The over simplification of arguments has been going on for some time.
Make it a black and white issue, that people have to line up on, and people will do so with out any thought.
Divide and conquer.
Even simplifying it to one issue as Evolution, when its much deeper, is wrong.
As to the actual question,
NO, being a Theist does not negate belief in evolution.
Nor does belief in Evolution negate belief in a deity, judeo christian or otherwise.
I am sure people will tell you what their Clergy has told them, or their Organized religion.
For that Matter so can the laymen do the same for science concepts,
Both, are probably incorrect or at the least grossly miss-informed on both topics.
There seems to be this thought, that is put forth, that two intelligent people can't look at the same set of data, understand it, and come to two
And can lead arguments for or against most topics to rely on an appeal to authority, rather than a real understanding of the subject matter.
It leads to misunderstanding all around.
There is a disconnect from Philosophy in science, that is often touted as a virtue, and for the most part it is. Science, should just be science, it
is a process, a tool for understanding. NOT A PHILOSOPHY.
It will answer the mechanics of the "how", will it ever answer the why? Well, not yet at least, for now its up to subjective interpretation.
Many theist view Science wrong,
If they are correct, Science, is the study of penmen ship of God himself.
It should be revered or honored, as any holy book.
edit on 16-5-2014 by benrl because: (no reason given)