huntingdude16 wrote:All that seems complicated. I spose I could just believe in God and not have to try to comprehend all of it. Ignorance is bliss.
This statement shows your ignorance. A very strong belief in God is not rare in people with advanced science degrees. I have several Ph.D. biologists
in my family and they are also Catholics.
It is the elitist liberal/progressive types that like to stereotype all people that believe in God as simpletons. It is the same reason they regard everybody
that disagrees with them as simpletons. The simple progressive mind has not evolved to the point where it can stand to be challenged or debated and must therefore apply negative stereotypes as an excuse to not give serious consideration to opposing views. This was one of the major story lines in Obama's 2nd book.
There are of course fringe and even some not so fringe groups that believe things that are simply not true because that is how they interpret the Bible. There are far less of these than there where in the past because Christianity, especially Protestantism, allows the individual to challenge and question the church and the pastor's interpretation of the Bible. Along with a very strong valuing of education, which makes science and Christianity 100% compatible. Did you ever notice that many of the greatest educational institutions are Christian. Notre Dame (aka Our Mother, aka the Virgin Mary) doesn't just have a pretty good sports program.
Don't fall into false stereotypes. Christians are an incredibly diverse group that does include some real whack jobs, but mainstream Christians value education and science. Just like every other large group, the whack jobs are the ones that make the most noise and make everybody look bad.
For many evolution is the holy grail of their religion. They are just as much a zealot that there is not a God as the most fanatic religious zealot out there. They cannot accept that evolution is compatible with the existance of a God. They also believe far more is proven than actually has been.
Besides, how would things changes in the slightest if we proved that we did evolve from apes? Nothing.
Like I told a friend that was involved with the SETI search for extraterrestrial life. I absolutely believe there is life elsewhere, so what? He'd never even thought about the so what because he knows the laws of physics preclude even any real communication. We'll send a message and wait hundred or thousands of years to get a response
I believe we probably did evolve from apes. So what? I'll concede the point. Tell me how it changes anything. It doesn't prove or disprove the existance of God.
It proves some people are wrong
That's not exactly shocking. If you think you can convince everybody on the planet to accept even the most indisputable scientific facts, you are dreaming. The progressives believe in evolution as a religion, but they just can't seem to accept some of the most basic economic principles. We all have our quirks.
Obama is going to make us less dependent on foreign oil by taxing American oil companies. Now that is a true contradiction.