Christian Creationism vs. Evolution
by Jennis Strickland
Copyright 2005 by Jennis Strickland Managing Director The Open Cheops Committee
Reprinted with permission
The contention between fundamentalist Christians and the scientific community
regarding the evolution of humans from apes is completely unnecessary. Both
views are but two sides of the same coin. The trouble with coins is that it
takes a mirror to see both sides at the same time. One witness says ‘heads;’ the
other ‘tails,’ yet both are correct. Seeming contradictions are just that:
Religion preceded science. God, the one and only original thinker of the
first thought, the uncaused cause of all causation, the first mind that had self
awareness, the conscious energy from which all else has been generated, the one
which was before all others, can not be limited in any way. This is the first
principle of all ‘religion’ per se. None deny that God, by any name, in any
language, in any or all aspects, by definition, can not be limited. Humankind is
powerless to place any limitations upon God itself.
Science has quantified observable data and determined that apparently the
universe en toto is bursting forth from a point in Time and Space when a “ big
bang” went off and ejected matter into space. This process is still evolving.
Science also informs that the planet Earth came into being some five to eight
billion years ago, as we measure Time in the present day. The time from the big
bang to the time the Earth came into being is inestimably long. However long
that was equals the time it took the primordial consciousness to evolve to the
point where it had nearly the creative power as did its progenitor.
The Supreme Being remains in an unaltered, and undifferentiated state as it
was in the beginning, is now, and ever will be, worlds without end. And it also
pervades its created universe. It dwells within its own creation. When matter
was primaeval the consciousness within it was also primaeval. As primary
elements and substances became differentiated, consciousness also became
differentiated. As matter became more complex, consciousness acquired more
knowledge of it. This is to say that consciousness pervades the entire created
universe, and it is evolving. Because it evolves, its creation evolves. It may
be deemed a tandem evolution. As above, so below.
THE SCIENCE of the MAKER identifies the scale that was use in crafting the
planet Earth. It is a scale that links Time and Measure. At conception, in its
pristine state, the circumference of the Earth was exactly 130,900,000 feet in
length. This is a minuscule arc segment of a master circumference 3,141,600,000
feet in length. The latter represents an expression of Pi in the macrocosm as an
even number for the equivalent of nine decimal places. Both the number of
seconds in a day ( 86,400,) and the total inches in the perimeter of the Great
Pyramid of Cheops are equally commensurate with Macrocosmic Pi ( 36,325.25.) The
smallest whole increment of the foot, and the smallest whole division of the
clock are equal when calibrated against Macrocosmic Pi. Exactitude like this did
not come as a random event, big or otherwise. Exactitude like this had intent.
Macrocosmic Pi is the universal constant by which Time and Space are calibrated.
With macrocosmic Pi the Science of the Maker becomes identified by the Science
of the Made.
Intent requires thought. Thought requires consciousness. That a unified
Time/Measure scale is given indicates a plan. A plan requires a planner. From
this standpoint it may be said that there is scientific evidence establishing
the presence of a Creator in the matter world of Time, Space, and Causation. In
fact, we live because it lives with us. It is a shared consciousness. The
progress made since the creation of the material universe and the creation of
this planet is the work of a higher level of mentation. A mentation that exists
between ourselves and the one and only, eternally undifferentiated Supreme
Being. Humankind was derivative of a differentiated consciousness. We have many
of its attributes.
Science once again tells us that the planet was, for the longest time,
chemically active but organically inert. Then came amino acids , bacteria, self
generating life forms, regenerating life forms, reproducing life forms,
multi-cells, in the oceans, on the land, in the sky. Life sprang forth and never
ceased. With many gaps we leap to fossilized remains linking primordial single
cell organisms to a point where evolution reached what we now call primates. The
scientific support for this is unassailable.
The Creator consciousness had itself evolved to the point where success was
inevitable. Once animal life had progressed to a very high state of development,
once the proper nervous system was ready, the Creator, projected its
consciousness into a fetus which resulted in the borning of humankind. Humankind
possess both a material body and an eternal nature, and, like the Creator, we
are born with this innate knowledge. Nothing need be added for humankind to
become immortal, we were created that way. We are naturally immortal beings.
Humanity did not come up from the apes, humanity came down to an ape. The
projection of self awareness into a primate form marked the beginning of human
kind. Human beings are the only species that not only knows it is thinking, but
is capable of having thoughts about other thoughts.
The expectation of direct and personal experience with Divine consciousness
has in modern times been reduced to a post-mortem experience. We are taught by
various religions, and readily accept, that in ancient times specific
individuals either ‘talked with’ or were ‘talked to’ by God itself. All of those
making such claims in the current era are deemed charlatans, insane, or holy.
The facts are that insofar as no organized religion even lays claim to providing
reliable direct experience with the Creator, except as an after death
experience, leads to the conclusion that what is passing for religion in the
here and now has just lost itself in not knowing. The so called creationists are
relying on nothing more than the watered down and codified legends of antique
philosophies. But that doesn’t make them wrong. A stopped clock is correct twice
a day providing observation is made at the right moment. So fundamentalists may
be right from time to time, but for the wrong reasons.
In its essence the Divine teaching which has been incorporated into the
Christian legend of the one called Jesus the Christ is very simple: God, upon
whom no limitations may be placed, descended to inhabit its creation so that the
created could ascend to become a God. It was the descent of Divine consciousness
into an animate, biological form that created the linkage between the Maker and
the made. By our very nature are humans divine, transcendental, psycho-physical
beings. Anything that exists within the world of Time will necessarily come into
being, decay, and return to an inert state. But the consciousness which
possesses self awareness does not. Consciousness is itself eternal. Its
progress, growth, and evolution are also eternal. This concept is integral to
every religion that has ever existed save one. Judaism denies the existence of
continued consciousness per se. With Judaism, man is limited to the world of
Time, Space, and Causation. Jewish doctrine asserts that never is it possible
for the Creator and the created to meet, here or anywhere else.
