Re: How did we get here? By: Nekoshema / Novice Mar 03, 2015
Post # 4
While some believe we were created by a God [various faiths give various answers] scientifically we evolved. Personally I follow the scientific answer and feel the deities watched over us, over time they spoke to us. I've never really bought into a bearded man pointing and POOF there's the earth POOF there's the moon POOF there's the plants...
Re: How did we get here? By: Hadit.93 Mar 03, 2015
Post # 9
I have to say I do agree with Brysing to a certain extent. If you want to believe in a spiritual universe that is all well and good, but different civilisations have interpreted this in different ways, and thus have different Gods.
Man made God in an image which was 1. meaningful to him (sorry for the sexist language, but such is English) 2. Easily identified with.
For example the dying sun god. People used to believe the sun died each day and rose again each morning, they translated this into a myth and composed a deity. From their perspective this is what was happening. Now I am not saying that people who believe in Gods are fooling themselves, far from it! I am simply pointing out Ra did not exist until the Egyptians named him such, in a spiritual specific god-sense.
(That makes sense in my mind, but is difficult to communicate).
What I dislike is when people discard evolution simply because it 'is only a theory'. Well, yes. But it is a theory backed by factual evidence, enough for me to certainly conclude it is true. And the theory of a creation myth is much less supported and therefore less likely to be true.
An interesting fact about evolution, back when we had fish ancestors, we had gills. Certain scientists theorise that these gills slowly evolved and became the three ear bones.....just throwing that in there to share what my geeky self thinks is interesting!