OK, I'm going to say it. I'll probably get blasted for it. But I'm going to say it.
Someone left me a comment on a previous post that re-opened this can of worms. It's my blog, so I'm going to say it.
I have a real problem with Christians who insinuate that others cannot really be Christian if they teach/believe in evolution.
Let me make it perfectly clear: I am not preaching evolution, here. The verdict is still out on that one. If you are interested, here is the Catholic Church's stance on the subject of evolution.
I have also not banned the mention of evolution from my home. My children understand that not everything they read in books is substantiated fact. Some of it is hypothesis. We are explorers in God's universe, hoping to understand and appreciate as much of it as our limited beings will allow.
But evolution vs. creation? Black or white. We're right and you are wrong. Why is it in human nature to see everything that way? What if we are all wrong? Let's not forget that we are seeing creation and, yes, even the Bible, through fallible human eyes, pulled in one direction, then the other by our physical faults and weaknesses.
And beyond that, we often are not even talking about the same thing.
You can't have an argument about anything unless everyone knows exactly what they are arguing about. And yet the word "evolution" gets thrown around as if it means the same thing to everyone. It doesn't. Even Darwin knew that.
The next time someone says the word "evolution" to you, ask them: "The evolution of what?" And see what they say.
Sometime I'll write about why Darwin is not evil incarnate (no, he's not a saint, but he's not evil).
And why Lincoln is no saint.
If I still have any readers.