Evolution is not a religious matter. When I say it has been observed in a lab I actually mean it has been seen to be true. You never heard the phrase "Seeing is believing"?
Here's how much faith you need in order to accept evolution.
You are arguing against a thing that science has actually witnessed first hand.
You can call it buffoonery, but I'm willing to match my works against those of Moses or practically anyone else you believe was chosen by Jah. You want to talk about corruption and abominable works? Who can disagree when I point out that Moshe committed genocide against his own people? If you murder the so-called "fool" for not believing it shows you are AFRAID of that so-called "fool" because maybe that person will influence others the same way that you wish to influence people by telling them God whispered in your ear. Not theirs. Just yours.
And when you terrify people into something you are CONTROLLING THEM.
If you were to join a gang, they would jump you in to test your resolve. However, everyone knows it's more difficult to get out of a gang because you risk the gang actually killing you. But that's weird, isn't it? If they are your family why would they ever do that? Because they want to make people afraid to leave, afraid to flip, etc. It is FEAR-based CONTROL.
A lot of people are AFRAID of these conversations. They can't even necessarily follow the evidence or anything; can't think critically, because they are afraid of making some imaginary prison guard suspect that for an instant they might be questioning God.
But are you?
God didn't write the bible, bro.
Therefore at NO TIME have I ever questioned God. I question MAN. If you are too scared to question MAN then there is no help for you. If you are too scared to question MAN then a MAN can herd you like a sheep until you are ready for the slaughter. I fear no MAN.
You say this is western propaganda. Did you not know there are many creation myths in the world? The biblical story is the one adopted by western Christians. Why do you choose this story over other African creation myths?
Then Doondari (God) came and he created the stone.
Then the stone created iron;
And iron created fire;
And fire created water;
And water created air.
This actually sounds like evolution.
quote: But one day a pregnant woman was seized with an irresistible desire to eat the fruit of the Tahu tree. She asked her husband to break some for her, but he refused. But when she persisted, the husband gave in. He crept into the forest at night, picked the Tahu fruit, peeled it, and hid the peel in the bush. But moon had seen him, and she told God what she had seen.
God was so angry with humans that he sent death as a punishment to men.
An Efe story (D.R. Congo)
Once you understand all these stories you understand that the elements of these stories are symbols and metaphors and simply a logical way for them to explain and theorize on previous events that led up to their current state of living. You think you know "the" story because you've only given ear to one. But you aren't supposed to take everything literally. If you did you'd have to ask how did humans know what fire was and how to create it if they weren't supposed to do it? The answer is, that the writer already knew about fire because he or she was telling the story in HINDSIGHT.
The Yoruba say humans were created to keep Obatala company. Your bible says God had scores of angels to keep him company already. So who is right?
What about Bumba? Why is this story different? What about Modimo of Zimbabwe? He lived in the east. Is that a coincidence that the sun rises in the east and sets in the west? Is it a coincidence that their understanding of God was a representative/symbol of duality? What about Unkulunkulu, the Ancient One, as told by the Zulu of Southern Africa? What about Ra or Nana Nyame who lived in the sky as told by the Akan people of Ghana? This story has a story similar to the tower of Babel except Abrewa telling her children to replace the final mortar on top with tmortar on the bottom caused the whole thing to collapse. What about Waqa, as told by the Oromo of Ethiopia? Why not believe that Waqa thought there were too many humans so he did a Thanos snap and half of them turned into animals?
You perfectly ignore all these other AFRICAN stories because it was the EUROPEAN who selected the story of the Hebrews and taught it to us as SLAVES as the story of the one true God. That's why you give this story such credibility. You can deny it all you like but the Bible would NOT EXIST without EUROPEANS printing millions of copies. They also were the ones who told you which books are to be canon; which you should treat as literal truth, and which they deemed to be false. You think the bible you read is the same set of writings that Yeshua taught? Of course not. You are being naive if you don't think the bible wasn't curated for you by white people. Most of them even think Jesus was white!
So are you really going to tell me about propaganda?? European missionaries LITERALLY used the bible as propaganda to help them subjugate many parts of the world. When Catholics converted so much of the world, where do you think all that money goes to that they collect? On what basis did European colonizers think indigenous people were savages? On what basis did a Catholic priest choose Africans to be taken as slaves?
You think mankind was created perfect because you do NOT KNOW about all of our imperfections. Can you see like an Eagle? Can you hear like a dog? Are you as strong as a gorilla? Is your skin as tough as a sperm whale? Can you live in the north pole without clothes? Can you breathe under water? Can you fly like a bird? Do you have poisonous venom? Can you navigate by natural radar? No... you are ignoring countless biological natural powers you don't have because you don't see your limitations as imperfections. Why? Because perfection is RELATIVE. Why are some humans born with tails? Answer that. Why do many humans have at least one allergy? Why are humans so easily to kill? Why don't our limbs regenerate like some animals? When you think of humans you don't think of any of those things because those things are all outside the realm of your human concept.
We couldn't fly so we made airplanes. We couldn't breathe so we created submarines. We create things out of wants and needs to overcome our limitations and adapt to our environment. But we're not magical beings. We're biological beings that have to obey the rules of physics. You want to believe in a magical God? Fine. Ask him why do we get sick regardless of religion or righteousness. And ask him to reply in an audible voice... to ME. If he can't do that then we're not the only ones who are limited. But in your IMAGINATION he is not. In your IMAGINATION he is magical. But the bible never actually explains magic because it assumes you already believe in magic. But why would you believe in magic? Why would you have superstitions? These are enabled by ignorance.
See, this isn't about MY imagination. It's about yours. But you wont go into a discussion about it, not because it's foolishness in your sight, but because you know that you need more than rhetoric to debate me and there is no evidence to support your position. I have already shared evidence. You have shared none. I come with facts. You come with feelings. I'm talking about knowledge. You're talking about belief.
I have beliefs too so beliefs are not wrong in general. I simply do not reject KNOWLEDGE. And that is what science is.