Creation vs. Evolution...and Peanut Butter

There are so many things problematic with this video...it's not a matter of whether or not you believe in creation or evolution or some combination, reconciliation, or rejection of those ideas. But whatever you believe, please please please don't try to prove it to me using a jar of peanut butter. I just don't know what else to say. The video, well, it speaks for itself.

I especially like how the woman host laughingly makes reference to the "supposedly scientific" claim of evolution. Could she be any more sarcastic? I suppose that here would also be an appropriate place to mention that the creation museum that I blogged about a couple years ago finally opened in May.

I just don't know how it makes sense to stretch creation theology to such limits, or to what end it hopes to attain. Conversion is probably the goal, but I find it hard to believe that attempts like these will have any effect beyond turning people off to the whole of Christianity.

On the other hand,
here is a more refreshing anecdote from this month's Christian Century:
Jewish theologian Neil Gillman once asked an Israeli astronomer, "Was the big bang loud?" Somewhat indignantly, the astronomer replied: "Of course not, there was no air so there was no sound." When he found out that Gillman is a theologian, the astronomer smiled and said, "You know what? Big bang is much more theology than it is science. Both are poetry" (Cross Currents, Spring).

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