Ok, this is by no means another Creationism vs Evolution debate, in fact, I only wish for evolutionists to post. My question is, how exactly does the Church view evolution? What I mean is that, does she say that every form of evolution comes forth by the will of God? Take for example the evolution of our modern elephants (the African Elephant Loxodonta Africana, and the Indian Elephant Elphas Maximus) That God put His will on the Primelephas, the species our modern day elephants evolved from, and little by little, caused it to evolve into the elephants we know of today? This would go the same for every single organism of life. Does the Church believe God controled every single movement, pulled every single string, and is still doing that today as things continue to evolve?
This is the idea I normally get from the Church, but I disagree with it entirely. It sounds ridiculous to me. I’ve taken the belief that God created all energy and matter in the univerese, having His will set upon that, exploded it (the Big Bang) and some point during the explosion He released His will allowing His creation to flow a free course, where things freely evolved.
God, knowing everthing, knew eventually Mankind would come, and He wanted us to be with Him, to have an eternal soul as He has, so waited until we would be able to experience His Presence, He waited until we evolved an auditory processing to hear His voice, visual processing to see His face, and cognitive processing to make sense of His message. Even for Him speaking to us mysticaly, without words, man had to of evolved needcognitive functions to comprehend His meaning, and input from the brain’s emotional centers to fill us with rapture and awe. I mean, neurology makes it clear: there would be no other way for God to get into our heads except through the brain’s neural pathways.
And so once mankind evolved this, a process which He began then let go of in order that we would be tottaly free creatures to accept or reject His love, He appeared to us and gave us an eternal spirit.
This is what I believe.
I have this feeling that many of you are going to bitterly attack me, but I don’t care. No other way makes sense to me. And I can’t say that because the Church says something else, that I MUST follow, or I’m dammed, especially regarding a matter as this!