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Hindu orgin of deep time and evolution

Discussion in 'Creation vs. Evolution' started by church mouse guy, Feb 20, 2020.

  1. church mouse guy

    church mouse guy Well-Known Member
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    According to Answers in Genesis, "Patricia Engler serves as a speaker, writer and youth outreach coordinator for Answers in Genesis (AiG) Canada." She has made a video with a transcript about India and Hinduism and notes that Hinduism first postulated deep time and evolution. My personal opinion is that the Greeks rejected Jewish beliefs and grabbed onto Hindu beliefs which were more in line with Greek pagan ideas. So with the Greek revival of the Enlightenment, a setback for Christianity and a promotion for evil, people such as Darwin and others not only formulated the now discredited scientifically theory of evolution but also the atheists and deists of the period formulated deep time notions. If science supports deep time, then Hinduism is scientifically true and Christianity is scientifically false in my personal thinking.

    Anyway here is what Patricia Engler says about Hinduism:

    With over 330 million traditionally recognized deities,1 Hinduism might seem far removed from the atheistic cores of Western secularism or Eastern Buddhism, which is itself a spinoff of Hinduism.2 After all, unlike these worldviews, Hinduism presupposes a Creator—albeit an impersonal one, a transcendent universal force known as Brahman. Nevertheless, Hinduism easily accommodates the following beliefs:

    Long ages: Hinduism poses that multiple universes, including ours, exist in endless cycles of creation and dissolution lasting billions of years.3

    Evolution: Some Hindu teachings suggest that life follows a fixed pattern of evolution during each of these cosmic cycles.4 Similarly, the doctrine of avatarism holds that the Hindu deity Vishnu “evolved” through a series of reincarnations from fish-man to human, a philosophy which many Hindu writers connect with Darwinian evolution.5 Still, while other Hindus reject Darwinism,6 Hinduism is compatible enough with the idea of evolution that 19th-century Hindu philosopher Swami Vivekananda, a key player in yoga’s Western popularization, remarked:

    “The idea of evolution was to be found in the Vedas [Hindu scriptures] long before the Christian era; but until Darwin said it was true, it was regarded as a mere Hindu superstition.”7

    360° in 180 – Hinduism and Evolution: An Introduction to a Restricted-Access Nation* (Part 14)

     
  2. Just_Ahead

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    This is very interesting.
     
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  3. Yeshua1

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    Shows satan was busy even before the Christian era!
     
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