I recall a time where my grandfather, who is over 70 years old, and I, along with others, went on a hiking trip to Reeves Ranch. We could talk about all sorts of different topics. He was naturally a scientist, also a theist, and loved talking about concepts about biology that I could not understand. In high school, I was taught about the theory of evolution as well. I had no problem jiving my religion with this scientific fact. However, my grandfather, who was not only an intelligent man, but also an engineer, did not believe in evolution. He had obviously thought about it before.
He had a whole list of arguments of why evolution simply is not possible. I was a bit timid, which is unlike my character, normally I pronounce my beliefs in both science and religion with conviction. This being a close relative of mine though, I sort of hesitated. I mean, after all, he was an old man-retired-he would have no influence on anyone on the theory of evolution other than my intermediate family. So I just listened.
I found it odd how often some go through such strong argumentative exertions to disprove something that they perceive to be a contradiction to their beliefs. I mean, is evolution really a bad thing? I don’t think so. I don’t see any contradictory claims at all made in the Holy Bible what so ever. And there is even an orthodox Jew who’ve come up with some astounding theory’s building on Darwin’s idea of Evolution. However, that’s a whole other conversation.
Evolution, as I perceive it, is a beautiful scientific natural pattern of something that will always exist. Sure, I don’t understand every little idea behind it. But it seems to be that if Evolution wasn’t true, then God has gone way out of His way to provide evidence, very strong evidence I might add, to support evolution.
Perhaps it is time for Christians to stop being so afraid of this theory. Perhaps it’s time for us creationist to come out of the evolution closet and accept scientific fact.