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Evolution and God
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Published: January 12, 2010
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When it comes to the creation-evolution debate, many people on this site seem to be divided into two extremes, secular evolutionists and Christian creationists. Beyond dA, there are many people seeking a middle ground between the two positions. How many people actually believe that when Charles Darwin formulated his theory of evolution, he rubbed his hands together and said "I'm gonna disprove Christiainity"? The truth is, Darwin formulated much of his ideas before he abandoned Christianity. The man who first introduced Darwin's theory in the US, botanist Asa Gray, was a Christian who obviously saw no contradiction between Darwin's ideas and his own faith.
Don't let the creationist rhetoric like RejectedDreams' "I Never Said, 'Let there be evolution: God" stamp fool you. There is nothing in evolution that threatens Christianity. Just read the book "The Language of God." The author, Francis Collins, shows us that evolution and Christian belief go hand in hand.

Now I'm gonna wait for RejectedDreams to come along and scold me for not being Christian enough.
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The-Del-Bel's avatar
Atheism is the lack of belief in deities. There's nothing else to it.
Internetexplorer968's avatar
Internetexplorer968Hobbyist Artist
Yes it does.
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Internetexplorer968Hobbyist Artist
Old comment, I have different opinions of it now.
StylishCat100's avatar
StylishCat100Hobbyist Writer
When creationists start to rant, the first question that comes to mind is "Do you people fucking know that evolution does NOT disprove your god?"
Sean1m's avatar
Sean1mHobbyist General Artist
Thank you. This is exactly what I've been saying for years. The truth I think is that people just want to fight.
ryu238's avatar
"How many people actually believe that when Charles Darwin formulated his theory of evolution, he rubbed his hands together and said "I'm gonna disprove Christiainity"?" Far too many people it seems. 
yudrontheglatorian's avatar
yudrontheglatorianHobbyist General Artist
i´m curious, how long the seven days really were...
AgentKay004's avatar
AgentKay004Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think it's pretty obvious not all people who believe in evolution are atheists. I mean Christians and Catholics believe in it.

I for one, am a Young Earth Creationist. I think evolution contradicts with the bible and does threaten Christianity although I do accept other people do not hold this belief. But I get the feeling I might be attacked.
I've been called stupid for not accepting evolution although I do love biology and am actually planning to go to college.

Also, I do believe Darwin went out with that intention.

And see this funny comic!: www.answersingenesis.org/after…
KryptidAnimals's avatar
I accept evolution, but I don't think it is ever okay to call someone stupid for not accepting it. Whoever is doing that is in the wrong.
AgentKay004's avatar
AgentKay004Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes, I agree. Even if people don't agree it should always be with respect. Some people don't believe in that, a kind of "earn my respect" thing.
PixelMastser's avatar
I am an athiest and beleive in evolution and a lack of a deity but i would believe in god if the nesecary evidence was provided a single experience and"just have faith" is not enough
LaTexiana's avatar
LaTexianaStudent Digital Artist
The harsh reality is that the very idea of God can have no definable evidence apart from the evidence deemed "necessary" for each individual person to come to "faith". There will never be that one "Aha" moment for every person on Earth to experience all at once. When people say to "just have faith" what they really mean is "there is no way for me to prove the existence of God to you. If I could then I would be God and obviously I am not. Only God can prove His existence to you and for what reason would he tell me how he's gonna do it?" Just felt like putting it out their. The idea of faith can have broad implications.
ChrisTheHedgehog18's avatar
I am a Catholic and I support science, including evolution. God created everything, and evolution was one of his tolls.
Skullswithlures's avatar
SkullswithluresHobbyist Digital Artist
Why can't some Idiots believe in both god and Evolution
No15-Nathax's avatar
No15-NathaxStudent Traditional Artist
You can't really blame them you know. Most people, in my experience, who believe in evolution hold religion to the regard of fairy tales, therefore making their belief in essence an assult to their (christian/creationist religion) beliefs. People are much less likely to accept something when they feel under attack.
Skullswithlures's avatar
SkullswithluresHobbyist Digital Artist
I guess you really can't... And I was more along the lines of what the overly-religious ones thought
No15-Nathax's avatar
No15-NathaxStudent Traditional Artist
Ah, I get what you're getting at. Extremists can be real pains no matter what they're for.
Skullswithlures's avatar
SkullswithluresHobbyist Digital Artist
Oh is that what they're called? Thnx I really wanted to know
NurIzin's avatar
Actually, the extreme division is a particularity of USA. In a lot of European countries, there are no debate anymore about evolution (seen as an evidence and a scientifical fact), and both christians and atheists are "evolutionists". Even the Pope admitted evolution is "more than a theory".
Greatkingrat88's avatar
The "secular evolutionists" aren't really an extreme at all. A majority of people, secular and religious, have accepted evolution here in the west because it's the established scientific theory with regards to the development of life. The only reason we have any extremes at all is because the creationists like to make a fuss, and make it seem like it's two equally valid ideas- when it's just them refusing to face reality.
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TahuzillaHobbyist General Artist
If only my family could see this reasoning (my mother and brother have started to give in to some of my explanations though, which is good). God have mercy upon the ignorant, not realizing that science is not in opposition to God, but provides an explanation for most of His works.
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SlippyMagnusHobbyist Filmographer
I'm being a good boy and saying what's on my mind, simply and easily as possible.

If you HAVE to be Christian/Catholic, please at least do you Homework on what your opposition is, okay? Few things are as aggravating as someone who is Zealous in their belief, but then don't know what it even is.
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