How can we beleive in God and Evolution is this possible?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    not is you claim to believe in the Bible

    It is one or the other not both

    o:)NA

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  • rich k
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    Both the Jews and Catholics have stated that Genesis should be taken in a metaphorical rather than literal sense. Many, possibly even most, Protestants agree. It is only a small, closed-minded fanatic fringe, the Religious Reich, who are still opposing it. Other religions are not even involved in the debate, I've never met one of my fellow Pagans who questioned it. Most religious people see it as a case of evolution being the mechanism by which the Deity, as they understand her/him/it, achieves creation. Such conflict as exits is not between science and religion, but between science and the men who would use religion as a source of money and political power. It is only those men who have anything to lose by having their infallibility called into question, after all, if they can be wrong about evolution, what else might they be wrong about? Get enough people questioning their authority and the Priests and Ministers might have to get real jobs.

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  • 1 decade ago

    well, here's a theory. evolution has been scientifically proven, we cant argue that it happened. it has also been proven that there is a space in the evolution of man that doesnt make sense. some thing is not right. so, for a moment lets go with the idea that each of God's days is 1000 of our years. so the first 5 days would have been 5000 years for evolution to take place. on Gods 6th day he sees these neanderthal looking creatures than decides he can do better. God makes a race of humans in His image and puts them in the garden of eden to protect them from the neanderthal bad guys of the world. adam and eve misbehave with the apple, God tosses them out of eden, they have Cain and Able. Cain kills able, his punishment is to go out into the world. he moves to the land of Nod and "knows" his wife and she gives birth to enoch....who was his wife???? genesis 6 says that the sons of God saw the daughters of men and multiplied with them. ok, so was cains wife one of the cavemen neanderthal women? that would have been the only female humans on earth other than eve. so the cavewoman and cain have enoch, hence the beginning of the missing link is caused. there would have been no evolutionary link between cain and his wife or seth (cains brother) and his wife. if you look at it from that point of view the missing link problem seems easier to understand. just a thought from my strange little mind. enjoy!

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The best most logical answer to how life on earth started, available even with, or more so because of, the greatest scientific discoveries of the universe of science today is the literal 7-day creation week as described in Genesis 1. If you study carefully, you will see this.

    Science indicates to those who know that the God of the Bible must be the only possible and most logical answer.

    Darwin's theory of evolution was built on the changes of the beaks of finches from long and skinny to short and fat. This change was seen over time as the trees on the island they lived on died and their only food source was seeds on the ground, consequently those birds with genetically programmed shorter and fatter beaks survived while the others died and over generations a new variation of the species was generated. This type of evolution has since been called micro evolution and occurs around us all today. There is plenty of proof for the ligitimacy of micro evolution. Maco evolution (evolution for one species to another) like from a deer to a giraff has never occurred and there is not a shred of credible evidence for it.

    As the smartest evolution scientists of our day discover new information they increasingly today are finding their past theories for the origin of life are being disproved as impossible. Check out the conclusions made in the most recent scientific meetings and you will see this.

    These type of scientists are back to square one and again it is even more clear based on the best and most recent scientific discoveries of our day that Genesis 1 in its most simple and literal sense is the most logical answer human kind has for the origin of life.

    You are behind in your studies. Try to keep up.

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  • Jim L
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    1 decade ago

    I believe the Bible is myth. However, I have often wondered why Bible believers insist that the Bible be literally true. Why not instead believe that every part of the Bible was actually inspired by God, but that every person receiving the divine inspiration was only able to comprehend what God was telling him in relation to the cultural knowledge, language, symbols & concepts of the time? In fact, I have heard Christians claim this about Revelations. Why aren't they willing to also claim this about Genesis?

    Science adapts itself to new information. Why can't religion do this too?

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  • 1 decade ago

    Look into Deism. Just type "deism" into any search engine and explanations of the belief will come up.

    Broken down it's centered around the idea that God created the earth and everything included and then sort of stepped back and allowed nature to take it's course. It's a god and nature based philosophy.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Let us be clear about what evolution is. It's a biological process dealing with changes in species through time-it allows for the fact that some unseen force was the prime mover in starting the process but its main concern is biological mechanisms not theology.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Yes. Katharine Jefferts Schori, first woman Bishop of the Episcopal Church in America, completely endorses evolution. There are many evangelical and fundamentalist christians who support evolution (here's one site that has them: http://www.edwardtbabinski.us/evolution/christian_...

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  • RW
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    why would it NOT be possible? its only mutually exclusive if you take each (evolution, and creation) in its most extreme form.

    if you take creation with a moderate inteperetation, and allow for the idea of God "helping" evolution along on the parts where evolution cannot rationally be entirely random... it works wonderfully together.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Your question should be that 'How can we beleive in Religion and Evolution is this possible?'

    Then my answer is that it will be hypocracy to say that one can believe in Religion and also in Evolution.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    You cannot believe in God and in Evolution.

    Matthew 6:24 No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

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