From evolution to creation: My difficult journey
by Walter Veith
"Your mother is going to hell where she will be tormented forever and ever."
That's what I heard over and over again from my Catholic teacher about my Lutheran mother, who was dying of cancer. How can a God of love punish a faithful mother like mine? If there is a God, I hate Him. By age 10, I was a confirmed atheist.
I majored in zoology at the University of Cape Town , where evolution was championed. My professors included brilliant men whose work on the evolution of human skulls found a place in museums around the world. A fullfledged atheist, I went on to earn my doctorate and begin a career as a senior lecturer at Stellenbosch University . My whole life revolved around evolution. I taught evolution. I based my research on evolution. For me, God did not exist.
During a lecture, a young girl confronted me: "What you say, Dr. Veith, is a lie. God created the heaven and the earth in six days." I exploded, tearing into her until she began to cry. Students were impressed with my ability to disprove creation.
[THEN WHAT HAPPENED?]
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