Creationism is stupid.
This doesn’t require a lot of critical thinking to determine, though it does require some of it. The idea behind creationism is that an omnipotent, omniscient, perfectly benevolent and unique god (typically male for some reason) decided to create the entirety of the universe, including all life and especially including humanity “in his image”.
These attributes are ridiculous. Omnipotence and omniscience don’t even deserve debate, they don’t make sense as concepts because you can’t have “the most” strength or knowledge when these things are not quantitatively exhaustive. Perfect benevolence sort of makes sense in theory, though not in this case since this god is described in mythology as being a proud and wrathful deity. Unique, whatever, sure, only one of these beings could ever exist for some arbitrary reason. Male, yeah no, sexes only make sense for animals that are evolutionarily directed toward sexual reproduction. On that note, humans are not so special that they are somehow exempt from the descriptor “animal”, they are clearly animals that just happened to reach high-functioning intelligence first.
Anyway, so besides all that stupidity, there’s also its conflicts with scientific knowledge. The one that comes to mind immediately is the idea that the planet Earth has to be like 6,000 years old or something for creationism’s sake. I imagine this is so it can follow the chronology of the Bible, according to some ancient scholar who pulled that age out of his assumptions assimilated from the book. But obviously the planet is not that young, that’s not even old enough to account for anthropology, dating human culture to like 10,000 years at least, and archaeology, dating life back millions of years, and geology, dating the planet back billions of years.
Creationism’s biggest enemy seems to be the theory of evolution. Now, if you know anything about science, you know that a theory in science is not the same thing as the colloquial usage of the word, and this is something that practically every knowledgeable person who talks about science points out, but it does merit pointing out. Science is rational, like, rational beyond what typical people seem capable of being. Scientists determined that “truth” is a hard thing to pin down, and in fact that we cannot ever be certain that we have found it. For this reason, science never defines anything as “fact”, even things that we take for granted as fact. For instance, you might say it is a fact that we exist, but how do you know that? You think it very strongly, but we (including myself) could all be a figment of my imagination, and there would be absolutely no way to prove otherwise. That’s the kind of thing science doesn’t touch—things that cannot be proven or disproven (like concepts in religion). So instead, the strongest things in science are theories, things that have withstood rigorous testing and criticism and remain on the high ground. Theories can be disproven, and then discarded, which is one thing science is about, disproving obsolete things in favor of truer things, but so far the theory of evolution, like the theory of gravity and the theory of brains being the seat of our consciousness, has stood strong.
I don’t really get what the big deal is anyway. Why does the god need to have created every little thing? It’s not like every little thing is so perfect that it NEEDS a perfect god to create it.
Anyway Jasmine wants me to come to bed so I’ll end this here.