According to the research by Gallup agency, only 40 percent of the Americans belives in evolution, the 200 years old theory by Charles Darwin.
This research also says that belief in this theory relates to the level of education and, of course, the religion. It means that people with tertiary education deny evolution more than people with secondary education. And that people who often visit church don´t support this theory.
Interesting, is it?
I must confess I don´t believe in God. Not in the way the most (or all) religions do. In a nutshell - I believe in me and my family and friends, in goodness, politeness, knowledge and never-ending learning, enlightenment, outspokenness and equality. The list of my believes would be much longer, but enough is enough.
All these make me believe in the Darwin´s theory of evolution. I do believe we were originated from monkeys. And I am constantly fascinated by all aspects of the evolution. And that evolution never ends.
So I am atheist, but still interested in all religions (I am saying that with all humbleness and without taunting) and I have many friends who believe in God and visit the church often. And all of them believe in the evolution. Or they say so. They are all well educated, they are all pious. And they believe in Darwin´s theory.
Does it mean they lie to the outer world to be seen as more "normal", or do they lie to themselves? Is it possible to believe in evolution and God at the same time?-
Interesting. I must talk about it with a friend of mine soon. She´s a precious - we can talk about things connected with religion (well, her religion) for hours. She knows she cannot win me over, and I don´t try to persuade her at all. We just chat and respect each other. A true friendship.