Question: Hello. My question for you today is this; what is your theory on how the world began? Do you believe in the evolution theory? Are you a Christian and believe in the creation theory? Do you believe in a mix of both? And why?
Hello, I wanted to talk to you a bit more about this subject, and it wouldn’t let me put up a second question, so I’m hoping you can put up second answers or comment on this as well.
Thankyou all for your earlier replies. I myself have been raised as a Christian, as both my parents are. However, my dad is a science teacher and my mum was raised in a Liberal church, meaning that she has an extremely open view on the world. She has this theory that the evolution theory is quite accurate, even though God exists, because she believes that the way Genesis was written is more like a poem; you shouldn\\\’t necessarily take it literally all the time, but it does have some truth behind it. She doesn\\\’t necessarily think that the world took billions of years for the world to form, but she always says \\\”Who am I to say?\\\”. She thinks that it might be more like seven thousand years or seven million. Not necessarily with the seven in front, I just put it there as an example.
So my question is: what do you think of this theory/belief/whatever else you want to call it?
Personally, I am still figuring out what I believe, and I do believe in God, but I am extremely curious about how the world came to be.
You are lucky to have really supportive parents who are helpful and happy for you to explore these things and learn whatever you can 🙂 Its great that your parents talk to you about these questions as well.
I have lots of science friends who are religious, Christians, Jews, Muslims and Hindus, being religious, having a belied in God or having faith in a higher power certainly does not stop people from asking scientific questions or anything like that. I think sometimes it can even help scientists because we often encounter moral questions in our work and having a framework of religion can help guide people.
My basic principals are-if you’re not harming anybody else and being respectful, I feel that people are free to think whatever they like 🙂
I will say though that the scientific evidence that we have suggests that the universe has been around for billions of years and that evolutionary theory states that things tend to happen by accident, there is not a divine purpose for the way life evolves.
It is a very interesting philosophical debate and helps to highlight how the scientific method works and what the limitations of science and religion are.