posted on Jun, 9 2012 @ 12:02 PM
I originally posted this in a similar thread, sorry for the cut n past but nobody seems to get that these two ideas CAN coexist and that evolution
doesn't kill any ideas in the bible, or vice versa.
Have you ever seriously considered that couldn't evolution just be the answer to how and not the answer to why?
I don't see why most people on this forum who don't believe in a higher power have to attack those who do believe in one. It's like the crusades but
instead of Muslims vs Catholics it's Atheists vs Everyone on ATS who ascribes to a religion... I'm not saying that one side is innocent while the
other isn't, but I've noticed on here that most of the "attacking" is done by the atheists calling the people who believe in a God (and I'm
paraphrasing here) "idiots who believe in a bunch of 'useless BS' and their beliefs are somehow going to set back human progress".
Even though certain advances in human knowledge only recently "discovered" by human kind such as; the optimal length v width ratio of a large
sea-faring vessel (Genesis), or the idea of quarantining the sick (Exodus), and the fact that the earth is round (Job), just to name a few, these
"advances" were described in the Bible & Torah thousands of years ago.
I won't argue the fact that a larger part of the Catholic church and Papacy have contorted the messages contained within the Bible to how they want
people to see it (& to make themselves rich and get pedophiles off the hook). But just because that has happened doesn't mean the whole idea should be
scrapped, but it also should not be thought of as a word for word, exact reason as to how we got here.
Like I said earlier: Maybe evolution is the 'How' and not the 'Why'. I mean do you really think a person living in 2000BC would really understand the
theory of evolution or how the universe came to be as we understand it today? No, more than likely not. So they wrote an interesting story to tell
people until human intellect was able to describe the birth of our universe, our planet, and our species.
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