I don’t want to be thought of as unintelligent, dumb, backward. That’s why these debates about creation versus evolution kind of make me uncomfortable. I guess I’m afraid I’ll be grouped with those who believe the Genesis account literally. You know, seven of our days and it was done. It could have happened that way or it could have taken longer. We don’t know. Did God speak and boom, it happened? Or did He kick it off and let physics have it’s way with His guiding hand? The only thing I know for sure is that God spoke and it happened.
There are problems with evolution that don’t get talked about. Fossil records show evolutionary spurts where new species appear in bunches. Evolution does not appear to be a linear progression. What do you do with that? And the whole thing about how life began. They have a theoretical model but they can’t make it happen in the laboratory. And according to the model the conditions would have to be so perfect that if it did happen you would tend to call it, well, a miracle.
But regardless of that if we suggest that life as we know it came about by anything more than natural means we are ridiculed, called unintelligent, dumb, backward. That’s how it is and that’s how it has been throughout history. Christians get laughed at. We should be used to it. As a matter of fact if we are not being persecuted, marginalized, or ridiculed we probably aren’t doing it right.