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    Do you guys believe that the Earth was once one huge land and slowly drifted (continental drift) into the way they are now? Here is what I mean: http://geology.com/pangea.htm

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    I dont even believe in Earth
    Originally posted by Job 34:19
    God is not partial to princes and does not favor the rich over the poor, for they are all the work of His hands.

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    • #3
      Hi StrongVibe.
      I believe when God created the earth it was one land mass. Genesis 1:9 might suggest that there was originally one continent when it says the water was gathered into "one place."
      I think it would be a mistake to assume (as God haters do) that continental drift has always been constant.

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      • #4
        Is there a reason I shouldn't believe that? I didn't think it was a matter of "belief" or "faith".

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        • #5
          I think it would be a mistake to assume (as God haters do) that continental drift has always been constant.
          Why in the world would you consider me a "God hater" because I believe in continental drift? And how can you make such a generalization?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by StrongVibe View Post
            Do you guys believe that the Earth was once one huge land and slowly drifted (continental drift) into the way they are now? Here is what I mean: http://geology.com/pangea.htm
            I was taught that this is true in school actually. The continent shapes do sorta fit together in my opinion.

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            • #7
              Hi Matthew 12:21
              Is there a reason I shouldn't believe that?
              If you are asking if you shouldn't believe that land masses have constantly drifted apart at a rate of a few cms a year, then yes, there's a very good reason why you shouldn't believe it.

              I didn't think it was a matter of "belief" or "faith".
              Since no one on earth knows for sure, it has to be a matter of belief or faith.

              Why in the world would you consider me a "God hater" because I believe in continental drift?
              I never considered you a God hater. I said God haters believe continental drift has always remained constant. People who consider themselves christians may also believe this. This flawed thinking adds to the "evidence" that the earth is older than the number of hamburgers McDonalds has sold. Of course the argument is used by God hating people to show how we are the product of chance. Watch out who you're arguing for, kid.

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              • #8
                Wow, and here I thought it was a proven fact that continents are adrift.

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                • #9
                  If you are asking if you shouldn't believe that land masses have constantly drifted apart at a rate of a few cms a year, then yes, there's a very good reason why you shouldn't believe it.
                  Alright, I'm listening.

                  Since no one on earth knows for sure, it has to be a matter of belief or faith.
                  No, faith is "belief that is not based on proof". (dictionary.com) There is substantial proof for continental drift.

                  I never considered you a God hater. I said God haters believe continental drift has always remained constant. People who consider themselves christians may also believe this. This flawed thinking adds to the "evidence" that the earth is older than the number of hamburgers McDonalds has sold. Of course the argument is used by God hating people to show how we are the product of chance. Watch out who you're arguing for, kid.
                  I am not arguing for any person, and I have not been brainwashed into "anti-God" rhetoric. The Theory of Continental Drift is just that- a theory. It's not a religious sacrament, it's not "anti-God". It's the best hypothesis for how the continents formed.

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                  • #10
                    Hi rchivers.
                    Wow, and here I thought it was a proven fact that continents are adrift.
                    They are.

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                    • #11
                      Hi Matthew 12:21.
                      Alright, I'm listening.
                      If continents took millions of years to drift apart, the Bible is unreliable as to the age of the earth and therefore unreliable when it comes to anything else.

                      No, faith is "belief that is not based on proof". (dictionary.com) There is substantial proof for continental drift.
                      Faith and belief may also be based on observation. The diciples believed Jesus to be the Messiah because of the things He did. Their faith was based on evidence....evidence which became infallible after He rose from the dead (Acts1:3). I'm not disputing the evidnece that continents are drifting apart, just that the rate of movement hasn't always been the same. I hope you can understand this.

                      I am not arguing for any person, and I have not been brainwashed into "anti-God" rhetoric.
                      Ok, just be aware that everything you say on this site might affect someone who's reading it. Continental drift was originally theorized by a believer. It is now used by atheists as "evidence" that the earth is much older than the Bible claims.

                      It's the best hypothesis for how the continents formed.
                      The unbelievers will tell you that evolution is the best theory of how we got here too. Do you believe them?

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                      • #12
                        I believe that the earth was once one big land mass and slowly drifted into what it is now. What I don't get is how people argue that the earth is 6000-10000 years old. I was always under the impression that it was 4.5 billion years old (or something like that)

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by StrongVibe View Post
                          I believe that the earth was once one big land mass and slowly drifted into what it is now. What I don't get is how people argue that the earth is 6000-10000 years old. I was always under the impression that it was 4.5 billion years old (or something like that)
                          It may well be true that there once was one giant land mass however there are numerous problems with the idea of gradual continental drift over millions of years. From a Biblical perspective, individual continents are most likely the result of Noah's flood and this could happen in a very short period of time. You also need to keep in mind that the age of anything cannot be proven with the scientific method (only eyewitness accounts provide proof of age) and that the area of historical science relies on many assumptions and presuppostions when CALCULATING dates or ages.

                          Anyway, here is an article that discusses the issue of continental drift.

                          Cheers
                          Leigh

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                          • #14
                            Hi StrongVibe.
                            There's a creation scientist named John Baumgardner who thinks the earth could have been rapidly separated by some catastrophe.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by rchivers View Post
                              I was taught that this is true in school actually. The continent shapes do sorta fit together in my opinion.
                              and are going to beleive everything that you were/are taught at school? I was tought that evolution was true but I don't believe that...
                              "For God did not send his Son into the World to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God's one and only Son." John 3:17-19

                              "Not because of who I am
                              But because of what You've done
                              Not because of what I've done
                              But because of who You are" -Casting Crowns I am Yours

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