This video, from the new Your Origins Matter blog, is way better. I don’t know why they didn’t use it for the promo instead of that chimp thing.
The video poses a number of questions, then makes a few statements. It’s set to a nice soundtrack (much better than the That’s a Fact one) and is visually appealing. Here are those questions, with a few answers:
- Where did I come from?
As in born? Me, I was born in the hospital down the valley.
- How did life begin?
A much more interesting question. My guess is that we will soon know ‘life’ for the arbitrary distinction that it is, rendering this question rather complex.
- Why is Genesis important?
This should give you no doubt that the ICR is not taking a neutral position of discovery, but is pressurising its world view into the ‘conversation.’
- Is Creation relevant to may faith today?
It should be added that the ICR is here targeting Christians, rather than people with, say, no faith at all for conversion.
- Do I have a purpose?
…does refuting the ICR count? And what is their idea of a ‘purpose’ anyway? Spreading nonsense?
- Is our world an accident or art?
A false dichotomy in the extreme – it can easily be both. Although an ‘accident’ still implies a supernatural entity to do it.
- Disorder or design?
Again, a false dichotomy.
- Why does it matter?
Mr Benton gave a good explanation the other day. Though I wonder what the creationist version is. ‘Believe in YEC or go to hell’ does not sound appealing.
- There are answers.
…in Genesis? Anyway, here begins the statements.
- Cut through the clutter.
Your Origins Matter is not in any way helping here.
- Know what you believe.
Or, as I said in the title, know what to believe. That seems to be what they are saying.
- Discover your design through scripture and science.
So, you’ll be providing evidence for us?
- It makes a difference.
Yes. Yes it does.
Anyway, a minute and a half of video. Enjoy!