All Beliefs are Welcome Here!
So I've been reading quite a bit recently on evolution. I've been a firm believer in it for years, but found whenever the subject was brought up I really could not back up my beliefs. Not being a person to follow something blindly, as well as a Biology Education major, I decided to grab a few books on the subject and dive in. The Greatest Show on Earth by Richard Dawkins is probably my favorite, and the most accessible and recent to anyone interested.
Anyway, something I quickly noticed was there seem to only be two groups in the debate: Christians, and Atheists, because the main opposition to evolution is of course creationism. Most of the anti-evolution literature and arguments come from Christians, though this may be due to the fact that I live in America where Christianity and Christian values still seem dominant.
But the whole reason for this post is I'm curious to see what the Pagan community has on this subject. Do you believe life on Earth (and possibly anywhere else) simply happened? Or do you have your own version of creationism? Have you not heard enough to properly judge?
Ask away with any questions, I'll do my best to answer.
for creation to turn out as perfect as it did it had to have been a long process over millions of years.... if we just appeared there are a million things that could of went wrong...
it makes sense to me that life started out with basic creatures that evolved over a long time to get to where we are now.
Creationism is not interested in anything but elevating itself by whatever means, fair or foul... It is a highly distorted fundamentalism. And of course the creationist admits the lie of their own argument every time they step on an airplane. They don't only fly on planes piloted by devote Christians who pray every time the plane takes off to make sure god is in a good mood and wont drop them into the ocean. Creationism wins every time it is given enough credibility to argue about.
There is no conflict between science and spirituality. That conflict is fabricated for political reasons. There is plenty science does not yet know or even has wrong, but everyone (Christian fundamentalists included) acknowledges science every time they fly, get in a car and trust that when their light is green the other is red, etc. etc. etc. The denial of science is absurd when every person depends on and believes in it every single day.