Billions of years ago

Published February 26th, 2008 by Bobby Henderson

“Billions of years ago, a big bang produced a large rock. As the rock cooled, sweet brown liquid formed on it’s surface. As time passed, aluminum formed itself into a can, a lid, and a tab. Millions of years later, red and white paint fell from the sky and formed itself into the words “Coca Cola… 12 fluid ounces.”

Of course my theory is an insult to your intellect, because you know that if the Coca Cola can is made, there must be a maker. If it is designed, there must be a designer. The alternative, that it happened by chance or accident is to move from the intellectual free zone.

Here is another:

“The Banana: The Atheist Nightmare”

Note that the banana…

1. is shaped for the human hand.

2. has a non-slip surface.

3. Has outward indicators of it’s inward contents. Green – too early, yellow – just right, black – too late.

4. Has a tab for removal of it’s wrapper.

5. Is perforated on wrapper.

6. Has a bio-degradable wrapper.

7. Is shaped for the human mouth.

8. Has a point at the top for ease of entry.

9. Is pleasing to the taste buds.

10. Is curved towards the face to make the eating process easy.

To write that the banana happened by accident is even more unintelligent than to write that no one designed the Coca Cola can.

Test 1.

The person who thinks the Coca Cola can has no designer is:

A. Intelligent

B. A fool

C. Has an ulterior motive for denying the obvious

Now the document that I am referring from states that the eye has 40,000,000 nerve endings and focuses it’s muscles approximately 100,000 times a day. and that the eye has a retina that contains approximately 137,000,000 light sensitive cells.

The document continues and states that Charles Darwin stated:

“To suppose that the eye could have been formed by natural selection, seems I freely confess, absurd in the highest degree” Agreed… it does not have the reference recorded so I do not know if this statement is true or false. But let me get to the point at hand.

If man can not create the human eye then how can anyone in their right mind believe that it was created by chance? In fact… man can’t create anything from nothing… we just do not know how to do it. We can re-create, reform, develop… but we can not create one grain of sand from nothing. Yet the human eye… is a mere tiny part of the most sophisticated part of creation – the human body.

Again… another statement which I would have to research and verify if this person actually made this comment:

“George Gallup; “If I could prove God statistically; take the human body alone; the chance that all the functions of the individual would just happen, is a statistical monstrosity.”

Now this statement concerning Albert Einstein. This is confusing… why would this man contradict himself? If he stated this… then every other statement that has been quoted at this forum is invalid because the man appears to be speaking from both sides of his mouth. In this statement Einstein is quoted to have said:

“Everyone who is seriously interested in the pursuit of science becomes convinced that a spirit is manifest in the laws of the universe – a spirit vastly superior to man, and one in the face of our modest powers must feel humble.”

Test 2:

1. Do you know any building that did not have a builder? Yes? No?

2. Do you know any painting that did not have a painter? Yes? No?

3. Do you know any car that did not have a maker? Yes? No?

If you answered “Yes” to any of those statements… please give details:______________________…

Third analogy:

Could I convince you that I dropped 50 oranges onto the ground and then by chance fell into ten rows of five oranges? Logically, anyone with an intelligent mind might conclude that someone put them there. The odds that ten oranges would fall into a straight line is mind boggling. Let alone ten rows of five.

Test 3

Yes or No 1. From the atom to the universe is there order?

Yes or No 2. Did it happen by accident or must there been an intelligent mind?

3. What are the odds of 50 oranges falling by chance into ten rows of five oranges? ______________________________…

To declare that there is no God is to make an absolute statement. And for an absolute statement to be true; one must have absolute knowledge. Here is another such statement: “There is no gold in China.”

Test 4 What would I need to have for that statement to be true?

A. No knowledge of China?

B. Partial knowledge of China?

C. Absolute knowledge of China?

“C” is the correct answer. In order for the statement to be true, I must know that there is no gold in China.

Likewise; to state that there is no God and to be correct then you are stating that you are omniscient. You must have absolutely certain knowledge that there isn’t one.

