Cornbread Maxwell wrote:Distrubing thread.
Most of what I have read suggests a lot of posters may not really have a firm grasp on the topic whatsoever, and should really try and educate themselves about it. I suggest not starting on a fantasy football site.
Creationism and evolution are not mutually exclusive.
The idea that our universe was created by the Big Bang takes an even bigger leap of faith than believing there was a creator.
Jesus! Thank you Cornbread!
Some of the the greatest physicists/scientists of the 20th century were very spiritual people. Religion and science are not exclusive. It comes down to the "literal" interpretation of the Genesis story, which I may add exists in every religion (even the ones you don't agree with). This is the most basic story of mankind and it's relationship to God and the unknown. I don't think the Genesis story should be taken literally, but rather as allegory, which encompasses, evolution, astro-physics, quantum physics, and scientific theory in general.
I consider myself religious and attend services regularily; but to discount evolution or any other scientific theory which has been shown to be established beyond reasonable doubt (i.e. the earth is round, rotates around the sun), is ridiculous, and reeks of fanatacism.
And, don't think me flippant for bringing up the movement of the Sun and planets, many unfortunate souls were brutally tortured and killed by the church for holding such beliefs, although, thankfully, Galileo was able to barely extract himself from such a brutal fate.
I guess, the point is, science and religion should not be percieved to be at odds. The more physicists learn and understand our universe, the more unanswered questions do come into play. Perhaps the science doesn't exactly mesh with your story and beliefs; but human religions have also gone through an "evolutionary" process; they are different now from what they were in the past, due to gained scientific knowledge.
Religions have learned to encompass scientific discoveries into the faith, without lessening the faith in any way.
To discount science is a startling and unfortunate move backwards, at a point when religions should be embracing science as further proof of the divine
Just one man's opinion.
I'm not looking to argue; so I'll be done with this thread.