It’s Sunday and I’m here in Virginia picking up the kids from Camp Marmie. They had a blast all week but were excited to see me. My drive was uneventful – I just plugged in my audiobook (“Pride and Prejudice”) and enjoyed the adventures of Lizzie Bennet and Mark Darcy, Mr. Bingley and Jane Bennet. I pulled into my parents’ church parking lot for the Saturday night service just as Lydia and Mr. Wickham returned home from their unexpected wedding.
This morning the car has been packed up, the kids are eating breakkies, and we’ll be hitting the road within the hour. CootieGirl has lamented that she didn’t get to go to the pool at all this week, so I told her we’d go when we get home. CootieBoy says he wants to watch “The Monkees” when he gets home. We aim to please, so that shouldn’t be a problem either.
Last night Marmie and I watched “Expelled,” the Ben Stein movie about the attempt of Darwinists to ostracize anyone who is a proponent of Intelligent Design. What cracked me up was the interview Ben Stein did with Richard Dawkins, a staunch Darwinist and atheist. Ben asked him where life came from, and Dawkins said he didn’t know. Ben followed up, asking why it was so bad to consider there was some kind of intelligent designer who created life on earth. At that point Dawkins said that it was possible that in another universe there was intelligent life so far ahead of our own that it created the design for life and seeded it on Earth.
So, he IS willing to believe that an alien from another universe created life on Earth (despite there being no evidence whatsoever), but is not willing to believe that a spiritual Creator could have started it all off? WOW. As Ben Stein said (paraphrased), “So it’s not that Dawkins doesn’t believe in Intelligent Design – he just doesn’t believe in an Intelligent Design that includes God.”
The other point that Ben Stein was able to show during an interview with another scientist was that Darwin NEVER talks about the beginning of life – despite the misleading title of his book (The Origin of Species). His book picks up AFTER life has begun – and discusses evolution. But his book does NOT discuss the true origin of the first cell, the first living, breathing thing.
In any event, it was an interesting movie and I recommend it.
JenSpeaks is coming over in a bit to say a quick goodbye to the kiddies, and then we hit the road.
And so it comes to an end – waking up every morning to a house that is miraculously just as clean as it was the day before. Those were good days….