Tuesday, September 3, 2013
What Happened, and When Did It Happen? Story 4
"Whaddiya mean?" Omega said.
"Well, you've got great Christians who don't believe in evolution, and you've got other great Christians who think evolution is a very important clue in how things occur out in the wild." Suze said. "I'm sorta confused by that too."
"Yeah," Larry said. "It's like Alpha did everything in seven days, in one big whump, and then he didn't do anything else. There's been a change or two in the mean time. Was he happy with that? Did he have any part of that?"
Marcus said, "In my Africa, there are millions of animals. Million and kazillions of 'em. Did Alpha design each one of them? Give them different lives and different things to eat? Like you either get snakes for lunch or maybe coconuts. I mean, who knows?
The kids were setting in the backyard of the old, abandoned church. It had somehow got put back together, like a dream. They were sitting around a fire pit, eating hot dogs, and drinking rootsy pops. It was the time of night when the big questions came out. Ones that kids like to think about.
"Well, I don't have any trouble with little birds who have a beak that is the wrong size and the wrong shape to get at it's favorite worm, and in time, the beak begins to get longer and leaner, until, one day, it fits exactly in the worm hole," Tim said. "To me, that's a God thing. Using the available biology to get where you need to go."
"Yeah, I think so too." Julie said.
"It's like you've been doing something wrong for your whole life, and then one day, you understand where you went wrong, and how to fix it," Cheryl said. "So you do. It's like God finally give you the tools to fix it."
"So, Omega. Is your Dad still at work on us?" Larry asked. "That seems to me to be the big question,"