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Thread #123606   Message #2723434
Posted By: Lox
14-Sep-09 - 12:07 PM
Thread Name: BS: Evolution ... or perhaps not ...
Subject: RE: BS: Evolution ... or perhaps not ...
"I went to Catholic school and they taught us about evolution with no conflict with faith in God. Only those who take the bible literally become hung up on creation/evolution."

The thing that surprises me, and I once made this point to a group of Islamic creationists, is that someone can on the one hand believe in an all knowing all seeing all powerful God with an infinite capacity for invention and ceration and a mind so vast that it can build universes and create life ...

... yet on the other hand not give him credit for being able to design a universe that is so complex that it takes the cleverest minds to understand its most basic principles, but instead claim that he would design it in much the same way that a nursery rhyme is written.

If I was god I'd be pretty pissed off with creationists. I'd want to know if they thought I was thick or something!

I think evolution is not only compatible with God, but like all western science (which by the way has its roots in the catholic church) I think it furthers the original intent beautifully of exposing the utter wonder and beauty of our universe and the way it has developed.

Evolution is one of many incredible phenomena that make our experience here on earth unfathomably rich and rewarding.

That sounds pretty compatible with any religious persons wonder of creation.