You can all call me Elles.
I come from a middle school in Denver, Colorado.
Half the kids there don’t accept evolution, which is part of what prompted me to join CFI.
A lot of them vehemently bash evolution. The funny part is, we reccently started learning about it in Science, and it became clear to me that those same kids had a terrible understanding of it in the first place. Perhaps if I can open their minds… anyway…
I don’t know why, but I really feel like posting this little anecdote in my introduction. Maybe it’s to break the ice… but anyway…
Yesterday in Science we were making timelines of the rise of evolution. We were using this timeline on PBS, and it mentioned how ID started. I chuckled to myself when I realized that the being that intelligently designed life on Earth could have been an alien… and then I realized that the Christian god, if he/she exists [i:c5246d995d]is[/i:c5246d995d] an extraterrestrial.
1. If we accept the postulate given to me by my Christian Fundamentalist friends, then the Christian god created the Earth.
2. If we also accept the postulate given to me by dictionary.com, then an extraterrestrial is a being that exists or originated oustide of the Earth.
Now, since time is linnear, the Christian god could not have originated on the Earth if he created it. Therefore, the Christian god is an extraterrestrial.
When I said my reasoning outloud, I got this reaction from one of my fellow Christians:
"NO! Stop talking, ok? That’s just stupid. God is NOT an extraterrestrial. STOP TALKING!!!"
Anyway, that’s just an example of the pain I go through everyday… *sigh*