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My mom and dad both follow Christianity which I have no problem which but I believe in science. Is that wrong?

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Do you believe in Christianity? Your parents beliefs don't matter if this question is about you. The majority of theists accept established science just fine so it's certainly ok to be Christian and still accept science.

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I feel like everyone is entitled to their own opinion:)

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Are they entitles to be wrong without fear of correction?
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I'm not here to judge who is wrong or right. I was very careful in how I worded this for a reason.
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I'm not asking you to judge. I am asking you to justify your statement that everyone is entitled to an opinion. That may be the case but many people take that to mean that all opinions are equally valid, when clearly they are not.

One of the best things about freedom of speech is that people have the right to state their opinions, and the rest of us have the right to point and laugh. It is that last part that makes for a stronger society that accepts good ideas and rejects bad ones.
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Listen, as a lesbian...I have learn to be tolerant to people because I have gone through so much. I may not be religious but that doesn't mean I can tell people they are wrong if THEY are. This girl is probably a minor so telling her to go against her parents didn't seem appropriate. I don't wanna influence someone to do something that will only make their life harder....especially when they are stuck with their parent until she is old enough to support herself.
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Then you really should have given that advice, it is good advice and I have said the same thing on here many times.

As for being tolerant, I hope that doesn't mean you are tolerant of intolerance?
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I'm being tolerant as I type this. I am offended that you are harping on ME and not fussing at someone who is actually in need of it. I can and will give the advice I feel is best. You don't have to agree and I'm sure you won't. I'll be sure to avoid answering your questions since I have apparently offended you in some obviously outrageous way that I am not aware of.
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I'm not offended. I questioned you because your answer is at best a platitude, and at worst dangerous. Rather than getting offended, maybe you could think about why this might be.
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Science and Christianity are not mutually exclusive.

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However, he was asking an exclusive question.
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I'm saying he can believe in both genius.
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Hello??? Did you read my name I'm a girl.
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Sorry, but how am I supposed to know if your username reflects your real name?
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They are not mutually exclusive if you pick and choose from both what you want to believe. Otherwise science disproves Christianity. For example, walking on water would break the laws of physics.
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Not really. Miracles in general break the laws of physics. That's why they're called miracles. Because God is outside physics, he doesn't have to abide by those laws. Again, science does not remotely disprove Christianity.
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Actually, science, especially history disproves Christianity. There is tones of evidence that contradicts biblical history. There are huge portions of the bible which we know did not happen because we know what did happen. We can see which parts were borrowed from earlier religions and which parts were re-written later.

And then there is maths and statistics. Although you can't prove a negative, we can work out the odds, and maths can show us how absurdly improbably any part of religion actually is. The odds of it being true are so infinitesimal that they would constitute proof to most people. Strangely though, it is theists who usually roll out probability theory to try and prove god -- they of course apply it wrong.
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Rather than saying "It's been disproven hahaha" actually try to disprove it.
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If i were to say that I could move a coin with the power of my mind, you would say that unlikely.
If I were to say i could magically turn the coin into a cream bun, you would say that is very unlikely. It would take far greater magical powers.

If I were to say that I had a troll that could make rainbows, you would consider this unlikely.
If I said that I had a fairy that could cast love spells and control time, you would consider this far more unlikely, because it would take far more magical power.

The more magical power a supernatural being has, the more unlikely it is.

God's powers are supposedly infinite, making god infinitely more unlikely than trolls or fairies. It's not impossible, and I can't prove there is no god anymore than i can prove there are no fairies or trolls, but the odds against their being a god are so huge as to be incalculable. In fact god is the least likely of all possible explanations, the idea that we were created by aliens is far more likely.

It is a pointless exercise because from a scientific point of view, there is no reason to go looking for god. There is no evidence what-so-ever to lead us in that direction. Every mystery attributed to god that science has ever investigated has been found to have a natural explanation, and there is no reason to suppose that trend will be broken. Science has chased the god of the gaps right out of the universe, so now apologists can really only place him before the big bang as this is really the only gap left.
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Your argument doesn't really apply.
If you were to say that you could move a coin with the power of your mind, I would say that unlikely because you are a human, whereas God is omnipotent
If you were to say you could magically turn the coin into a cream bun, I would say that is very unlikely because again, you are a human, who is weak, while God is omnipotent. Power doesn't make something unlikely.

If you were to say that you had a troll or a fairy, I would consider this unlikely because there isn't the expected evidence. A lack of evidence doesn't necessarily disprove something, but that's if there SHOULD be a lack of evidence. If there were trolls, people would see them. Especially if a normal person like you had one. The same could be said for fairies. HOWEVER, an invisible God who has no interest in proving his existence to those who wouldn't believe anyways would not have much evidence. At least, he would not have much evidence that would make the news.

