You know, suggesting that others read material when one is unwilling to do so oneself is... well, hypocritical comes to mind... but "reminiscent of the WTBTS and the like" even more so (may you all have peace!). There is a saying I once read and that is "Often times the search proves more profitable than the goal." Some here, however, are apparently SO motivated to "prove" me "wrong" that they haven't paid a wit of attention to what I've actually posted. These same ones also continue to utilize straw men, red herring, and ad hominen "arguments"... to present the guise of answering questions that they are apparently unable to answer. Hypocrites that they are, the constantly and consistently malign "christians" (who often put themselves in such position) for changing the topic or attacking the opposer to their views when it starts getting hot in the kitchen.
I posted... and reposted... my question(s)... which no one has even bothered to address... at all. Okay, no problem. I am not surprised. I am surprised that the same evasive, redirecting response tactics are being used by those who say they "know" that evolution (as that term applies to man divulging from another genus/species) is a fact. Now, I'm getting treatises on the evolution of various gull species.
Regarding the gull examples and question regarding my position on speciation, I can only say this:
1. The gulls are not only from the same family, Laridae... but the same genus, Larus. They are different species in that genus.
2. My position on evolution of the species was previously stated, including in this thread. In response to the question:
Do you accept the slightest, tiniest, remotest possibility that life evolved on this planet?
I responded that I do, that I have never said I do not... but that I do not accept that life "evolved" from a common ancestor (and certainly not from some primordial "soup"), but rather was CREATED from that one common ancestor... the One who is the Life... that his essence was used to create ALL life in the physical world... which is why there is commonalities at the basest point of life, DNA... and that after creating the "kind" and from that the genus... many, many, many species "evolved" from those... with one exception: humans. Like seraphs, they are the only species of their "kind" and genus" and although may share common DNA with other hominidae (i.e., chimpanzees), it is not because of an evolution of the "kind"... but because the same "substance"... a person... who was used to create the one genus/species... was ALSO used to create the other genus/species. Separately... and distinctly.
So, now, with that REstated, I am going to move on as I don't "believe" there is anything else I can state, restate, clarify, or repost that will result in an answer to my questions. What is sad to ME is that the only things I've learned is (1) that none of you really WANT to answer my questions; (2) because you most likely can't; and so (3) like those you decry for "defending" their beliefs in the same way, you resort to petty name calling, eye rolling, ridiculing, and childish "debate" tactics. You believe what you believe... based on "evidence" that doesn't show what it's purported to show (at least, as far as you purport it to do so)... and anyone who disagree's is either crazy or has hell to pay from you. Guess what? I KNOW that trick! And so I am sorry, but I just CANNOT SEE how your defense of your position is ANY different from the WTBTS'... or other theologian/scholarly/"christians" who respond in the EXACT same way when someone doesn't agree with THEM or THEIR "evidence."
I've made my point and the discussion has proven unfruitful. So, let's just shake hands, agree to disagree, and walk away. Unless, of course, you really want to... and do... at least TRY to answer my questions. Otherwise... au revoir.. Because I truly am not one who is afraid to say goodbye. When there's nothing left to talk about, it's time to say goodbye. Right now... there's nothing left.
Again, peace to you!
A slave of Christ,