Scientists seem to agree that the universe is billions of years old, and the earth took billions of years to gradually form. They also agree about the theory of Evolution and the age of the human race.
Yet certain Fundamentalist factions of Christianity still insist on a literal interpretation of Genesis. How do they justify it?
From a Catholic perspective, it would only follow logically that God’s Creation would leave obvious marks in the various scientific fields. Like a crime scene, you’d find evidence everywhere. The evidence would logically follow the event. Same thing with Creation. But the Fundamentalist view of Creation seems to have no evidence. There is no evidence that the world is thousands of years old, for example.
Also interestingly, Genesis seems to contradict itself in the first two chapters. A Catholic would look at that and say that the contradiction just goes to show that the stories are meant to be taken literally but are trying to convey a non-literal, non-historical explanation. How do Fundamentalists explain the contradiction?