Do you believe in evolution?

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    I believe in both evolution and creation.

    The Bible says God created man from the ground ... evolution says we evolved from some single celled organisms from a primordial soup of some kind.

    Why couldn't God have created evolution?
     
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    He could have. my father in law brought up this possibility at church and was treated like a heretic.
     
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    Well, for one thing, it directly contradicts the book of Genesis, if that's your source.
     
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    How? I've read that book over and over again (forced to as a child) and nothing in there contradicts any scientific theories, hell, it doesn't even discount alien life.
     
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    Heaven forbid someone should try to disagree with the Council of Nicea.
     
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    That's the only real problem I have with a lot of christian churches. I experienced the same treatment when I was growing up and mentioned the alien life thing. At first they were like "hmm ... could be, but then ...", after I got a little older they outright ranted to me whenever I mentioned the fact that the bible doesn't discount alien life.
     
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    Well, they're not all like that, but the ones who are do seem to speak loudly.
     
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    I know, and I don't hold it against the good ones I meet. I have seen a lot of growth from the churches as a whole the more they pull from the original Catholic ideals.
     
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    I don't see any major conflict between creation and evolution. I don't think we know all there is to know about either 1.
     
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    The most obvious reason would be the time constraints placed on the Week of Creation, which specify days, the time frame of "days" being literal 24 hour periods as specified by Genesis 1:14 and confirmed by Exodus 20:8-11, which is an obvious contradiction of the timeframe of evolution, the Cambrian Explosion alone lasting seventy to eighty million years.
     

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