Let’s say that a circle contains all the knowledge of the universe. And let’s say that you have an incredible understanding of one percent of all that knowledge. Is it possible that the knowledge you haven’t yet come across, that there might be ample evidence to prove that God does indeed exist?

If you are reasonable, you would have to admit, “Having the limited knowledge I have at present, I believe that there is no God.” In other words, you don’t know if God exists, so you are not an atheist. You are an “agnostic.” You are like a person that looks at a building and doesn’t seem to know if there is a builder.

Test 5 The man who sees a building and doesn’t know if there is a builder is:

A. Intelligent

B. A fool

C. Has an ulterior motive

In summary: There are plenty of things that we have faith in that we do not fully understand. Most of us do not have a complete understanding that when you turned your computer on as to why it worked. You took a step of faith that turning it on… that somehow that it would work. You accept the unseen electrical waves that appear right in front of your eyes when you type your comments here. We do not see the reason for why the messages appear… because the powers that be are invisible to the naked eye. For them to be manifest, we need a monitor… so we can enjoy the experience of this forum.

God is not flesh and blood; He is an eternal Spirit. Immortal and invisible… like the computer waves. He can can not be experienced unless the monitor is turned on. One should approach the Bible in the same way as the monitor. If it works, enjoy it and if it doesn’t, forget it.

Or do you have an ulterior motive? Could it be that the “atheist” can’t find God… as a thief can’t find the policeman? Could it be that your logic is clouding your good judgment?”

-Jonathon



613 Responses to “Billions of years ago”

  1. iron mike says:

    You are one arrogant son of a bitch.

    Also, not everyone here is a Atheist.

  2. Spekkio says:

    “Is [God] willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then is he impotent.
    Is he able, but not willing? Then is he malevolent.
    Is he both able and willing? Whence then is evil?
    Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God?”
    -Epicurus

    By the way, Jonathon, the banana hypothesis is false. Humans have been cultivating bananas and manipulating their evolution for a long time.

    And simply because one does not understand how a system works does not mean that the system is magical.

  3. Geis says:

    Wow. There so much that wrong in this but I’ll take a moment to point out the largest problem that underlies all of them. While analogy is useful in simplifying a complex explanation into more bite-sized pieces, it is not science. It is not proof. It’s not even a good argument. There is nothing convincing in any of the above suppositions. There’s not even anything really intriguing.

    And the banana thing. . . I saw the video on YouTube.

  4. Robin Lionheart says:

    You’re apparently recounting Ray Comfort’s arguments from episode 7 of Way of the Master at us. IronChariots.org has a point-by-point breakdown of the flaws in these fallacious arguments, as well as others made in that episode.

  5. Blackbird says:

    Another example of someone who rejects evolution despite having no understanding of what it is. Evolution is not chance. It is a highly non-random process. If you cannot understand and appreciate one of the most elegant solutions mankind has ever obtained for itself (natural selection), I weep for you.
    .
    Plus, have you seen a wild banana? Click here http://cairnarvon.rotahall.org/pics/wildbanana.jpg. If anything, bananas are further proof of evolution because we can use selective breeding to create bananas that are much more desirable.
    .
    Please, please. I beg you. Educate yourself on a subject before you make up your mind on it.

  6. Pwnstafarian says:

    There is no order to the atom, because of quantum mechanics.

    and we don’t say there is no god. we just say that from all observable
    evidence, the flying spaghetti monster is god

    see, of course a building has a builder.
    in the way the beer volcano was created by the fsm.
    and everything else was created by the fsm

    RAmen

  7. Sarah says:

    This has got to be fake. No rational person would cite the banana video as lending credence to ID; it’s too stupid.

  8. Fluff? says:

    To write that the banana happened by accident is even more unintelligent than to write that no one designed the Coca Cola can.

    hahahaha…

    i just laf. whats the point of explaining anything. you obviously believe totally in this.

    good luck, and may you be touched by his noodly appendage some day and see the light.

    RAmen

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