Creationists and Evolutionists: are They Both Correct?
I use the category health and science because that's what I usually write and if we're not healthy in all respects, including spiritually, we're not healthy at all.
I’ll refer to creationism first because C comes before E in the alphabet.
Let’s suppose, for a moment, that we all truly believe in a divine deity or a supreme being. If we consider human development, we find that learning, progress and change are part of the experience of growing older. As we travel through life, we change how we act, react, cling to or let go of possessions, people and our personal beliefs.
If we take known traits of all things that possess a higher form of brain development into consideration, and use them as a blueprint for all things in the universe, considering that we’re supposed to be created in the likeliness of a supreme being, we’d think it entirely possible that a supreme being would progress in the same manner. If that is the case, and nothing we know of or have ever discovered has come in completely formed, grown and possessing complete and irrefutable knowledge, we can begin to see how the universe and the Earth could change and progress in both creationism and evolutionism.
For the sake of brevity, I’m not going earlier than physical birth. When we’re first born, our universe consists of the area that we can see from where we’re lying. At that time, we’re capable of taking in events, processing them and seeing objects in our small universe. We probably begin to form basic patterns, or at least ideas, about how we would like to possess or change the small universe that surrounds us.
Once we’re capable of crawling, we’ll return to the known, the breast that fed us, the bed we slept in, etc., but we also begin to change the scene around us, to the best of our abilities. We break things, discard others, make new things and change the physical structure of what we can, in our learning processes. The things that resemble us most, or that we have the greatest fascination for, are retained the longest. As we change and replace things, we find that some things work better, some are no longer useable for what we want to accomplish and others don’t work anymore because we broke them. It’s all a learning process. An evolutionary trip from creation to creation, from old to new, from past to future.
Items and toys that were all consuming as babies are left behind as we discover, remake or invent new things. As our knowledge and intellect grows, we begin to seek and be involved with more complex items. If our toy box is too small for the new, and we’re no longer interested in the old, we have to dispose of something to make room for new interests.
If we use the above example of human experience, and change human to supreme being, we can see parallels. I realize that many “true believers” will reject this theory and read no further, but that’s their choice, and also one of the reasons we have wars on all levels. When we choose to close our minds, we stop our progress. If we believe in creationism and that we’re here to learn, or if we believe in evolution and our learning here contributes to future evolution, we have to believe that progress is part of the plan, either plan.
If we use progress as a spiritual guide, and see a supreme being evolving and progressing spiritually, and we’re not stuck in religious dogma, we see a supreme being progressing from creating the universe from a void, to planets and the Earth, advancing to single celled organisms, then to more complex species such as dinosaurs, then moving on to creating early mammals and then to humans. If we open our minds, tap into our subconscious, eliminate our conscious minds’ dogma and the rhetoric and beliefs of others, we may be able to see that progress is an essential part of spirituality and life. Closing our minds to new information is going against what a supreme being and creationism would seem to be all about. Closing our minds to progress also flies in the face of evolutionism.
In this hypothesis, we can see that creationism and evolutionism can be the same, that they aren’t separate theories, and neither is worth going to war over to prove we’re right and the other is wrong. Most established institutions, governments, religions, corporations, cultures and clans, lifestyle choices, individual territories, my toy and not yours, are all stuck in the “either/or, right/wrong” belief system. If progress is part of the grand plan, then we need to look beyond what we learned when we were first created by a supreme being, or advanced beyond swimming around in the muck as a single celled organism.
Tags: Creation , Evolution , Spirituality , Human , Health
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