Monday, April 7, 2008

Evolution v. Creation

An excerpt from Evolution, Creation and Faith, over at No Coward Soul. Please come read!

Susan asked, “Is there a way to reconcile creationism with evolution? Or is it one of those "blind faith" sort of things?”

Crede, ut intelligas

In the sense of faith, I’m a follower of St. Augustine of Hippo, who wrote, “Crede ut intelligas.” Translated, "Believe in order that you may understand." In other words, faith must be present for us to know anything. We have to have faith in the credibility of a person, place, thing or idea in order to have basis for knowledge.

I can’t provide you tangible evidence for creation, nor for the final link in the evolution of humans. Either way, your response, your belief, will be something you choose. It’s going to be based by other things you put faith in – do you believe in the Bible is literal? Inerrant? Do you believe your spiritual leader (priest, clergyperson) is the divine messenger, or a human in a career like anybody else? These foundational beliefs will guide what you believe about other theological issues.

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