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I just read about the presentation of the Holy Bible as myth in an academic textbook. What a coincidence: I learned from my college-level organic chemistry text that life began when electromagnetic energy (sunlight) struck primordial goo and formed an amino acid.

Perhaps I am atypical of many Metro Pulse readers; I believe in God and I pray every day. I go to church several times a week, and I participate in service ministries. It is easy to see God working if you really look for it, but sadly many people (even really smart ones) find it easy to dismiss God and prefer to fashion their own kingdom in the safety of their own thoughts.

Again and again I encounter the smug assertion that creation-ism is a silly notion only considered by fools. Luckily, I am able to trip up all of these high-brow scientific types when I ask them “who made the universe?” If there is no God, then who created matter and space? Who made the water, who made the soil, who made the sun? How could our universe exist, if not for a creation?

The solution to the textbook issue is simple: remove the offending phrase with a permanent marker. A better question to ponder is what is it in people’s brains that makes them want to deny the presence of a creator? This is where we encounter the real issue; rebellious people who want to believe that they are the source of truth, and they go to great lengths to discredit any other viewpoint. Who made the universe, anyway?

David Campbell

Knoxville

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