Also, God creating a singularity isn't much of a filling in of a gap. It's not a "We don't know, therefore God" situation, it's a "We know, God" situation.
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your arguments don't really apply.
There are plenty of people who believe they can do things with the power of their minds, including several billion people who believe they can move mountains with the power of prayer.

For thousands of years people believed in trolls, fairies, demons, angels and gods, despite the lack of evidence for any of it.

Absence of evidence is evidence of absence when evidence should reasonably be expected -- your claim that god would have no interest in proving he exists is absurd on its face, apparently it means so much to him that we believe that he will condemn us to an eternity in lakes of fire if we don't believe in him. But of course, this whole proposition is absurd no matter which way you look at it.

If god is outside this universe, not part of nature, and leaves no evidence that we can test, measure or quantify, then god is completely irrelevant.
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1) Praying, causing unity which results in an application of power tools to move a mountain is completely different from believing in esp.

2) I could give you evidence, but again, God would have no reason to give evidence you would believe in the first place. For the other stuff, as far as I know, trolls and fairies were legends, not beliefs.

3) You are just whining at this point. As I said already,God has no reason to give someone who will never believe in the first place evidence. Also, believing in God isn't what saves someone. The Bible itself says that everyone knows God exists, but many deny it. Including you obviously.

4) There are multiple parts to that, first of all, a lack of scientific provability doesn't mean something can't be proven.(science doesn't prove anything in the first place, it only disproves) Second, just because you can't prove something doesn't make it irrelevant. That's like saying evil is irrelevant, because you can't "prove" evil exists.
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Christians believe in science too, just not when it comes to the creation of the universe, no its not wrong.

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I feel the same. thing I don't get is why are we paying for our own beliefs?

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It's not paying for your beliefs so much as its paying for your lack of belief. Your sin has racked up a debt to God which you will either pay by your life or by Jesus' life.

You decide.
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But if something bad happens in your life, who will you turn to? The stars? moon? That is something to ponder....

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You turn to your friends and family. Some of us prefer reality to imaginary friend.
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sorry to hear that....
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I would I turn to my friends and family so pretty much what Gerand said minus the last part
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Exactly- a well adjusted person has no need to appeal to supernatural deities for strength.
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No need, right. But it is a blessing to be able to when you desire it. :-)
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If you believe something else tell your parents that. Don't get caught up in something you don't believe in

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I agree. Tell your parents.
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I don't want them to think they didn't raise me right or something because I choose to believe in science.
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If they want you to be happy they'll understand. They raised you perfectly fine but your entitled to your own opinion and they have to respect that.
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Believe in God, acknowledging science as the study of His creation.

The importance of the two, God and Science, can be reconciled. You don't have to give up one for the other. In fact, the belief in God enhances the perception of science and completes it. Modern science owes much of its foundation to Christians.
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Not entirely true exni... Science proves that the earth is millions of years old whereas the bible says it's only a couple thousand so science proves the bible wrong.
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Science suggests that the earth is that old...

I don't believe everything science says. Especially since science, through fallible man, is and can be wrong on a great many things. On top of that, I am certain that I have a relationship with the One who created all this that we see and He assures me that its HIS creation; which He is sovereign over.

So, if science says the bible is incorrect, let them. God says its true though and I'll put my faith in God before men any day.
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Ps- the bible doesn't say how old the earth is. It just says God created it. :-)
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In my opinion it is not wrong, unless you use science in the wrong way

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How could that be wrong? You have the right to think and use your brain.

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no you are who you are. it is even okay to tell them this too.

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No, you are entitled to your beliefs. Who doesn't believe in science??

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No. Everyone is entitled to their own opinions.

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Be catholic! More info on ewtn.com or the tv channel ewtn

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I am 100% Christian, and I recommend following your parents beliefs, that's the way to go.

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Science is not a religion.There are plenty of people who believe both what Christianity teaches and what science teaches. They do not have to conflict.

That said, faith is a journey for each of us. Your parents, I'm sure, are wanting to raise you to be Christian. They can lead you, and teach you. But you have to develop your faith on your own. Otherwise it's faith in your parents' word, not faith in God.

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Amen.
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I believe in the Big Bang theory.
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As do I. Just as I believe that evolution and adaptation are plausible occurrences, both past and future. But none of those things conflict with my belief in Jesus as my savior. Just because you believe in those things does not mean you can't believe in Jesus and in his teachings.
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You as a human being can believe in even Satan if you want to. That's the whole point of having a brain capable of thinking and knowing what's best for you, or what best calls out to you. Freedom of religion and expression. Live happy.

