hehe silly no one is going to hate you for your beliefs.....*looks around for acknowledgement*Originally Posted by fire blade
we might seem to be at each others throats at times, but as long as you don't press the wrong buttons we're one big happy AO family ^^
If you're confused, then seek out answers, ask people and see why they believe what they believe. There are religions out there that believe in multiple Gods too. Everyone's confused at least at one point or another, but it's up to you to ... un-confuse yourself
HRob, I kinda feel for what you're going through, my parents are also not strong Catholics so I feel out answers for myself. Luckily I had a more ready access to people I could ask because I went to a Catholic HighSchool. But it's not an easy thing, and it's not something that....once you have you don't doubt it later in your life. I'm still looking, searching, questioning.
About evolution vs. creation, Here's my Catholic viewpoint spew , you have been warned, "these are my personal views and does not necessarily reflect the views of this humble forum"
I believe in creation at the beginning, everything was created by God. Believing in creation doesn't mean you don't believe in evolution. Someone pointed out something somewhere else before. Just because we have proof of evolution doesn't mean that God didn't create those signs of previous evolution in addition to things that we see around us now. The bible doesn't account for every single thing on earth when depicting creation. It doesn't go...God created: <proceed to name every single thing in the world>. Why couldn't God create preliminary evolution or fossils? As for the big bang leading to evolution, or the whole Theory of Intelligent Design....there's no solid proof of that just as there is no "solid" proof of God.
Creation isn't as simple as playing SimCity and building a city from the ground up. Just because it's not evident around us or because we didn't discover it early on, doesn't mean that it wasn't a creation by God.
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