I’m baffled by sharp divides over evolution and God as creator. The umbrella designation of “intelligent design” includes some pretty bizarre deductions. I’ve read (with hope) a magazine of theirs. I was amazed at its sloppy thinking, quirky methodology and sweeping conclusions based on what I call “preferred conjecture.”
I believe God is Creator. I’m neither a seminary trained theologian nor a university educated paleantologist. My belief is based on Faith, raw experience and relationship not on the fossil record or skewered, fundamentalist pseudo science. I believe Genesis is not a gealogical explanation of Earth’s history; but, a poetic analogy whose point is to declare that God is Lord of all.
“The just shall live by faith, and that not your own, it is the gift of God.”
I’m not offended, threatened or even sad if others disagree with me. I wasn’t put on this Earth to force others to my opinions but to love and serve them. Their hearts and minds can only be reached by God’s Spirit.
My God is a great big God. I’ve yelled, screamed and cursed at him in my rages.But even as I spew poison something inside me says, ”No.This isn’t right. God is a good god. I don’t care how MAD I am at Him. I will repent and give Him the benefit of the doubt.’ Let God be true though every man be a liar.’ My emotions are real and powerful but they’re not true.”
So let the scientists dig, examine and propose and the theological types debate. I’m sure God is amused.