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You can believe in science and Christianity. God is a god of order, and because of that, we can study patterns of the world around us, because he made the world orderly. A pattern cannot simply come about by a random event in the cosmos. So, in actuality, science and Christianity go hand in hand

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No, there is nothing wrong with it. But the last hundreds of years or lets say the millenia made it very clear that religion and science is not going together. You just need to be clear in your head, when the religion stops being helpful and becomes silly. I'm going to follow religion when religious leaders come out and make a statement like "Anything that has scientifically proven is right."

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If history has taught us anything about science It's more likely that you will hear 'science was wrong about x and y' Man makes mistakes, God doesn't.
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Not really Exni. According to history, we'll find more mistakes with religion than science.
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If I was god I'd think, that brain hasn't gotten them very far.
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You can follow whatever beliefs you want, if it becomes an issue with your parents you might want to keep it on the down low instead of rubbing it in their face. It will be hard for them to see you stray from what you've been taught but hopefully they will realize you have to be who you are. Good luck !

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It's not wrong at all, but I would wait until you're 18 to break the news to your parents if you think they would freak out about it.

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Contrary to popular belief, theism and science don't contradict each other. It is absolutely fine. Just make sure YOU decide what you believe in.

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No, it is not wrong. Only you can determine what you do and do not believe, and you should not let yourself be pressured by people who claim what you believe is "wrong"- even if those people are your parents.

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What's wrong is to think that Christianity and science are mutually exclusive . I took several college courses in Biology and Anthropology and my Christian faith was strengthened!

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Hi lexy, they took down my answer, so I am putting it here.
Jesus is the Master Scientist. He invented all things, including science, so there is no conflict.
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Big Bang theory?
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God said it, and it was, and it was good.
Can't get a bigger bang than that! lol
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The theory that man and women evolved from a ape like ancestor? Cause I believe that too.
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As long as you keep the 5th commandment.

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What do you mean by "You BELIEVE in science"? You can't believe in science. Science is a fact; unlike most religions, it has been observed and the result has been the same every time. Science is about discovery; when you burn your hand when you're a kid and you find out that it's hot, that's science. Science is about discovery through observation and experimentation of the natural world.

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I mean right now I am believing in true facts that can be tested and proven right.
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Actually, much if science is based upon theory; including Evolution.
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Agree with Ryan: there are many "beliefs" which are passed off as "science". It's helpful to know when to distinguish verified data from speculation
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Theory has been proven. Evolution is theory. Therefore, evolution has been proven to have happened.

And yes there are many who have been "passed off" as science but those are only common with the religious people. The extreme religious people I should say.
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*evolution has been proven to be able to happen. sorry for my mistake. But yes, a theory in science is something that has been proven.
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Hey Passage, ever hear of "piltdown man"?
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I just looked it up and it was proven a hoax in 1953, so now yes I have heard of Piltdown man. However, that has nothing to do with evolution theory, because evolution is a process by which something simple becomes something complex. The reason why it's a theory, as you point out a lot, is because it does not happen in EVERY situation.

This is the difference between a law and a theory. This is why gravity is a theory. Gravity does not happen in EVERY situation. If you visit the moon, there is no gravity. However, the LAW of conservation of mass states that matter can neither be created nor destroyed. This happens in EVERY situation, thus the reason why it's called a LAW.

I hope we now understand the difference between a theory and a law. Also, I hope that we now understand that just because one thing was a hoax, it does not mean the entire theory of evolution is. Evolution is simply a process by which something simple becomes something complex.
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An example of evolution would be our genetics. Thousands of years ago, our genetics used to be very simple; we were still human. As generations passed and we began to mate with other human beings that have different genes than ours, our genetics also began to become more complex. Our genetics today are of a huge variety and not one person is the same anymore. This is an example of evolution.
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You said that "things that are passed off as science is only common with religious people". Piltdown was not created by religious people, and that hoax was on the books and in schools for 50 years.
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Of course not. It was done by an archaeologist with a really big ego. Science does not take credence to people's egos, for it must be objective, meaning without ego, emotion, or bias.
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Sounds good passage, but that's truer in theory than in reality. There is plenty of bias among scientists and in the interpretation on data,like the ongoing battles between the Leakys and the Johanssens over "Lucy"
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As I've said before, plenty of people with big egos, both for and against Lucy. There are some times when the evidence is plain and clear but other people simply do not WANT to believe it. Like I said, science does not take credence to people's egos.
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OK here's our common ground. The nature of science is objective and without bias, but scientists, being people, are prone to subjectivism and bias
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Yes, this is basically what I'm trying to say.
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It is possible to believe in both. We should in dact. God created ALL things including those things we group under the title of 'science'. Christianity and science are not mutually exclusive despite what the traditionalists want everyone to think. Whatever scientists discover about how this world works, from the possibility of a so called 'big bang' right down to the tiniest particle or string, it was put there and made that way by God. Science is merely the discovery and exploration of the amazing intricacies and processes of the world God made for us.

