a member of some other competing cult that is trying to replace religion with its own version. This is quite frankly laughable.
After millions of years of evolution humans have finally developed self-awareness. This is a very new thing.I'd be interested in any evidence you have to support this claim.
Hmm. Well if you don't believe in evolution, then you don't. I have already wasted a fair bit of time discussing the proof of evolution in another thread, I really don't feel like looking it up and quoting it here because I don't actually think you're interested in it, only using it as a vehicle to propose that it is invalid. If you were actually interested in learning I would be far more inclined to spend my time teaching you about it.
Please feel free to provide any evidence you have that a single word in the bible is true. No no, don't paste that youtube link - I'll save you the trouble. There isn't any. None. Zero. Zip. Zilch. Nada. Nothing (that's the whole 'faith' bit right?).... but if it makes you feel better, then I'm happy that it works for you.
Just because I understand the evolutionary process does not mean that I use it as a philosophical base for how I live my life. Understanding what happened to get us to where we are does not legislate that as how we should move forward. I absolutely believe that how one believes governs how one behaves. If one believes ...... their own professed belief system by asserting values ...... "lying", "cheating", "stealing", etc., which in their belief system ....
Really you are smart enough to understand this. This is the whole point. Evolution is not a "belief system".
It's just what happened while life was evolving. I also know what happened in World War II, but understanding that does not mean that I want to start shooting people.
I have a moral code that does NOT include lying, cheating, stealing, raping, killing, bullying, racism, homophobia and a whole lot of other stuff that the bible is quite ok with. The notion that my morals have anything to do with my understanding of how life evolved is utter nonsense, and I think by now you should know me well enough to know that.
A couple of thousand years ago they were still nailing people to crosses. In another couple of thousand years I'm sure we will all have a better understanding of how to move forward. These are still turbulent times.People are still being killed by crucifixion today. (link to list of horrible deaths)
Hmm. Well a few hundred years ago it was commonplace for 'kings' to have dungeons where they could lock up whoever they wanted and torture them with an array of horrific devices. This was normal and accepted. It's true that some people still do this sort of thing but these days we tend to hunt them down and remove them from society. Not perfect, but an improvment.
The idea that people are improving and advancing is entirely false. If anything, people are devolving, and I think there's evidence to support the idea that people were much more intelligent in the past than they are toda...... (link to some article on a coroded chunk of clockwork that may or may not have done anything in the first place)
The Antikythera Mechanism, an ancient, highly advanced computer from 100 BC "shouldn't exist".
Where is the evidence that this old corroded box of gears ever did anything at all... let alone that it's a computer.... let alone that it's "highly advanced"?
... but ok lets say, just for argument's sake, that it's not a paperweight, or piece of jewelery, or a torture device, or a failed experiment that never worked, or a sex toy, or who-on-earth-knows-what, and lets assume that it is a "computer".
How "highly advanced" is it compared to the computer you are using to post on this forum? Why would anyone call something that is just a few gears in a box "highly advanced" when it is clearly very simple??... the answer is in the context: because it was (supposedly) highly advanced for something that was made way back when technology was so primative.
So your example has actually just disproved your own premise.
.... please, mercy! No more. You win: GOD put dinosaur fossils in the ground to trick us! It's all true. I concede. Science is a lie. My computer actually works on holy spirit flowing out of the wall socket
.... with much love.