I don't consider myself to be an uneducated hillbilly..by any means. My family has engineers and a physicist,computer programmers, a nurse,a Marine...3 PHD's. I don't think you can pigeonhole a certain lifestyle onto a group of people who believe a certain way. I happen to believe in Biblical (6 day) creation, although many scientists believe in evolutionary(million of years) creation. My husband works in a place that has many such people (who don't consider themselves to be religious) who believe in theistic evolution..why,because while science is still the biggest belief in their life the evidence still points to a higher power that set it all in motion. These people aren't stupid either..they have PHD's in mathematics,physics,etc.(and they are helping to run the gov't of the United States) Sometimes their study of science leads them to their Christian faith.
“I was a young man with uninformed ideas. I threw out queries, suggestions, wondering all the time over everything; and to my astonishment the ideas took like wildfire. People made a religion of them.”
but for the most part,it is a faith that has to be relegated to the non-professional areas of ones life..to admit that you believe in Creationism /God is social suicide. (Freedom of choice?its a joke)Universities won't hire you,you are ostracized and looked down upon as stupid. Yes, discrimination is real, and you cannot really dare to voice any sort of opposition against the world wide religion of evolution. And giving students a "choice" to let them decide for themselves is rarely done.(outside of the Southern US)
Charles Darwin himself knew that he was trailblazing a new belief,and in a world where change offered a chance to break free of religion this choice was jumped on by the majority. I'm not a PHD and I don't understand the specifics of why exactly one would care to believe in an unspecified Supreme Being that doesn't care to be involved with the Universe past the initial whatever (one might think that they'd want to know more). It's true,nobody was there, nobody knows what went down. My faith leads me to believe that God created the Universe, whether by 6 days or a million years is rather irrelevant(but there is no reason for it to have taken millions of years) the point being, life must always have existed in some form..not from swirling dust particles. If that makes me stupid,well,so be it. I'm actually NOT stupid,I've read a ton on the subject from both sides of the aisle..but I can see why people choose to call me that..if you do not understand something or to acknowledge the possibility that there may be a god then to you, there really is only one option,and that is evolution.
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