It takes a lot of faith to believe in evolution.

It takes a lot of faith to believe in evolution.  | WHICH IS EASIER TO BELIEVE? THAT YOU'RE THE PRODUCT OF MILLIONS OF YEARS OF RANDOM PROCESSES, OR THESE PEOPLE ARE? | image tagged in evolution,creationism,god is love,genesis,jesus saves | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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"...for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created." Rev. 4:11
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If you make the steps small enough, big things are very doable. And since the entire universe is 13.7 BILLION (not thousand or even million) years old, it won't be just us that popped up.

WHOOPS, your Bible thinks we're the only planet in existence. Oh wait, in fact it doesn't even know what a planet IS. In fact, since your Bible (or Quran or Torah/Talmud) was written by very earthbound fallible men, it doesn't even grasp that stars are BILLIONS OF OTHER SUNS, let alone know how to count that high, or that the GALAXY ITSELF exists, or that there are even OTHER GALAXIES.

Parts of the Bible commend humility, but that does seem lacking in actual practice.

So, what if the Bible was badly wrong and the Earth was NOT JUST 4400 years old, and your narrow civilization of less than 10,000 years was NOT the defining history of the universe, and the end of the entire universe (whose size you do not remotely grasp) was not just right around the corner every time some church authority invented a new interpretation for extremely vague and ambiguous texts?

That means your whole eschatology itself could be wrong. Better to keep it humble instead, Christians. You might find it much more useful.
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The Bible is wonderful poetry, I'd call it a great read. I do find myself more on the side of scientific study with regard to Creation, rather than theological study, though. I think if you want to continue to believe in God, given the scientific information that is now available, you have to be pretty philosophically flexible.
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You're right there are many other possible ways to believe in a Deity other than contradictory biblical literalism, and some of them are in fact very interesting. I think all, with exception of a few absolute metaphysical systems, still find themselves hoist on the omnipotence/omniscience/omnibenevolence triad pointed out by ancient Greeks, but the others are still worth consideration.
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Yes magic apples, magic men waving wands, and generations of incest are much easier to believe.
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