How did it all begin? That is, where did we come from?
While I don’t intend to end the debate over this topic or change anyone’s mind, I do want to offer something to think about.
As you know, there are two schools of thought on our origin: we evolved or we were created.
Either point of view requires a degree of faith to accept — and for me, evolution actually requires more. Here’s why:
Follow the theory of evolution backwards, starting with people. Follow them to land animals, to water animals, to plants, to single cell organisms, to amino acids, to a mixture of gases, and so forth. No matter how far back you go, the nagging question is always there: Where did that come from? At some point, there is the inescapable conclusion that something had to come from nothing.
For me, that takes a great deal of faith to accept — seemingly more faith than to simply say that an ever-existing God, living outside of time-space, just made it all.
If the use of the word faith is a bit off-putting, then consider Occam’s Razor, the principle that says the simplest solution is usually the correct one. To me, being created is simpler than having evolved, so I’ll go with that.