It is a Fairytale made up by God haters....
FYI, the co-founder of evolutionary theory along with Darwin was Alfred Russel Wallace, who was a devout believer. Long story short Darwin basically didn't want to publish his results, but Alfred Russel Wallace independently came up with the same basic idea. Behind the scenes correspondence between the two occurred, and they agreed to co-author the initial paper introducing their idea of evolution to the scientific community. Wallace was even a bit hesitant about some of the conclusions of evolution because it went against his faith, particularly in regards to human evolution IIRC.
Even Darwin wasn't some bloodlust God hater. It should be noted that much of the fundamental concepts of his evolutionary theory were formed before his daughter fell sick and died. While his views were theologically liberal in this context, and his doubts increased over time, near the end of his life he said that he was never an atheist but an agnostic. For much of his life I would describe him as a deist where God was the first cause, and then let the laws of nature handle it from there.
Since I know this "fairytale" of yours includes the big bang, the guy who first proposed it within the context of modern physics was Georges Lemaitre. He was not only an astronomer/physicist but a Catholic priest as well. I know you have deep theological disagreements with Catholicism, but calling Catholics God haters would be a bit extreme. Ironically it was atheist scientists that originally rejected the big bang because they thought it gave too much leverage to theism.
In addition, one idea of science that gravely challenges YEC is the idea that the speed of light is constant in all frames of reference; if we see a galaxy 10 billion light years away we know the light took 10 billion years to reach us (this has been fleshed out with various tests on the speed of light changing over time, and the speed of light has remained consistent). This is a key part of Einstein's Relativity. Einstein was not an atheist, he even said (paraphrasing) 'atheism is stupid'. Einstein was a variant of pantheism (Spinoza's God). I've even seen those 'religious scientist' lists some evangelical types come up with have Einstein as one of them.
"I know you have deep theological disagreements with Catholicism, but calling Catholics God haters would be a bit extreme."
I Agree.. I dont think you should call Catholics "God Haters" I know I never would do such a thing myself..
I said that God Haters invented the TOE... You do remember my term for Theistic Evolutionists dont you? It is not God Haters.. It is Oval-Earthers.. I hope that helps the apparent confusion..
"In addition, one idea of science that gravely challenges YEC is the idea that the speed of light is constant in all frames of reference;"
I Agree.. It WOULD challenge a young universe. UNLESS God told us that he "Streches out the Heavens" In fact, he didnt just say it once.. But Fifteen Times! Sounds like he was really trying to make a point to me.. Arent you glad he said it to clear up the confusion? Maybe we should believe him..
Since Creation Week the heavens have expanded. The Bible consistently uses the term “stretching the heavens” a total of 17 times!
NOTE: The Hebrew word for “bowed/stretched” is (natah), shown at: http://cf.blueletter...186&Version=kjv
Very few Bible instructions or commandments are repeated more than two or three times. Most teachings are given only once, in fact. (Almost nothing is repeated more than 4 or 5 times.) Thus - it is very interesting (and speaks directly to our modern times!) that the phrase: "The Lord has stretched [or bowed] the Heavens..." is stated in Scripture an incredible 17 times!
Here are the 17 Bible verses:
2 Samuel 22:10 “He bowed the heavens also, and came down; and darkness was under his feet.”
Job 9:8 “Which alone spreadeth out the heavens, and treadeth upon the waves of the sea.”
Job 26:7 “He stretcheth out the north over the empty place, and hangeth the earth upon nothing.”
Job 37:18 “Hast thou with him spread out the sky, which is strong, and as a molten looking glass?”
Psalm 18:9 “He bowed the heavens also, and came down: and darkness was under his feet.”
Psalm 104:2 “Who coverest thyself with light as with a garment: who stretchest out the heavens like a curtain.”
Psalm 144:5 “Bow thy heavens, O LORD, and come down: touch the mountains, and they shall smoke.”
Isaiah 40:22 “It is he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers; that stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain, and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in.”
Isaiah 42:5 “Thus saith God the LORD, he that created the heavens, and stretched them out; he that spread forth the earth, and that which cometh out of it; he that giveth breath unto the people upon it, and spirit to them that walk therein.”
Isaiah 44:24 “Thus saith the LORD, thy redeemer, and he that formed thee from the womb, I am the LORD that maketh all things; that stretcheth forth the heavens alone; that spreadeth abroad the earth by myself.”
Isaiah 45:12 “I have made the earth, and created man upon it: I, even my hands, have stretched out the heavens, and all their host have I commanded.”
Isaiah 48:13 “Mine hand also hath laid the foundation of the earth, and my right hand hath spanned the heavens: when I call unto them, they stand up together.”
Isaiah 51:13 “And forgettest the LORD thy maker, that hath stretched forth the heavens, and laid the foundations of the earth; and hast feared continually every day because of the fury of the oppressor, as if he were ready to destroy? and where is the fury of the oppressor?”
Jeremiah 10:12 “He hath made the earth by his power, he hath established the world by his wisdom, and hath stretched out the heavens by his discretion.”
Jeremiah 51:15 “He hath made the earth by his power, he hath established the world by his wisdom, and hath stretched out the heaven by his understanding.”
Ezekiel 1:22 “And the likeness of the firmament upon the heads of the living creature was as the color of the terrible crystal, stretched forth over their heads above.”
Zechariah 12:1 “The burden of the word of the LORD for Israel, saith the LORD, which stretcheth forth the heavens, and layeth the foundation of the earth, and formeth the spirit of man within him.”
Distant starlight makes sense now, doesn't it? The whole universe has been stretched! Dimensional folding, like curtains above. The Bible has been right all along. No "static universe" out there. The former “Steady State theory" for the universe was unbiblical, and therefore in error. The scientists were wrong about science - again! Whenever the Bible and the scientists disagree … just give the scientists more time.
Here is more information about science, discussing how the Lord "bowed--stretched the Heavens":
“The Nature of Cosmic Reality: Stretching the Heavens” http://www.khouse.or...icles/1999/245/
Time after time - we see the Holy Bible's account of ancient history
and our universe consistent, and confirmed by science and by logic.
Also see: Evidence for a Young World,
by D. Russell Humphreys, Ph.D.
P.S. Topsoil - if … the evolutionists are correct that all the sedimentary layers were put down slowly over eons, how come we never find remnants of topsoil between the many built-up layers? Burying, getting slowly deeper (according to their theory) shouldn’t we find some portions of buried topsoil somewhere? …
The Earth’s deep sedimentary layers were laid down quickly, in one year, during the Great Flood, only 4,400 years ago. Josephus (a Jewish Bible historian from 2,000 years ago) also referred to other historians: (section #6) http://www.creationi...usAntiq01.Flood
"The Lord has 'Stretched the Heavens' Since Creation Week"