Evolution or Creation?

by Doug Mason 14 Replies latest watchtower beliefs

  • Doug Mason
    Doug Mason

    What would the outcome be among people at this site if we were able to conduct a poll on belief in Evolution or in Creation?

    What would the outcome be if at the same time we asked for religious affiliation (including formal, informal, or none)?


  • peacefulpete

    A surprising number of formerly religious people have shed the trappings of religion altogether. "Religious thinking" crosses all sects and denominations and once you see through it, religion in general has no appeal. Of course many have left their church for other reasons, for a few it was doctrinal debates, for more it was the church rules. IMO Those no longer JWs (or any other religion) who leave because of these latter reasons are more likely to be open to the idea of returning or looking for another religion. I'd be willing to say the results of any poll such as you suggested would support this hypothesis. But that is a pretty personal poll in an open forum.

  • Doug Mason
    Doug Mason

    Apologies. I am wondering mostly about belief in Evolution or in Creation. My , the second question is subsidiary to that. In other words, I wondered whether people here had hung onto Creation even though they had removed themselves from a form of religion.


  • peacefulpete

    I wasn't seeking any apologies or think you owe any, Doug. It would be an interesting poll if we could get everyone to participate, but I'm guessing given the topic it might be difficult to accomplish that. No one wants to be harassed for their beliefs and sadly it might play out that way.

  • LeeT

    You seem to be omitting the possibility of theistic evolution.

    I believe in evolution, am an atheist with regard to the Jewish/Christian/Muslim God and very doubtful to atheist on other God claims. That is, I see no need for the existence of a creative intelligence who acts with human welfare in mind but cannot absolutely discount such an entity. When it comes to Gods about whom specific and testable claims are made, they always seem wanting.

  • Vidiot

    IMO, Googling "horrifying sea life" should cure anyone of creationism. :smirk:

  • days of future passed
    days of future passed

    What about a different kind of creationism Vidiot? All the terrifying sea creatures, nasty blood suckers and horrible parasites don't have to be made by a "loving" creator. Just creator/creators. For whatever reason.

    People themselves make up horrifying creatures and monsters just as bad or as worse. Yes of course they haven't made a real world but it does show the possibility of what something else could consider as part of a creation.

    Just because most of the religions paint a "god" as being loving and perfect, it doesn't mean the "entities" are.

  • waton

    creative evolution or evolutionary creation, a deist view. here.

  • shepherdless

    Evolution (ie theory of natural selection) for me.

    No religious affiliation. No superstitious beliefs.

  • jhine

    Evolution . l am a life long , church going , believing Anglican . l don't know any Christian who does not accept evolution . In my local church we have a science teacher and a retired research scientist . We believe in a Creator God who used evolution to bring about the world that we now know .


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