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    taking the time to peruse my modest efforts HOV. I agree with your observation.

    And I further add that even as a skeptic of supernatural claims in general, I cannot imagine greater natural evidence for the Brilliance of a Creator, if there is one, than myriad complex processes unfolding over billions of years through countless steps in exquisite order spanning the entire Cosmos. The technical skill and artistic vision of such is to be admired in awe.
    If I were a Sunday School Teacher I'd tell my young students that through the wisdom and creative genius of the Lord we can include Cheetahs and Peregrine Falcons in our extended family; I think they'd eat that up and they'd never have to be worried about science undercutting their faith again. If anything, it would be strengthened by the magnificence of the natural world!  And I'd praise our evolutionary lineage and thank our cousins and ancestor, from the primates to the microbes.  For through them the Creator gave us the finest physical instruments we will ever own: Our bodies and our intellect.

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    by DarkSyde on Sat Jan 28, 2006 at 06:15:54 AM PST

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    •  Exactly! (none)
      I cannot imagine greater natural evidence for the Brilliance of a Creator, if there is one, than myriad complex processes unfolding over billions of years through countless steps in exquisite order spanning the entire Cosmos.

      I have often had this thought but have never seen it expressed as well.  Why anyone of faith would feel threatened by science baffles me. Thanks for this article.

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      by Rona on Sat Jan 28, 2006 at 08:14:53 AM PST

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    •  Nice (none)
      f I were a Sunday School Teacher I'd tell my young students that through the wisdom and creative genius of the Lord we can include Cheetahs and Peregrine Falcons in our extended family

      That's a nice way to look at it.

    •  This is why I am a Sunday school teacher! (none)
      Last week the lesson was Jonah. After the story was over, we sat down for snack, and I decided to tell another story - "The Old Man and the Sea". My family had just seen this in a beautiful animated short at the IMAX theatre.
      So I told them that the old man said he was always unlucky, and had almost no hope. He went out to sea in hopes of catching the biggest fish ever... he caught a fish that was so big that it could pull his boat! It pulled him further and further out to sea. He had to hold on and wait for the fish to get tired... It pulled him all day and all night... further and further away from shore.

      My 7-year old son remembered the most important philosophical point of the story and I'm very proud of him. He told everybody else too:

      "The fish is our brother."

      This is exactly what I want children to understand in an ethical context. They need to know why it's important to use science to achieve sustainable living. It doesn't seem appropriate to teach this in science class, yet it makes science much more interesting. What affects wild creatures affects me too. That which takes billions of years to create must not be destroyed by 100 years of carelessness. I think this is God's message to us today, and I am glad that it's not necessary to believe in God to understand how important this is.

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      by Lefty Mama on Sat Jan 28, 2006 at 03:34:53 PM PST

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