posted on Mar, 6 2011 @ 03:54 AM
As for intelligent design, I'm a fan myself. For some reason people seem to have this black and white view that species have to originate from
intelligent design or evolution as though it can only be one or the other. Why cant evolution be a tool of intelligent design?
I agree. For years I've been saying the following:
God creates and this is the big bang
Then God installs what we call evolution as His mechanism of choice to insure that the universe grows and develops in the intended manner. This
includes everything from the simplest elements up to the most complex.
When it comes to man God prepares the physical vehicles by first seeing to it that primates tend towards the desired direction. When these are
possessed of large enough brains they are ready for human souls. This is remembered by religions as the "Adam and Eve" story.
Adam and Eve were indeed the first human beings because they were the first to have actual human souls. This is why Cain could "go into the land of
Nod and find a wife". There was no incest as some report. There was already a world full of quasi-humans waiting. Read Genesis carefully and see
that the world was already stocked with animal men/women when Adam and Eve came along. Then combine the new seed with a little more evolution and
there you have it.
And so it continues. The great difficulty and the reason we have such disagreement is to do with human nature. We are predisposed to conflict and
competitiveness so religions feel that they must be defending their beliefs against something insidious all the time. Because of this they cannot
agree lest they fall to Satan. Also if any part of the Bible is shown to be wrong then the whole of their belief is threatened. This is silly and
immature but true.
Religions must free themselves of fear before these kinds of arguments will go away.
edit on 6-3-2011 by trailertrash because: (no reason