Creationist Journalism in an Evolutionary World

Posted: 02/05/2014 in Evolution, Religion, Science
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As a lot of you know, I’ve been researching and writing on Creation Astronomy Now for the past 6 months, and here recently I’ve started writing for Creationist Company. I’ve learned a lot in that time about blogging. While a lot of people in the online communities and social networks have been decent, I have also experienced a lot of trials and persecution. Part of the persecution I’ve seen has been: disregard in the scientific community, the pain of researching with evolutionary sources, and the occasional attacks that I receive from Atheists.

When I first started blogging I thought I could have a vast audience by being neutral: talk only about things that both sides agree on and don’t go into any origins. I soon learned that even tolerance is not tolerable. Evolutionists don’t just want us to not mention evolution, they want us to either approve of it, or be silent altogether. However, I’ve found being completely silent about origins is impossible.

Another problem that I’ve had to learn to work with is using my sources. When a new development in the field of astronomy comes up, I have to go to one of the top astronomy news sites. And almost every one of these sources have at least some form of evolutionary content whether it’s referencing it, or claiming to have evidence for it. Any time I write an article, I have to not only read my sources, I have to think about the evidence that they don’t mention, and see the problems that they either don’t know about or don’t bring up.

Finally, occasionally I’ll get noticed online or on a social network by some Atheist who will attack me and call me all sorts of not nice things. While it is a temptation to comment back in the same manner, I avoid any kind of sarcastic remark in the reply. I usually try to give 1 (occasionally 2) reply before ignoring them altogether. Of course, if their comment is just too stupid, or if the atheist uses naughty words, I’ll just delete the comment.

A lot of people seem to think that if we would just be tolerant, the world wouldn’t be so hostile towards us. Some Christians even say we need to just back down from our stand and advocate peace. I don’t know what Christ you follow, but I follow the one that said: “I have not come to bring peace, but a sword” (Mathew 10:34).

The fact of the matter is that this world is not our home. So I guess the world is just making sure we don’t get to comfortable.

I’m now part of Creationist Company’s team! Be sure to check them out and see my bio at http://www.creationistcompany.com/vinnie-harned

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Comments
  1. Cheri Fields says:

    This is so exciting! You’re getting the kind of education in apologetics and thinking most of us don’t get for ages, if ever. Kudos on being nice back no matter what. It is hard, but we have an amazing example in our Lord and Master.
    I’ve been hanging out with a bunch of creationists who’ve been working in the field for decades (not one has a facebook page). A lot of them are worried the younger generation isn’t interested in creation like they used to be. It is so much fun pointing to you guys showing them how much hope there is!
    Good for you recognizing how mainstream scientists suppress the truth. It will be much easier when you have the knowledge to interpret the scientific papers where they have to admit to more. 😀
    PS, have you adjusted your profanity setting on facebook? If someone uses a bad word on my page, I don’t even see it.

    • vinnieharned says:

      Thanks I get excited every time I hear about people (especially teens) getting involved.
      I’ll have to see if I can get that setting on Facebook. It may be helpful in the near future!

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