NEWS & VIEWS
Creation Update is our quarterly full-colour, 4-page magazine containing news and articles on creation/evolution. It is sent out on a donation basis. On this page are some items from the latest issue, No. 106
THE summer of 2017 saw a record number of opportunities for sharing the truth of creation. UK creation organisations have had exhibits at a number of major Christian events, giving the wider Christian public an opportunity to see the huge range of resources now available. Creation Ministries International has had exhibits at the Big Church Day Out, The Keswick Convention, New Wine (left), the Evangelical Movement of Wales Conference and One Event. Both CMI and Answers in Genesis had exhibits at Creation Fest in Cornwall.
CRT’s publications have also been used. Several thousand copies of our children’s paper Our World, have been distributed at agricultural shows by Farming Christian Link and other ministries, and we have had to increase the print run to cope with the extra demand for bulk orders. Our ‘real science paper’ Original View has also been in demand for bulk distribution, as well as our creation-based tracts.
Scientist exhibits medal-winning cycle
Creationist Professor Stuart Burgess exhibited his Olympic bike work at the Royal Society in London in July (right). His team from Bristol University designed the chain drive mechanism on all the Team GB 2016 track bikes. Between them, the Para and Olympic Team won 33 medals and set two world records. Stuart says it is harder for engineers to embrace Darwinian evolution than it is for biologists, and that random mutations could never produce the sophisticated designs found in nature.
An event in Berkeley, USA, featuring Professor Richard Dawkins (below) was cancelled after organisers learned about his critical views on Islam.
Prof. Dawkins, well-known as an atheist, evolutionist, and outspoken critic of all religions, was to appear on-stage on 9th August and talk about his latest book ‘Science in the Soul: Collected Writings of a Passionate Rationalist.’
In a statement, he said, “I am known as a frequent critic of Christianity and have never been de-platformed for that. Why do you give Islam a free pass? Why is it fine to criticize Christianity but not Islam?”
COMMENT: We agree with Professor Dawkins on this. No belief system, whether Islam, Christianity or any other, should be protected from criticism. Open debate is good and right. That’s why we will continue to expose the flaws in evolution — which is itself a belief system!
RECLAIMING THE RAINBOW!
The full-size replica of Noah’s Ark at “Ark Encounter”, Kentucky, USA, part of the ministry of Answers in Genesis, is now lit permanently at night with rainbow colours (right). In the words of AIG’s Ken Ham, it is “to remind the world that God owns it and He decreed it's a sign of His covenant with man after the Flood—Christians need to take back the rainbow.” Critics accused him of stealing the rainbow colours from the LGBT community, but Ken Ham responded, "The rainbow itself wasn't designed to be a symbol of freedom, love, pride or the LGBTQ movement. God created this beautiful, colourful phenomenon and designated it as a sign of His covenant with Noah and his descendants forever. Sadly, people ignore what God intended the rainbow to represent and proudly wave rainbow-coloured flags in defiance of God's command and design for marriage.”