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The folks over at Creation Science Evangelism are hosting "Question Darwin Day" on February 12th. Their founder, Kent Hovind, has put out an amazing series of videos that are well worth a listen to. I often listen to his seminars and debates while I do my artwork and he's not the type to beat around the bush. He's a former science teacher, he does all his research, and he cites everything within his seminar brilliantly. I've followed the rabbit trail and sought out seminars and debates by the professors that he mentions, even if I don't personally agree with them, and it's amazing how much is being suppressed for not conforming to the current school of thought. PHG's from every field are being discredited for holding another opinion. I find it a crying shame that we're only celebrating one side of a very open debate. The bottom line is in the matter of origins, nothing can be absolutely proven. When broken down, both sides have to appeal to faith. Either you believe that there was a creator, or you don't. I had to sit and listen to their side of the debate through my entire High School and College years and yet when I express my disagreement, I'm told that I "Just don't understand". To me, that translates as, "Well, if you don't believe in it then clearly you're ignorant." Among others, I'm told that I believe in "magic". In short, my answer normally consists of the reply, "Perhaps, but at least I believe the magic came from a magician. You believe the magic casts itself."


I personally have heard enough of their side. It never made sense to me, but perhaps that's because I went into the debate already sitting on the fence. In science, we never touched on the matter of origins through my younger upbringing. The first time I heard of evolutionism was in high school and even from that point, it didn't sound very solid to me. I wanted to give it a chance because my teachers all believed in it, it was even in my math and English books stated as a proven fact. I struggled with my faith through High School and I didn't know how to properly defend my beliefs in college so I actively sought out people from both sides to hear "expert" opinions. In the end, I found that Creationism made more sense scientifically, logically, and spiritually. Since then, it's become a hobby of mine to go to conferences when I can or seek out videos of conferences I've not been able to attend. Granted, I'm hardly a scientist and if you put me in a chemistry lab I'm more likely to light things on fire than I am to successfully prep anything, but I have a fascination with Creation Science, Biblical Archaeology, and even the growing field of Biblical Astronomy. I get irritated when someone tells me that the people giving these seminars "aren't real scientists". Their PHG's say differently, as do many of their credentials. Most were highly regarded until they changed their worldview. The approval of a community doesn't make someone more or less qualified to talk about their observations, nor does it instantly chance what they have to say into the mad ramblings of a crackpot. These men and women are brilliant and there's a lot of very good information that will never see the light of day because it goes against what the world wants to believe.

I'm not going to turn this into a debate, I refuse to. The net is going to be flooded with pictures of feathered dinos, monkey-men, and finch beaks in a little over a week to celebrate Darwin's birthday. People are going to rage all over each other and spend a lot of time insulting their fellow human beings, ripping them down and making them feel like they're worth no more than a guinea pig in a local pet store. I decided to take the opportunity to celebrate the other side of the fence and post a few videos of brilliant minds discussing their observations from another perspective. If you disagree- great. Disagree. If you're my friend, you aren't any less my friend for believing a different way. I don't see you as any less intelligent for holding to what you believe and I kindly ask that myself and fellow Creationists are given the same regard. No two people will ever look at any work of art and agree on it completely- and that's what this boils down to. All of us are staring at the masterpiece that is the universe. It's infinitely large as it is small, more complicated than our two pound brains will ever be able to comprehend in any amount of our lifetimes combined. Some of us see a work of art that came by through a series of accidents with no known source, others see it as a precise work of art and craftsmanship that came directly from the hand of the greatest artist of all.


Personally, I don't need stacks of evidence to believe. God also doesn't need me defending him. I listen to the evidence because I am amazed at the handiwork of God, the author of science. I listen because as a Christian, I am commanded to have an answer when my faith is called into question. I am called to defend why I believe, not to defend the source of my faith. He can take care of himself just fine. I love my non-believer friends as much as I love my believer friends. And in the end, I have found strength and peace through God. He uses the weak, the broken, the timid, and the awkward because his strength shines all the brighter through them. I find strength when I'm on my knees, I find my voice when I'm being shouted down, and I find my courage when I'm faced with adversity. When I'm shoved aside by the ones I love, I know that there's always someone there that will never leave me. I'm not an intelligent person, but I managed to find my voice and witness to my entire college biology class on a field trip bus. I was terrified but somehow I found the courage to speak to a bus full of strangers, to include my professor. I know that the strength I have isn't mine. Without that, I'd be empty. I'd be angry. I'd be an animal.

I'm not an animal, and I don't believe that any human being is either. We're created in the image of God. We're all deserving of respect and dignity. We're worth more than the stars that we can't even begin to count to the one that knows them all by name. That, in my opinion, is worth celebrating.

Creation Celebration Videos:
Mark H Armitage - Report Of Soft Tissues In A Triceratops Horn
Dr.Kent Hovind: Creation Series
Dr. Frank Turek - "I don't have enough faith to be an atheist"
Dr. John Lennox - Science and the God Question
CS Lewis - "Man or Rabbit?"

