The difference is - "God" is a being and evolution is a 'system'.
Consider this site. It was created by Simon Templeton and has a system in place. It continues to evolve through this system. One might say - it has a life of its own.
That life is primarily through the interaction of its participants.
Thus it is with us.
I see no conflict of interest between them.
answered 19 Feb '10, 01:33
I assume that you are referring to the age-old conflict between these two seemingly opposing ideas: Did God create life, or did life evolve on its own?
I personally don't believe that these two ideas are incompatible. I believe life evolved into what it is as a manifestation of God's.
Bible literalists will tell you that evolution is not possible because the earth was created in seven days. But the Bible is full of allegories and metaphors, so why should we insist on the Genesis timeline being interpreted literally? Whose to say that our day is the same as God's day?
God gave us the ability to understand his creation via science. Why would he create the earth in seven days, and then make it possible for science to tell us that the earth is several million years old? That makes no sense.
answered 19 Feb '10, 06:03
If God is ALL THAT IS - then God is evolution, and devolution, because there is no-thing that is not God.
If God is Being then He is also Non-Being.
I reckon an egg that grows to be a chicken that grows to lay an egg that grows to become a chicken that grows to lay an egg that grows to become ... might go a little way to help one understand that which is beyond out capacity to understand....
(I know... who laid the first egg - I don't know :) )
answered 19 Feb '10, 02:15
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I see "God" as the Being observing the"evolution" (which is the process of development and change) that is constantly taking place on this physical plane.I believe the spirit or soul in us never changes( it is always connected to God or Source) but the human in us is always growing or evolving - or else we die.If we can learn to still the mind, we too have the ability to witness or observe the processes within.
answered 19 Feb '10, 12:59
evolution is for every one progression and god all ready reached that stage! and let us experiance that stage to progress and reach the same stage as god! in the bible it is said that god is the father and we are the child! well the child need to grow and evolve it is a natural process in the universe!
answered 25 Apr '11, 00:32
it may be that at the apex of our planetary heirarchy sits a god who oversees the evolution of all life of earth,
answered 25 Apr '11, 13:11
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