“Hey, I just took a bite of Wheaties. What are you doing?”
Maybe we can reach third world levels of education if we just keep trying.
Orvis Smith, Weatherford
Challenging one’s beliefs
Which are we to follow or to believe?
For years the debate on evolution or creation captured the total attention of not only the American public, but also on the world stage. Lawsuits and courts have been involved over years, in the contentious issue.
Recently, I had lunch with a friend who I knew was an agnostic. We talked about the hereafter, heaven, hell and if paradise ever existed, or if it will happen again.
I was surprised to hear him say that he had talked to some people who believe that hell is right here. In a way, I understood why some people who believe that. He told me that in some African countries, the natives who virtually live on the ground live in total destitution. I told him that was why missionaries were needed. He told me that the human need should be addressed first. I agreed.
Although a scientific link is missing between monkeys and man, he shared with me that many people who live in poverty say that they, in order to survive, virtually have to live like an animal. I understood.
Next he reminded me that America was the wealthiest nation in the world. But in many of American cities, those in dire poverty walk on one side of the street, while those in wealth roll down the same street in luxury. Many of these wealthy helped steal the American dream from many of these who are homeless today. Shamefully in America, now there is justice for some, no longer liberty and justice for all!
So my answers were few, and my Christian beliefs challenged. So why is there still such strong beliefs about evolution? Maybe the political divide between the rich and the poor are so great that the underprivileged are not buying what those who have the most are preaching. The top 4 percent owns more than 52 percent of America’s wealth.
Although I am not a Catholic, we certainly need Pope Francis here in America, instead of money buying off those who are chosen to lead us.
Darwin Yeary, Weatherford