The mission of Jesus the Christ was to give a demonstration to His people of
continued consciousness as an example of the fact that it can be done. The idea
was to inject the reality of continued consciousness into Judaism. Judaism
denied the given facts of proof. In this regard ‘Christians’ are simply Jews who
came to believe in afterlife. The big Christian error is the assertion that the
phenomena of afterlife itself began with the demonstration given by the one now
called Jesus the Christ. Evidence to the contrary litters the globe. In fact, if
the Bible is to be taken literally, Revelations 11:8 states that Jesus was also
crucified in Egypt. This one passage overturns the linchpin premise of what is
passing for Christianity, for if Jesus was crucified more than once, He had to
have survived at least the first event. The Bible directly contradicts the dogma
upon which modern Christianity is based. Christianity also errs in its tenet
that by nothing more than mere worship of the personality of a Divine
Incarnation are the hard earned abilities and benefits of the Master conferred
to individuals posthumously. Not one of them has ever been able to adequately
explain the hocus pocus of the alacazam. So much for their redeemer idea.
But in the larger view the concepts of physical and spiritual evolution
becoming merged in humankind is not contradictory. The animal kingdom evolved
from primordial matter. Its evolution resulted in the continued refinement of
what we deem the nervous system until such a moment when it was ready to possess
self awareness,(an advanced state of consciousness,) by which it becomes self
sustaining, and thereby joins the Creator in sharing the attribute. The self
awareness of the Creator descended into a pre-developed primate which created a
species that could consciously ascend to become a God. The two sides of this
coin do not contradict one another.
Self awareness is a graduated degree of consciousness that eliminates the
need for continued matter world incarnations. That which is born must die. That
which is not born can not die. By the ascension of individual consciousnesses
into non-material levels of mentation man’s nature is permanently converted from
the physical to the spiritual. The matter world is not our habitat. It is a
stage our consciousness passes through. Lower animals have always been a vehicle
of the migration of Divine consciousness evolving through Time. Divine
consciousness pervades the entire created universe. As God can not be limited in
any way, even the inert matter within its creation is permeated throughout with
Divine consciousness. Self awareness is the differentiating factor between man
and all other life forms. We know we think, and have thoughts and opinions about
The modern debate is far more a political movement than a spiritual one. Its
impetus is to affect government and impose ideology as a matter of law. This is
a re-run of the political control gained by ‘the Holy Roman Church’ when the
Emperor Constantine relinquished his title as Pontifex Maximus to
‘Christianity.’ Catholicism became the official religion of the Roman empire. It
was a bad idea then, it’s a bad idea now.
What is at stake is the principle of separation of church and state. Political alliances between church and states have been the bane of mankind’s existence. Christian politics of “marching as to war with the cross of Jesus going on before” was ended over 200 years ago with the Declaration of Independence. It is apparently a lesson too late for the learning among fundamentalist Christians. They really ought to take the time to catch up to the universal love their Master prescribed. If militant Christians just discarded their anger, the world would instantly become a better place.
Christianity itself can not even specifically identify the author of its
creation story. Many biblical scholars attribute the first five books of the
Christian Bible to the one called Moses. Nowhere does the Book of Genesis
purport that “God’ told somebody the Adam and Eve story. It is too simplistic to
be taken as real. It did supply an explanation that could be accepted among Jews
of the third millenium B.C.E. One would think that the minds of man would have
outgrown the need for fairy stories of this kind; or at least recognize them for
what they are. It may be significant that the Aramaic word ‘adami,’ which means
“the first principle,” seems to be a contraction of ‘ Adam and Eve.’ Adam
connotes the first man. Atom connotes the first particle of matter. The
etymology of these words is related.
Science is the same for all. One of its major checks and balances lies in the
practice and doctrine of repeatability. Before any theory is accepted as factual
it must be duplicated by different scientists who must obtain the same results.
Various creation stories have appeared throughout the world. There are as varied
as the belief systems which have produced them. None of them are based on any
observed or repeatable facts. In this regard every last one of them must be
taken as fiction. While proof is a requirement of science, it is not a component
of belief. That fundamentalist Christians beliefs deserve academic equality with
science defies common intelligence.
The worship of God is not a competition. Whatever the truth is, it applies to
all. Insofar as all Christian dogma is based entirely on legend rather than any
provable facts, the effort to formally force it upon educational systems as a
requirement of law is both unintelligent and counter productive to the highest
ideal of the United States, which is freedom for all. Most of all, freedom of
The Adam and Eve story is unique to Christianity, which is but one among the
many. If our schools are to teach any creation story they must also teach the
creation stories of other religions. What is being sought is no less than a
monopoly of thought throughout educational systems in the U.S. This is one step
away from the establishment of an official national religion, which is
specifically prohibited by the Constitution of the United States.
The issue regarding the teaching of creationism versus evolution is a red
herring. It is a disguised attempt of political control freaks to utilize
religion to consolidate political power. Its imposition as a political issue is
dangerous to us all. As before, it will lead to enforced thought control.
Punishment for ‘improper worship’ will follow. Those who do not learn from
history are doomed to repeat it. Hopefully, the modern world loves freedom more
than ancient dogma. It is well time the pendulum began to swing the other way.
Factual knowledge will always be superior to mere belief. That belief has risen
to the point where it contests facts is a precursor of the fall of the United
States. Whether or not it is too late hangs in the balance..
© April 2005, Potomac Falls, Va. 2005
Copyright 2005 by Jennis Strickland Managing Director The Open Cheops Committee
Reprinted with permission
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