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Yes, you can No, you can not
Debate Score:17
Arguments:16
Total Votes:39
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Can you be a christian and still believe in evolution? Elaborate answers only

Yes, you can

Side Score: 9
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No, you can not

Side Score: 8
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Of course you can. Genesis actually shows the Earth was without form and was void, fish, land creatures, birds, and humans last of all creation. It easily could have said humans came first. It didn't.

The earth was formless and empty, and darkness covered the deep waters.

https://biblehub.com/genesis/1-2.htm

Early Earth was covered in a global ocean and had no mountains

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.newscientist.com/article/2130266-early-earth-was-covered-in-a-global-ocean-and-had-no-mountains/amp/

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So God created the great creatures of the sea and every living thing with which the water teems and that moves about in it, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.

https://biblehub.com/genesis/1-21.htm

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And God said, "Let the land produce living creatures according to their kinds: the livestock, the creatures that move along the ground, and the wild animals, each according to its kind." And it was so.

https://biblehub.com/genesis/1-24.htm

Side: Yes, you can
bridgetmm(70) Disputed
1 point

But if evolution is undeniable, even for a man of christian faith - how do you explain the fall of Adam and Eve?

How do you explain they were the start of the whole process, if in reality we evolved from primates?

Side: No, you can not

Can you be a christian and still believe in evolution? Elaborate answers only

Nope. Sorry, but the Bible dates the Earth at around 6,000 years old, and that isn't sufficient time for evolution to have produced the variety, yet alone the complexity of what we see today in nature.

Side: No, you can not
bridgetmm(70) Clarified
1 point

Why is it in your opinion necessary for a christian to understand genesis literally in order to be a christian?

What I mean is, that many christians would argue that they don't read the bible literally, they read it metaphorically or symbolically, or however you'd say.

Side: Yes, you can
BurritoLunch(5199) Clarified
1 point

Why is it in your opinion necessary for a christian to understand genesis literally in order to be a christian?

Because to assume the Bible is intended as a work of fiction undermines your entire belief structure. If it isn't true then you shouldn't take things like Jesus and God literally. Unfortunately, because of the spell you are under, you seem to think it's OK to throw out the parts of the Bible which defy science, while you keep everything which, although no less ridiculous, hasn't been debunked directly.

Side: Yes, you can