Why creationism is irrelevant

Most of the time, creationism refers to the belief in the creation stories in the book of Genesis. I don’t have a problem with people believing this if they want to, but I will explain why I do not.

Chapter 1 of Genesis describes God creating things by just speaking. It does not explain who God is talking to. Also, I don’t think that this God is involved today in the world. I can’t prove or disprove whether God exists but I can be sure that God has not given me answers to the questions I have. I do not expect humans to give me the answers because I would expect God to be able to speak to me directly and answer all the questions I have. Until this happens I have no foundation for believing anything other that what I can see, hear, feel, taste, or smell.

I can say nothing about creationism except explain that I don’t believe the biblical creation myth. I don’t know if the earth was created or why someone would want to create it or the life on it.

But the main problem I have with the book of Genesis is that it is full of things that are irrelevant and false. For example, God told Adam that the day he ate from the tree of knowledge of good and evil, he would die. This is not true according to the story. Adam and Eve both ate from it. Later on we find out that Adam lived 930 years and that Eve lived to be at least 130 years old to give birth to Seth. Adam didn’t “begat” Seth by himself.

Here are quotes from the King James Version of the book of Genesis to show the contradiction about death.

“And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it:for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.” – Genesis 2:16-17

“And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil. And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat. And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.” – Genesis 3:4-7

“And all the days that Adam lived were nine hundred and thirty years:and he died.” – Genesis 5:5

The only way that all these verses can be considered true is to admit that God was wrong and the Serpent was right. Aside from that, no knowledge of good or evil came from eating the fruit. All they learned was that they were naked. Nakedness is irrelevant to good or evil.


Why evolutionism is irrelevant

I have nothing personally against evolution. I think that the theory of evolution may explain some things. I know that the Chihuahua and Great Dane are both types of dogs. I have read that they are descendants of the Grey Wolf. I am fine with this and I think there is a chance that it is true. I also see that there are amazing examples of extreme physical change in living things. For example, the way tadpoles slowly become adult frogs. Even I have evolved from tiny baby, fetus, or clump of cells into an adult primate.

I am not very interested in knowing everything about how each animal evolved. I know that I don’t have billions of years to witness it all and I think that most of it is irrelevant. I do not think that everything about my mind or emotions comes from my ancestors. I think that the majority of who I am and what I do comes from the experiences I have every day.

While I think that genetic evolution is true, I do not think that it in any way is relevant to morality, religion, or my own life. I can’t take the credit or the blame for what genes I got. I had no control over what sexual things my ancestors did before I was conceived. I just have to make use of what I have.

I also don’t think that evolution explains the origin of life. I don’t even need to believe that life had an origin. Maybe life has been evolving over an unlimited time. I don’t think that people should make assumptions about things in the past that can’t be tested. I think some things are unknowable.

Why relativism is irrelevant

The word “relative” means the same thing as “relevant”. This in itself is not a problem, but the term “relativism” is the name of a moral philosophy. It means that what is good or bad is “relative” to the opinions of the people involved in a situation.

Someone may believe that lying is bad, but then say that it is good to lie if it saves the life of someone. It is hard to come up with an example of how telling a lie would be good. Even if someone can come up with a situation like that, I know that I could not lie to protect myself or another person. If I am aware that telling the truth in response to a question could have a bad result, I can stay silent.

But relativism also implies that there is no standard of truth or morality. If morality is just a matter of opinion, then I only need to say that my opinion is that there is an absolute morality that has always existed. Someone could tell me that I am wrong, but then it is their word against mine. If two people say completely opposite things. One of them is true and the other false. Pretending that something is true and false at the same time is a contradiction. A person can only do this if they are confused, dishonest, or have not yet noticed the conflict.

Just because something is true does not mean it is good. It may be true that an act is bad. There may be an action that is good but that no one has had the courage to do.

Why the Trinity is irrelevant

A trinity is any group of three things that are relevant to each other. This applies to a triangle, a three leaf clover, or a pizza cut into three pieces. Synonyms of trinity include trio, triad, and triplet. You can guess that if a word starts with “tri”, it has something to do with the number three.

