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A Christian-Evolutionist’s odd position in faith.


Some say it’s an oxymoron, but I am not sure. I do know I am one.

Creation is the hottest topic between the religious vs. atheist crowd. Science against faith stories. Evidence against faith. It’s a really a hot button for many. I have seen people become very personal and argumentative when it comes to creation. For some reason, this is the topic which carries a lot of emotional baggage with it. I have seen a lot of people behave offensively on this.

I have been a lot of things actually. I have been a devout YEC, an evolution basher, an enthusiastic Gap theorist, then a euphoric OEC and then a troubled Theistic evolutionist. And now I am more inclined to be just an evolutionist, and not so much troubled anymore. My transition has been across the board from atheist to agnostic to slightly deist to YEC to OEC and within that from Gap theory to Theistic Evolution. The more I studied, the more I figured that evolution was undeniable.

Apparently, a lot of believers don’t agree with me when it comes to that. I don’t blame them. It is not an easy thing to do. It took me some time to come to realize that there is probably no way that I may able to square things out between my faith and science, or between faith and evolution. That is my opinion, and some believers have no trouble reconciling science and creation, and I am fine with that.

However, my conclusion is that the biblical creation story quite certainly makes a strong case for

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And then the warmth left the room


It happened very recently that I had a sit down with some of my christian friends. It was a usual thing, nothing special but as always a few theological fine points were up for discussion. When it came to me, I recalled my experience of finding God and then walking with him. There were smiles all around the room for we all had seen and shared some time and all of my friends had witnessed how my life had had a turn around for God. So recounting what I had been pondering for over a year in silence and what I had begin to properly understand quite recently I mentioned that I found it a real beautiful thing that God had used evolutionary mechanisms to derive life and that the whole structure was so self sustaining that even without any active interference from God, it had the tendency to carry on natural work. I also said that Adam and Eve may have been factual people but the story of Genesis 1 is more of a lesson rather than a strict scientific account and it was never meant to be taken literal. And that I do not think the story in all of its detail is factual.

Silence fell!

Everyone looked at me with mixed expression, raised eyebrows and might I add, a few frowns. A few of them shook their heads in dismay. And then, when I was just a wee bit nervous, I began to understand my mistake. The cat was out of the bag. And then came the barrage of questions and rhetoric and accusations, clocked at 200 miles an hour with no stops. To be honest for a moment I thought I was standing in front of the inquisition.

From being asked why I would reject “The word of God” to “Are you even a christian, do you even believe in a Christ?”…I was spared “the devil’s spawn” but one of my friends even implied that when he said that by holding on to such lies, I was “doing satan’s work” and “pushing others away from God and leading them astray”…one of them called me “spiritually blind” and that “the bible is worthless to you”.

I was dumbfounded, and I noticed while my friends were still there, the brotherly love and christian warmth that I had felt all those years, had left the room.

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Article: To ask whether religions are rational is like asking whether they are pale green


To ask whether religions are rational is like asking whether they are pale green

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/belief/2013/oct/17/religions-rational-pale-green-irrelevant-nature-world

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Article: Francis Spufford Says Athiests Put Religion to All the Wrong Tests


Francis Spufford Says Athiests Put Religion to All the Wrong Tests

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/10/13/the-heart-of-the-matter.html

A very nice approach to the conflict between atheists and theists. What do you think? Please share.

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Article: Stellar Graveyard Shows Signs of Possible (Past) Life


Stellar Graveyard Shows Signs of Possible (Past) Life

http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2013/10/gd61-signs-of-past-life/

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Article: Craig Ventner: ‘This isn’t a fantasy look at the future. We are doing the future’


Craig Ventner: ‘This isn’t a fantasy look at the future. We are doing the future’

http://www.theguardian.com/science/2013/oct/13/craig-ventner-mars

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Article: Do Scientists Pray? Einstein Answers a Little Girl’s Question about Science vs. Religion


Do Scientists Pray? Einstein Answers a Little Girl’s Question about Science vs. Religion

http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2013/07/11/do-scientists-pray-einstein-letter-science-religion/

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Article: How do religions die?


How do religions die?

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/sep/30/how-do-religions-die

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Article: Religion, Science and the Attack of the Angry Atheists


Religion, Science and the Attack of the Angry Atheists

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/max-tegmark/angry-atheists_b_2716134.html?1361283035&ncid=edlinkusaolp00000008

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An amazing cat


Meet Oscar, the cat who can sense when someone is about to die.. (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-1248539/Meet-Oscar-cat-knows-.html)