Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Is Creationism THAT Important?!

I had people stay recently.  They brought a dvd for my kids to watch.  About creationism.

Fine.  My kids love science and we strongly believe in creationism.

I didn't see the beginning of the film, but came down about a third of the way through.

I had a hard time not shutting the video off.  It was only respect for my guests that let me leave it on, but I had to have a heart to heart talk with my kids afterwards.

It wasn't the message.  It was how it was portrayed.  I had never seen such a mocking, degrading way of portraying truth.  It caricatured non-believers as idiots, liars, and stupid. Even made science teacher's voices sound like a dumb man on cartoons.

I was horrified!

I'd far rather my kids sit in a class on evolution than they watch this movie!!!

What is worse - a unbeliever who believes evolution or a believer who mocks unbelievers?  Aren't we called to love?!

I told my kids that if I ever heard them ever speaking to a non-believer in that tone of voice or that way that.... that... that I'd knock their heads together!  We have the truth - we can afford to be merciful and kind!  We can treat others with respect.  We MUST treat others with respect.

I still hold firmly to my belief that no one has ever been won to Christ by being laughed at by Christians.

As far as I can see, the only people Jesus was rude to was not the lost, but the spiritual leaders who pretended to be righteous when they really were lost.

Thankfully, my kids were just as horrified as I was, but they were uncomfortable and unsure what to do since guests had asked them to watch this film, and they did not want to appear rude by walking away.

wow.  Give me an unsaved person any day over a Christian who mocks unbelievers.  At least we can have a sensible discussion then.  In the end, it is not the person's view of creation that will matter - it is their view of Jesus.  And if they get that right, the rest will fall into place.


junglewife said...

TOTALLY agreed. I was listening to some elementary-age boys here mocking scientists who don't believe in God, and I was just tongue-tied as to what I should say. I often have a case of "thought of the best thing to say long after the fact" but your post says it all very well. We as Christians sometimes find our pet projects/cherished beliefs, and hold them up, far above people. God doesn't call us to love beliefs and ideals. He calls us to love HIM and others.

Anonymous said...

I've hidden so many friends on facebook in the past few months as the US election was going on for exactly this reason. I was honestly shocked at the HATE I heard coming from the mouths of my believing friends (technically, from their fingers as they typed, but it all comes from the same heart!)