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Who defines right and wrong?

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That doesn't even make any sense? Lying wrong,telling the truth right.Who defines it is my parents,or your boss, or even yourself,see I know Christians believe that what you do in life defines where your soul goes when you die to heaven or .... (Even if I'm describing a location I'm not supposed to swear that is right because even though my mom will never read this I'm still doing good) but when your living the people who define right and wrong is what I said above.Also who defines what is right and wrong is also yourself and common sense.
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I don't understand your question???
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Why are those bad or good? Who tells what is good and bad? It's an opinionated question is my point. Because truth is positive towards both people and lying is only typically good for the one, Lying is seen as wrong, but a white lie, which SHOULD by that logic be wrong because its lying is good because it in a sense benefits both. Just because someone isn't helping others doesn't make it bad.
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And you made my point in your answer. Your parents or boss say what's right and wrong, however, your Parents and your boss will likely have differing opinions on what is right and wrong. So which one is right and which one is wrong about what is right and wrong? Well, that's up to you to decide for yourself because its your own opinion and belief system. I think my question made perfect sense, and you thought I meant there was no answer. The answer is yourself. You define right and wrong based on your own thinking and individual thoughts. Hopefully this answers your question.
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And if you define right and wrong since you said who defines it is yourself down here, but then above that you say your parents or boss do, now you've got conflicting answers. Is it your parents and boss who define right and wrong? Or yourself and common sense. Well, common sense tells me you don't know. Not insulting you, I mean I think you still don't know exactly how you feel on the subject
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My frontal lobe is not fully grown!! I can change my opinion. I feel like you don't need a book to define right and wrong for you.
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Quite simple. Just believe God created the universe 14 billion years ago, and that he invented evolution.

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But what if I don't believe that actually I believe something must of happened in order for us to be here today but I'm not sure what that's the mystery.
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You are most likely a deist. They believe some sort of higher power created the universe, but the higher power doesn't interact in our universe.
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Scientists have found many things, but they don't know everything. God knows all things. He is the one who created the heavens and the earth. I know the schools are brainwashing the kids into believing evolution proves God doesn't exist but that is not true and the theory of evolution is just that: a theory, not fact.

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May you please tell as many people as you can to stop using the "evolution is just a theory" argument?
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I believe in both.

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when the bible says that the earth was born in seven days, that's just putting the planning, preparation and evolution of the human race into terms we can understand. just because were the ones who came up with days and weeks and all of that doesnt mean a day for us is a day for God.when he made the earth it probably just felt like seven days for him but for us and everything else on the earth, it was millions of years. its not a complete explanation but it does help me comprehend where we come from.

All credit goes to my dad, hes the one who talked with me about this cause i got confused when we went over evolution in biology

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We'll I mix and match. I believe in the Big Bang but believe that God made it happen. I believe in dinosaurs who wouldn't there is evidence (it also mention dinosaurs in the Bible but they have a different name).
Though try open up to Christianity, trying seeing like they do just for a bit and if it isn't you're cup of tea then okay you tried. But there's a saying, it's better to believe in God and just die finding out there is no Heaven or hell, than not believing then finding out it was true all along.

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There is nothing wrong in believing in anything including science dear

What religion is called science if we believe in it?

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Join a youth group where they discuss this and many other things and have fun!

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I don't think there is anything wrong with having different opinions and believes than the ones your parents have.

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Christians believe in science. Just not evolution.

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Yeah, but science doesn't work like that. You can't just pick whatever seems to fit with the God theory and discard everything else.
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Even if you believe in science you don't have to agree with every theory out there. Evolution is a theory that hasn't been proven. It is not a law set in stone like the law of motion or the law of momentum. There have been many times in science where theories are wrong. It happens all the time. Evolution is purely speculation. I guess you can say God is just speculation too. That's just what I choose to believe. I don't pick out what just fits with my religion. I choose to believe what makes sense to me in science and I am a Christian. I am sure you do the same thing. So. . .what your saying really isn't true.
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Just don't let your "believing in science" make your far away from God. since science CAN"T explain how MIRACLES FROM GOD happened based on their scientific theory and knowledge.

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No, theres nothing wrong with it.

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