Others will read our discussions and form their own opinions based on our comments. They will also form an opinion if neither, either, or both of us is an "arrogant fool."
.Yes, and it will be plainly clear to them how you continually evade and ignore my questions... And I can understand why..
I will even post those questions again right here and now so they can see the evasion loud and clear for themselves..
It will be equally clear that the responses to your questions were given in post 159 as you were reminded in post 185 and again in post 195 and yet again now. It will also be obvious that you simply ignore those responses and repeat the questions as if they were never addressed.
Your insistence on ignoring the responses to your questions does not constitute a failure on my part to provide them.
God does not speak to us only thru the Scripture. His creation also tells us its story. The overwhelming empirical, observational evidence is God's creative event took place billions of years ago, not thousands.
"Truth cannot contradict truth."
If God's creation is a deception, how can we possibly trust His word?
That might be true IF it were a deception (Which it isn't) "And He Streched out the heavens" Over 10 Times explains why we ASSUME it took the light from stars, galaxies and super novas billions of years to get to Earth when it would be much less..
Well, your suggestion that God inserted photons signaling such events as Sn1987a (the brightest supernova observed from Earth in the last 400 years) would certainly make it a deception. I even produced testimony from multiple YEC ministries stating this would be deceptive and was a claim that should be avoided.
I think "over 10 Times" is about how many mentions you've made of the "stretching" of the heavens argument and I've addressed it. You simply ignore the rebuttal and repeat the claim.
Here it is AGAIN......
Stretching the heavens will also stretch the light. This would produce absolutely huge redshifts many times greater than those we observe. In a 6,000 year old universe light waves from Sn1987a (167,000 light years) nearly 28x longer and those from Andromeda (2.4 million light years) would be about 400x longer.
One way to demonstrate what happens to waves when stretched is to make two marks on a rubber band. This represents one wave. Stretch the rubber band. What happens to the length of the wave? (Hint: It will stretch in direct proportion to the stretching of the rubber band.)
This isn't my opinion, it's not the Big Bang or billions of years. It's not the stuff of a PhD..... It's 9th grade physical science.
The direct, observational, empirical evidence refutes your claim "stretching the heavens" can show thousands of years, not billions.
The fossils Clearly Indicate a worldwide flood just like Genesis tells us... Maybe you should trust God at his word and believe him instead of pretending that you know better than he does..
The fossils clearly indicate many local or regional events over a period on the order of millions of years, not a single global event less than 5,000 years ago.
I was incapable of the mental contortions, distortions, and gymnastics necessary to reconcile a deceptive creation with a truthful Creator. I choose to accept the evidence that is the least subject to human fallibilities and difficulties in interpretation.
My experience has been about half of "Theistic Evolutionsist" are just brainwashed and indoctrinated by the lie of Metaphysical Naturalism and the other half are truly nefarious "Wolves in sheeps clothing" I am still not sure which category you fall under..
Well, you'll need to do better than something below 9th grade science or claims I've been "brainwashed and indoctrinated" to resolve the questions that led to my rejection of Genesis literalism.
I'll explain this again .... try paying attention this time ......
I was raised YEC thru high school. Never really questioned it. When I went to university, I was an engineering major so there was a lot of study in math and physics. All students were automatic philosophy minors. It was a Jesuit school and I had ready access to philosophers and theologians. When I realized the astronomical evidence was that the universe was billions of years old, not thousands, it triggered a "crisis of faith."
It was only after a great deal of research, study, thought, lengthy discussions with mentors and prayer that I reached my conclusion Genesis should not be read literally.
During my time on this forum, there have been a number of discussions on theistic evolution, and I've openly participated in all of them. Just look for "Theistic Evolution" in the topic.