Cumberland Times-News

Editorials

February 9, 2013

Creationism is the world view that encourages compassion

Every one, especially older teens and adults, has an opinion about life. Some opinions are based on facts, some not so much. This then is how a person views the world, one’s world view.

When one bases that life view on truths, then what was just an opinion develops into a defendable world view. There are basically only two world views — Creationism and Evolutionism.

In his letter to the editor, dated Feb. 4 in the Cumberland Times-News, titled “Humanity’s evolution seems to have arrived at a crossroads” Don Keefauver expressed what many people hold to as a world view — that the human race “has been evolving for about 200,000 years and will continue to evolve.”

Evolutionism, like Creationism, is a theory. Both are a belief system based on historical facts, such as the fossil record. Therefore, it becomes critically important how one interprets the facts to establish a world view.

Evolutionism concludes that mankind has been evolving for millions of years. Creationism concludes we were created about 6,000 years ago.

Interestingly, on the same page that day, Bill O’Reilly’s article stated that abortion is wrong; the editorial was about obeying the law; Robert Surgenor wrote about reverence for God; and Al Eisner’s article supports the death penalty. All are tenets that Creationism holds to because they are Bible truths.

Evolutionism rejects the biblical record given by the only One Who really knows all things, the Creator God.

Creationism interprets the historical evidence from the biblical perspective and rightly concludes that mankind is not evolving but was created about 6,000 years ago by a special act of God. That world view will encourage people to be more compassionate towards all.

Klellen McGraw

Cumberland

 

1
Text Only
Editorials
  • Get involved Get involved

    Cumberland residents who want to make an impact on their community have an opportunity in that the city is seeking applicants for five of its boards.

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • If we don’t sell it to them, somebody else will

    The front page article on coal exports by AP writer Dina Cappiello is one of the most asinine and biased “news” articles I’ve read (“Not in my backyard: U.S. sending dirty coal abroad,” July 29 Times-News, Page 1A).

    July 30, 2014

  • Not a villain Not a villain

    Time was that we looked for heroes. Heroes of the make-believe variety have sold a lot of comic books. We also had real-life heroes like Presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy, whose deaths the whole nation mourned.
    These days, we seem to be more interested in looking for villains. “Vote for me because I’m the good guy” has taken a back seat to “Don’t vote for him, because he’s the bad guy.”

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • About time About time

    Although many Cumberland streets are in need of repair and improvements, the decision by city and county officials to address Greene Street is a good one.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • Where is it?

    Once upon a time, the Maryland Chamber of Commerce held its annual conventions at the Bedford Springs resort hotel near Bedford, which is in Pennsylvania.

    July 28, 2014

  • Korean War Korean War

    July 27, 2014 1 Photo

  • Sloppy lawmaking is to blame

    July 27, 2014

  • C-minus grade C-minus grade

    If a survey conducted by Thumbtack.com and the Kaufman Foundation is an accurate portrayal, Maryland has a long way to go to become a business-friendly state.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Big loophole Big loophole

    How ironic — and how sad — that the Potomac Highlands Airport Authority plans a closed executive session to discuss the open meetings law.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo 1 Story

  • Preposterous Preposterous

    File this one under the We Thought We’d Heard Everything category: A man who attempted the armed robbery of a pizza shop is now suing the pizzeria and the employees who tackled him and wrestled his gun away during the holdup.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo