First, don't debate me like you are debating Willie or this will end here.
I don't understand? is it because I use the terms science gods and bring it to your face? do you prefer it if I were more subtle and said you prefer to follow what scientists say than what the word says? If so then I will try to be more subtle with you, but please bare with me.
Second, I don't turn to "science gods" nor is the study of God's creation the "devils work". If you believe it is we have no room to debate.
Science is not devils work, I don't agree with that type of religious thinking and I am opposed to it, for it breeds ignorance and hatred of the truth. But the scriptures when read correctly should bring great spiritual truths to even the most foolish of persons, given that they seek God with a true heart and welcome the truth, otherwise they are just modern day pharisses, knowing the scriptures but not knowing the lord of the scriptures.
You turn to your own idea of scripture...you turn to your interpretations. While everyone wants to believe they are led by the Holy Spirit into correctly looking at each scripture...I'm not sure how that could be so considering there are so many interpretations.
When it comes to the creation of the world there are not many interpretations. I can see how the gap theory might fit in, but evolution? I don't see any interpretation of the bible supporting evolution.
Your secong point...is you again judging God. Whether God considered creation perfect with death or without death is not really the point. The fact is our all knowing God created the world before us. This world contains death, pain, despair, etc. This is part of God's plan. Therefore you judge God with comments like, "But where is the love of God when God decided to create a sub human species and subject that species to suffering, pain and death"? If the world before you is used for God's purpose and he is still holy, good and loving...why would that change before creation of man? Is God not sovereign?
This is a general question I ask to put things in perspective. The scriptures declare that death came by Adam's transgression, by saying that death existed prior to this is adding to the scriptures, something that the scriptures says not to do. There are many things in life not contained in the scriptures, but is God the author of confusion? Why didn't God say there was death before Adam?
Your third point...no you ignore the VAST bodies of scientific evidence to believe in a 6000 year old earth. YEC scientists are practicing pseudo science with points that are easily crushed by anyone with basic science knowledge. I can't see how any educated person who has any sort of background in the sciences could believe in such nonsense. It's groups like this that make Christians look like uneducated maroons.
I have heard this saying before from evolutionists, that any fool with basic science can crush a YEC scholar. This is nothing more than vain babblings and boastings, one evolutionists saying leading another, the blind leading the blind. I have seen debates between evolutionists and creationists and the best arguments that the evolutionist comes up with is, there's lot's of evidence for our beliefs, the majority of our scientist believe it and typical vague answers, meanwhile the creationist speaks science, none of which is refuted.
Your fourth point about it being painful slow cracks me up a bit. Painfully slow to who? God? Thats kind of funny. Do you believe God is bound by time?
No I mean to mankind. Think, 6000 years to mankind is a painfully long time how much more is 6 million! years? That mankind has to suffer death and destruction for 6 million years, that's a painfully long time. How does this fit into scripture that man's appointed once to die then the judgment?
What kind of dumb human were those millions of years ago, we have learned more in the last 100 years than what they have in 6 million years.
And let me be clear I am not a Neo-Darwinist. But, there are some evolutionary principles that have been demonstrated. I do not believe man started out as an amoeba. I believe man started out as man...just a primitive form of man.
I think that maybe because your a doctor you tend to hang around academically educated minds a great deal and I perceive that the ignorance of those around you has bound your thinking to stop you from even considering that YEC is true. You refuse to even aknowledge the credibility of YEC, because of the lies that you hang around. Whether YEC is true or not is not the point. How can you see the truth of this matter if the lies of the scholars around you create a stronghold in your mind, that does not allow you even the opportunity to hear what YEC scientist's have got to say for themselves. As a Christian I encourage you to pray to the messiah and ask him for truth concering this matter, as whether studying YEC science is worth your time and to bring down those strongholds that bound your mind and spirit. For the lord came to set us free.