Most of the time that someone talks about a trinity, they are referring to the “Holy Trinity”. In Christianity, the three parts of God are referred to as the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. This is one of the teachings of Christianity that I never saw the relevance of. God could have three parts, but it is also possible that there is a fourth part of God that is named Bob. It is not possible to prove or disprove this theory but anyone is free to believe or disbelieve in Bob as they choose.

In case anyone asks why they have never heard of Bob, my guess is that Bob is an introvert who is not interested in showing himself to the rest of the universe. I am 99% sure that I created Bob in my own image, but since I can never be absolutely sure of this, I will not waste my time debating with anybody about the existence of Bob.

Why Christianity is irrelevant

I am not going to state my opinion on any specific beliefs of Christianity in my explanation of why Christianity is irrelevant to me. My other blog posts and books are sufficient to explain why I can’t be a Christian. Instead, I want to explain that Christianity is irrelevant to itself. Some sources I read say that there are 33000 denominations of Christianity. Other sources have even higher numbers. Wikipedia said approximately 41000. In any case, there are a lot of them.

The people claiming to be Christians are separated into denominations which have differences of beliefs. When the people in a church have a disagreement over something, then the group splits and they go their separate ways.

Without a single clear definition of EXACTLY what it means to be a Christian, then I have no idea what it means. This makes the label of “Christian” irrelevant. I can in no way guess what someone believes just because they say they are Christian.

Most branches of Christianity would say that a Christian is someone who follows Jesus. This causes me to ask one simple question: Why are they all walking in different directions?

I have read much of the bible and I am familiar with the teachings of Jesus. Based on what I have read, Jesus would not approve of Christianity.

Why democracy is irrelevant

Democracy is the idea that decisions can be made by people voting. The majority opinion is what wins. The problem with this system is that there is no stability. There is no standard at all if it is based on what people think. It is possible for anything to change.

Politicians are voted in because they can say whatever is likely to win them the votes of the citizens. After the election, they can easily break all the promises they never intended to keep. This is exactly the same as what men do to talk women into marrying them. It is dishonesty no matter how I look at it.

Besides, the majority opinion may not reflect the views of the majority. For example, if people who vote about whether cars should be legal, I can guess that the majority of people would vote yes because they have to drive their cars to wherever they need to be to vote. Their opinion may be the majority, but it certainly does not apply to people like me who don’t drive cars. I don’t think that pedestrians would vote.

Democracy also makes no sense in the matter of abortion because those who are killed are the babies, who are unable to vote. This is similar to the way that nonhuman animals are unable to vote in laws concerning whether they should be burnt as sacrifices to the God of the jews. I can guess that if those who are dead had a chance to communicate what it was like to be killed by abortion, war, or poverty, they would help the living see how their choices affect others.

Democracy is even worse when the majority decides what is or is not “taught” to children in schools. Obviously, this results in the majority opinion staying the same if children are led to believe that something is relevant, true, or good because the majority says so.

This is explains very clearly how my opinions do not match those of others. Being home-schooled allowed me to think in a way that others were not allowed to. Not all parents will teach their children what is true, but I still think that parents should have more say in a child’s education than people who will never meet the children they are making decisions for.

The world is a mess no matter how I look at it. Democracy can certainly have advantage over a system where one person makes decisions for everyone else, but democracy has too many obvious flaws that attract people who want to control other people.

There is no such thing as a perfect political system simply because there people are not perfect. If people could choose of their own will to just be nice, there would be no need for government. I don’t think I will see it happen in my lifetime, but I certainly like the idea.

Why dating is irrelevant

I never did get the concept of dating. It seems that dating is just a social thing that people do which has no meaning to me. When I have any friend who happens to be a girl, some people assume that I have some “romantic” or “sexual” interest in her. It shows how little they know about me if they think this.

I do not like someone as “more than just a friend”. I also do not dislike someone as “more than just an enemy”. Some people come up with all kinds of categories for their relationships with each person. I do not have the type of memory which would allow this.

I would appreciate it if someone would explain what they mean when they talk about dating or marriage. I do not understand these things at all. When someone says that they are dating someone or gets a boyfriend, girlfriend, husband, or wife, should I be happy or sad?

I think that the reason so many people get hooked on dating someone is that they are looking for a friend. It shows that they do not have someone they can connect with.

My thoughts always come back to who is relevant to me. When someone is relevant, no longer do I feel the need to date or marry them. Instead I write about them on my blog.