Sheema. I hope your attempt to get a reasoned debate started is successful but you are falling into the trap of generalisations that you are trying to avoid.
True, the religious crowd are no better but at least some of them, the less pragmatic, are looking seriously at how evolution and creation could fit together.
The fact that life is here means unless life is eternal it must have started somewhere and whether that be creation by chemistry or creation by some god it is a process of creation.
I am not an atheist. I am someone that lives without the need for any god and reject the label given because others do believe in a god.
So the line I quoted from you. I have seen many supporters of evolution that believe in a creator god and have already reconciled the evidence that supports evolution with their faith and just as many that do not beleive in a god that without exception agree that life most llikely started somewhere, somehow but we do not have enough evidence to make a call either way
Just to make this clear yet again. Evolution has nothing to say about creation. Evolution describes the processes that began after creation and has resulted in the diversity we see today and in the fossil record.
Now let’s take bets on how many posts it is until this has to be repeated again.
edit on 9-2-2013 by colin42 because: (no reason given)