Evolution of man and Genesis. What is the connection?

Philippines
September 5, 2010 5:10am CST
It is said in Genesis 1:27 "So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them." But according to Darwin and most scholars, that we evolved from apes. SO how do we connect them?
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@Galena (9124)
5 Sep 10
seeing as I'm not a Christian, I don't feel any need to connect the two. but if you are, maybe the case is that the genesis story isn't meant to be taken quite so literally. I've heard many people saying that by man in his image, they didn't mean physical form, but spiritually aware. so maybe that's what the story meant. many people say that it wasn't literally seven days. if you look at ANY creation mythos, they're all a bit far fetched. and none of them likely to be meant as a literal account of what happened. but I don't face this dilemma, as my religion sits nicely alongside scientific theory. my Gods are the creative forces of the universe, and science is the study of the forces in nature. so no conflict for me between science and religion.
• Philippines
5 Sep 10
And what is your religion? I am interested on your view about the origin of man.
@Galena (9124)
5 Sep 10
I'm Pagan. but that's a very broad term covering a lot of very different religions and spiritualities. where I'm coming from is a point somewhere between pantheism and beleiving in Deities. my Gods are Gods, in the usual sense, but I do believe that they are the energy source that drives everything. they are a face to that force. the creative forces of nature, I think that they are a part of everything, providing that spark of life in all things, but they are also distinct beings.
@redhotpogo (3935)
• United States
5 Sep 10
What I've learned about Darwin is that people often say things about him that aren't true. My biology teacher in high school who is a Darwin fanatic, and atheist said Darwin never said that man came from apes. He said that each creature has evolved in it's own species. And whoever said that Darwin said men came from apes doesn't know what they're talking about. It's just one of those things were someone misread his writings, and then spread these rumors around, and now everyone believes it. But let us suppose men did come from monkeys. It's easy to make a connection. The bible says God created man, it doesn't say how he did it. He created the animals first. He could easily change them into anything that he wanted. Science is not the enemy of religion. It's just mankind trying to figure out how the things that God created work.
• Philippines
5 Sep 10
"Science is not the enemy of religion" - Yeah, they can actually work together and I am trying to find out how on this topic. And we shouldn't take the bible or any other holy books literally.
@MDG2211 (711)
• Argentina
9 Sep 10
Said to be the missing link between the apes and humans. Science goes one way and in fact his research has shown that many things that have happened are not like what the church says. On the other hand, the church does not accept anything that says science, mass religion in faith, the Bible and the Gospels. Go different ways, are not compatible, the branch of science you want to try everything you said and it is written, instead of religion accepts everything that is written and take it as law.
• Philippines
6 Sep 10
Man definitely did not came from apes. There is only one point in time where all things are created. The six (or seven days) of creation. creatures may evolve but that doesnt create a different species. Man is different from animals. Man consist of a soul, a spirit and a body. Animals consist of a body and a soul. God gave man the power to do what he want over other creatures.