This I Believe. Kevin Orr. I believe that the Earth was formed, and is still forming, by the coexistence of a higher being and natural science. I believe in evolution, the Big Bang theory, and the global warming theory. I also believe in God, divine intervention, and Heaven and Hell. .
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This I Believe
I believe that the Earth was formed, and is still forming, by the coexistence of a higher being and natural science. I believe in evolution, the Big Bang theory, and the global warming theory. I also believe in God, divine intervention, and Heaven and Hell.
When favorable things happen in this world, people thank the “Gods”. When unfavorable things happen, people say they have “upset the Gods”. And we always thank God for everything in our life. But I believe God doesn’t control everything.
Why would God kill innocent people in natural disasters? I don’t think it is to “teach us a lesson”. I think that God has power over certain things, and science takes over the rest. In some cases, science overpowers God. Science evolved animals. Science created the base of the universe. But God created Earth, and fine-tuned it to the exact specifications for life to exist.
Confessing these beliefs has been a point of struggle for me. To my luck, I attend a very liberal church, where people, and even my pastor, have open minds, and understand my thinking. It’s not that you believe in science or you believe in God. It’s just what you believe, and whatever that is, it’s accepted.
This is one of the problems in the world. It’s the skeptics versus the scriptures. If you don’t believe God created anything and everything, then you don’t believe in God, and you’re a skeptic. If you don’t believe in evolution or the Big Bang theory, you believe in the scriptures. It’s a difficult point that is evident in the world and even right here at home.
I confessed my belief on a church trip in Montreat, North Carolina, where 1500 kids come together for a spiritual week a valley of the Blue Ridge Mountains. While in a small group of randomly selected teenagers, I had become comfortable enough to speak up. The reaction from a cluster of rural Southeastern church-goers was not what I expected.
One boy spoke up, saying he agreed with me. It was amazing that after one person agreed, it was like a domino effect within the group. Now, no one’s belief was as “extreme” as mine, but they accepted my point of view, which was all I needed.
When it comes to religion, people say it is black and white. You believe, or you don’t. Then there’s the gray area. The “don’t ask, don’t tell” region of religion. And I’m in that gray area. But believing in coexistence of science and God has only strengthened my decision to pursue the Christian faith, in my very own way.