“If God created Adam from dirt, why does dirt still exist? Checkmate Christians.”
HAHA. For the theists that use the “If we evolved from monkeys, why are there still monkeys around?” argument.
This is an inconsistent, illogical argument. The whole premise of Creation is that God intervened in a closed system, interrupting otherwise consistent natural laws. Dirt, in such a system, would remain dirt without intervention. God, however, provided intervention. Christianity allows for (demands, even) supernatural involvement with specific (not universal) consequence. Secularism (or one step further, atheism), demands that natural laws have no interruption. There is no provision for a cause of specific change. Therefore, if change occurs, it is random. If humans “evolved” as superior (i.e. “more fit”) beings in a system that disallows supernatural intervention, their inferior predecessors would be at an evolutionary disadvantage. Theoretically, both species could “evolve” into different niches, choosing to live in different ecosystems. So the real conundrum is not the persistent existence of “monkeys” after the theoretical evolution of man, but the coexistence of evolutionarily inferior “monkeys” (I use the term loosely) with humans in the same ecosystems. Checkmate, purported “scientific” argument.
There is a passage in Numbers 30 that addresses the feminine tendency to promise more than is reasonable to deliver. Interestingly, God’s provision for single women living at home and married women allows for their vows (commitments) to be released by their fathers or husbands.
Widows and divorced women have no such provision. In this day, however, there are many women who live neither in father’s nor husband’s household (I am one of them).
God never said it is not good for woman to be alone, but He never had to say so; it is implied by the order of creation. And as a woman who has vowed countless times things impossible to deliver (classic case of mouth bigger than brawn), I have to wonder: who stands in the gap for us, the women without anyone to undo our hasty and burdensome commitments?
Is this the price we pay for our so fiercefully defended independence?