I have come back to the faith for about a year now and while I am incredibly thankful, I still seem to struggle with the same questions of faith. It’s as though no matter what my thoughts are it always boils down to this: the origins of humans. These questions are the ones I just can’t seem to get answers to, so I would love to hear what the catholic forum world has to say.
- If evolution is true (which I think there is strong evidence for) and species evolve in populations, how do we fit original sin?
- Everything appears to be random in nature. Space, Meteors, natural selection, even humans. If this is true, this means souls would be nonexistent. How can I look at this randomness differently?
- Waste. Dinosaurs? Giant extinct sea animals? Why would God create waste that seems to not serve a purpose?
- How can I look at human consciousness as intentional? It would seem like our ability to reason and have philosophical discourse could purely be from an evolved state of the brain where the question of “why” doesnt really matter and it could just be “how.”
Along with any answers, I would love any kind of recommendation on bringing together science and faith or philosophy and faith. Books, websites, documentaries, organizations, etc. My questions are genuine and I am really looking for truth. It feels like I’ll never fully “believe.” Thank you and God bless