Today is the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin’s birthday. I admire Darwin for spending his life gathering evidence for his theory of evolution. I do think it’s a shame that he grew apart from the church and found himself doubting God as he got deeper into his theory.
I think it’s entirely possible to believe in God and accept evolution. Let me be clear, since it’s not clear to most of the general public- evolution is not something you “believe” in- it’s a fact. Do you “believe” in trees? Flowers? DNA? All of those things are just as real as evolution. </science teacher mode>
Anyway, the Vatican also knows this and is, in fact, having a conference next month on evolution- cool!