Angus Bohanon is the Director of Promotion for the Secular Students and Skeptics Society (SSaSS) at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Bohanon has also written for the CU Independent and Rock and Ice Magazine. Angus is currently a senior at CU Boulder, majoring in advertising, and works in movie promotion for Allied-THA in Denver. He writes a blog at Unreasonably Dangerous Onion Rings and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Part of what makes the creation story of the Bible unique is that God created everything. He set the boundary conditions for every situation, and everything was made as he intended. That’s why Gen 1:31 says, “God saw all that he had made, and it was very good.” Additionally, God is omniscient, so he must have known every possible permutation of future events that could have occurred following his creation of all things. We can therefore trace responsibility for everything that has ever happened back to the conditions that God originally created.
I want to start with a word. It’s a simple word; it’s only four letters long and not at all difficult to pronounce. It’s anatomical in origin, it’s almost 800 years old, and yet it still is considered by some people to be “one of the few remaining words in the English language with a genuine power to shock.”