This last weekend my wife and I spent 5 days in Arizona staying in Scottsdale for the most part. We traveled p to Sedona just for fun because we had heard how beautiful it was. It's a tourist trap and the day was not unlike any other long weekend when you have long lines getting into town and crowds everywhere. The natural beauty is pretty hard to rival. I've done more travelling at 35 than most Americans do in a lifetime. I travel for both work and pleasure. 10,000 air miles this month. I have to say, Sedona is at the top of my short list for the most beautiful places I have ever seen. I've helicoptered in to the Grand Canyon, and the experience of driving into Sedona is on par.
In the Sonoran Desert, The area of Sedona was once a flat ocean floor. Sediments built up, the Continental Shelf rose, the water drained causing caverns, erosion runs it's course and today we have Majestic views of rocks shaped like an Elephant, Snoopy on his back, the inspiration for Disney's Matterhorn, etc, etc. The geologic history cannot be denied, nor ignored. This however doesn't stop Christians from doing just that. Just so happy to enjoy ignorance.
One of the cliffs leading to a plateau is called Cathedral Rock. Frank Lloyd Wright's son designed a church that from the outside is quite stunning. We arrived too late to tour because we were trying to get pics of the sun setting. But I can only imagine that it may have the most beautiful view of any church in the world. It's a church built on the side of the small mountain.
I'm sure that the Rock is often referred to as the firm foundation of this strong church. The irony is striking to me. You have a religion that requires you to deny old earth yet offers up no explanation for how the 335 million year old foundation came to be. No no. Let's speak of abstract parables and laugh at evolutionists. At the same time, we'll ignore the rock carved out in layers that can be dated back 100's of millions of years. If anything, this church is ideologically sitting on quicksand. What do you suppose Christians say about fossilized creatures found in these young stones?
If you haven't been to Sedona, put it on the list. We took over 400 photos in town. I's really something to behold. The irony of the Church (Cathedral Rock) is humorous to me.