Originally Posted by mlyonsd
Why? I think one can believe in creationism while not buying into Jesus, son of god stuff.
If you don't buy into Jesus, son of God then you're not Christian, by definition.
If you believe in the God of Abraham generally, then you could be Jewish or Muslim, as primary religions. There are a host of branches, twigs and splinters off that particular tree though.
Or you could be "religious" in some other sense altogether, which doesn't conform to the various sects. Nothing wrong with that.
Creationism and science aren't necessarily at odds. Whether you believe God caused the Big Bang and set up the base rules of physics, or whether science has it wrong on the Big Bang and God created the entire universe in a different way, that's perfectly fine. He's not really omnipotent*, but causing any of those things would be well within his powers.
*Scholars, even among the devoutly religious, agree God isn't truly ALL powerful. It's generally agreed, for example, that he can't destroy himself, he can't create another God that is in all respects identical to himself (Godself?), etc.