LETTER: Evolution, God not incompatible
Published: Thursday, March 7, 2013
Updated: Thursday, March 7, 2013 13:03
To the editor:
I have been following the debate started by Winters’s most recent opinion piece column “Debating the Ultimate Question.” I will start by saying that I fully agree with him in that there is a God and that he did play a hand in the creation of this world.
That’s not to say that I throw out evolutionism altogether it simple means that as I look at the beauty this world offers us and the wonders and secrets the our universe hides I cannot imagine it happening simple by chance as most would put it. On the other hand I also believe that God would not have created us simply for his enjoyment, He would have created us to learn and to prosper throughout life.
For me this is where evolution come in. to use an analogy of which I apologize in advance for if it offends. If I was God I would have created the world in such a way as to follow rules and laws, of which I would have followed those laws in the creation of that world. And to take it one step further, say I created beings of thought which we human beings clearly are, I would have made those being capable of discerning those laws.
It is my belief that evolution and creationism are not mutually exclusive ideas, that is not to say that humans evolved from something else for we have something different than all being on this planet, that being that ability for ingenuity. But is it possible that creatures have evolved to survive in the changing world, for the birds to change their beak shape and size for better hunting for tigers to form sharp claws used for tearing, the evidence has presented itself on numerous occasions.
It is my belief that we have been created by God though evolution has its role in the laws that govern our world.