I believe in evolution - I’ve read about it, I understand the concept. The bible has some interesting things to say (from “respect your parents” to “if you don’t marry your brother’s widow, give her a shoe”), but I don’t take it as fact. The common problem with both is that, as humans, we are trying to understand our world from a couple of points of view. Some like grounded/right hand thought - some like open/left hand ideas. We personify things and suggest that things are in such an order and that they must be understood. I don’t agree. I think too many people look for meaning or order when it’s not to be found. We try to explain the unexplainable, as if there was a human element in everything we look at. Face it - not everything is about us.
I’m pretty skeptical when it comes to things. Even science matters - I don’t always swallow what I’m told. That’s why some of the approaches made with religion really turn me off. It’s not really my style - maybe it’s yours, more power to you.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not anti-Christian, I just think many people have lost sight of its intent and have diverted their path. It seems to me that the ideal application of many of the major religions have similar aims, but rarely do someone follow them. Can’t blame them, it’s hard to - this world is crazy.
But in terms of Evo vs. Creation, I’ll say again that they aren’t mutually exclusive - they aren’t trying to explain the same thing. It’s possible to believe both - it’s also possible that both are wrong. Only that evolution has evidence, and Creation has none. It boggles me that someone would argue that there’s nothing going for evolution (which is asinine), yet insists that there is a God, who had a son (and he died for our sins), and there’s not one doubt about it. Mere hearsay, but believe what you like - it’s your right. Following some of the assertions made here: if God made this grand and beautiful world, why did he make so many terrible things too? There’s no right answer to that. I would just have to mount question after question to some of the blind declarations - that is my style - because Christianity just isn’t grounded enough for me to believe everything right off.
Yet, when I stop to think about it, it really doesn’t matter which is correct. The fact of the matter is that we are here, and, by the looks of it, it’ll be a while before we go. Why not focus on something more important, say, starvation around the world?