I would put myself in the group that believes in evolution with God as the divine spark. I’ve always believed Science is a gift from God, not against God.
But I never accepted Darwinism. I just don't have enough faith to attend that church. I cannot muster up the vast quantities required. I'll stick with the Bible and with Christianity. That requires faith too, but only a reasonable amount -- an amount of faith that I can handle.
I find that the most interesting aspect of creationism vs. evolution is that evolutionists have evidence and fossils to show you, but they can never answer a fundamental question. They can never explain how no life suddenly became life.
Evolutionists subscribe to the theory that when the universe was formed, nothing was alive. So, how did this “non-living matter” suddenly come to life.
They can never provide an answer.
The poll is flawed since the only way to vote for the creationist view is to also accept that it happened within the last 10,000 years. I doubt 46% of the population are young earth creationists. It seems there should have been the following choice as well ...
4) God created human beings pretty much in their present form at some point in the past
Good thing that science isn’t a democracy.
I’ve been wanting to post my thoughts on this ever since (6 months ago???) someone made an entry about the marvelous eye. I’ll try and get it together.
Even if evolutionists could prove that the biological machinery of life arose spontaneously (which they can’t), they can’t even come close to explaining how the genetic code came to be.
The information carried in our DNA is stored as a code and is decoded by biological nano-machinery. A code is meaningless without an INTELLIGENCE bestowing meaning upon what would otherwise be arbitrary arrangements of proteins.
A vastly less complex analogy would be the English alphabet. We have 26 letters that when arranged in certain sequences form words, which when arranged into other sequences form sentences, then paragraphs, etc. There are also spelling conventions and rules of grammar. Yet, absent an intelligent mind assigning meaning to all of the components of written communication and an intelligence establishing rules for decoding written language, our letters and words and sentences would be nothing more than arbitrary meaningless blots of ink on paper. Even if you could somehow prove that the paper and the inkblots arose spontaneously, so what? It is a quantum leap beyond that to prove that the meaning contained in even a simple sentence arose without intelligent design, much less works such as the sonnets of Shakespeare or War and Peace.
Evolutionary theory is therefore foolish. It is impossible for a code to arise by chance since by definition it requires an intelligent mind to assign meaning to it.
I know I’ll be considered simple minded, but, if we evolved from apes, why are there still apes?
I still believe.
If more people believe in it, it must be true. Just like liberalism, even more so, creationism is a full of wishful thinking for insecure minds.