Quotes:

"Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: "What! You too? I thought I was the only one."


C.S. Lewis


"I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else."


C.S. Lewis

"The Christian does not think God will love us because we are good, but that God will make us good because He loves us."


C.S. Lewis


"If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that we were made for another world."


C.S. Lewis


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"We are not necessarily doubting that God will do the best for us; we are wondering how painful the best will turn out to be."


C.S. Lewis


 "What draws people to be friends is that they see the same truth. They share it."


C.S. Lewis



Commissions & Trades I'm waiting on: 


Some of these are pretty recent but there are a few that are slowly gathering dust. I'm leaving them up as a reminder to myself (and hopefully the other artists involved). 



At this point...these sit here as "Buyer Bewares": 



:bulletblue: Two character full body lineart from :iconhoneyroastedferrets: - My end of the trade is complete as of September 14, 2009


:bulletblue: Five Chibis from :iconmalisjuju: - Paid on December 29,2012 | 1/5 received |


Legacy of Para group on DA!



:iconkohu-arts: and myself decided it's about time we start up a group for ParaChiMar: The Legacy of Para. For those interested this group is pretty much just a good place to dump all of our LoP artwork, trades, commissions, and fanart into. I've also made a small stamp collection to celebrate. Check us out. :3


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Love is by ThalionKoi Yaoi Yuri Free Gallery Stamp by ThalionKoi Day of Dialogue Stamp by ThalionKoi Creation Science Evangelism stamp by ThalionKoi Genesis Series Stamp by ThalionKoi Project 180 Stamp by ThalionKoi Young Earth Creationist Stamp by ThalionKoi One Man, One Woman Stamp by ThalionKoi

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Sexual Morality Stamp by kolidescope George Stamp by Mistress-Blood Vegans eating forests Stamp by MichaelDebevec Constitution fan by Ramen27 :creationism stamp: by latino-stock TEA Party stamp by Conservatoons Can't Find God... by levite Beck Homework stamp by Conservatoons Only God Defines Marriage Stamp by PsalmSeven Anti-Exhibitionism Stamp by cjade Live like a Narnian by Mike-the-cat Non-religion Love -- 100th stamp by RebiValeska Fruits of the Triforce - STAMP by TheGreenDragonGirl Let's Collect Evidence by RebiValeska God-doesn't-degrade-women by RebiValeska Logical Belief by RebiValeska I support this bible verse +1 by RebiValeska Yeah. There is a difference. by RebiValeska Please Everybody Stamp by Mirz123 America Stamp by l8 The Rainbow is God's Covenant - Stamp by Starrceline Not Hate - Stamp by Starrceline Stamp - Let's get this straight by stefanbauwens God's NOT dead stamp by Nilopher Know Jesus/No Jesus Stamp by AndromedaWaits Beliefs Stamp by AnScathMarcach G.O.S.P.E.L. by Nilopher Where are you, men of courage? by RebiValeska Christ died for all by DanileeNatsumi



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Legolas stamp by purgatori Oregon State Stamp by nascarstones Skillet Stamp by Skillet-Panheads Toby Mac stamp by Gezusfreek Final Fantasy IX by darkdisciple-stamps Suikoden V FAN v.1 by KuRumi-FlameSamurai ::Suikoden III Stampage:: by xloki-arisux Soul Silver Stamp by Riiarei unhappy zuko stamp by LunaticStar Zuko by Spazzly .:Smile Toothless:. by OxAmy .:Narnia stamp 12:. by dannyphantom300 Suikoden :: Nanami Shake by vikifanatic Suikoden :: Riou Oil Wipe by vikifanatic Merlin Stamp by britt1913 The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion by AquaFugit Soul Eater - Kid Stamp by CometTheMicroraptor Voyage Of The Dawn Treader by azianwolfdoll Disney Simba Stamp by TwilightProwler Disney Simba, Timon + Pumba Stamp by TwilightProwler Digimon Animated Stamp 005 by hanakt Digimon Animated Stamp 002 by hanakt Tangled - Alone at Last by Vilyanea Zelda Royal Crest Stamp PLZ by Master-Ziggy The Legend of Zelda stamp by Strange-little-cat Kid Icarus Uprising Stamp by laprasking LinkxZelda Stamp by HystericDesigns ZidanexGarnet Stamp by DrDoomy

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OH DON PIANO STAMP by SuperSpongeNova deviantART not deviantPORN by Zeiphex Clean Art FTW by sugarpoultry Stamp Req : Ouuuuuh by wLadyB91
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InnuDoggy Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2016
Thanks for the :+fav:. ^^
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No problem! :3
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FERNL Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks very much for the :+fav:'S
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Saracia Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Goodness!  Thank you so much for the watch!!! :woohoo:
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Tigryph Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem! You have lovely artwork. :3
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Thank you so much for the fav!GIF Gravity Falls - Celestabellebethabelle
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Thx 4 the fav!
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Thanks for the fave on my latest Link ^^
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