Saturday, April 5, 2014

E is for Evolution

            E is for Evolution. And since I have this tendency to write about religion, yes, it’s going to be one of those posts.
            But I promise not to get up in your grill or be overly annoying. I just want to say that people need to chill out. What kind of creator would we have if he/she/it didn’t make it so we could adapt to this crazy world?
            Bear and I have a theory that evolution and creation go hand in hand. Our creator got us started, but where we went from there was entirely up to us and the conditions we live in. That’s almost a Deist way to look at it, but neither of us are. He’s Christian, I’m Pagan. We coexist easily because we’re both open to another point of view. Are we both where evolution needs to go if the human race intends to not kill each other? Eh, probably  not, but we do need more mutual understanding in this world. There are a lot better things to be arguing about than whether or not your ancestor had a hairy ass and ate bananas while in a tree.
            I mean, really.
            On that note, E is also for Earth, our dear provider that we need to pay more attention to. If we don’t take care of it, eventually it will stop caring for us. If you’re inclined to write me off as a tree hugger, just stop and think about it for a minute. Everything your body needs comes from the earth. What happens if, because of all the damage we’ve done to it, it stops producing what you need to live?
            You’re up the creek without a paddle. Not a good way to be.
            If you read this far, thank you. If you’d like to leave a comment, feel free to include a link to your blog so I can return the favor. Kelswitch, over and out.


  1. I'm with you, let's all chill out and take care of this Earth, since we so badly need it. Great choices for letter E, and glad I clicked on the link from the other blog.
    Silvia @

  2. I think you have to recognise the difference between evolving and adapting. With changes in weather and ecosystems species are able to adapt to survive in changing climates. Creatures need to be able to adapt. But do you seriously think that an amphibian can become a mammal? There's no need for that.

  3. I subscribe to a similar worldview. Still Christian, but I don't have a problem considering an infinite God who began working on this place 14 bilion years ago (give or take a few). I remember a theory once, that we stopped evolving because we learned how to adapt the surroundings instead of adapting to them. (I also have a less charitable theory that those who don't believe in evvolution haven't evolved themselves…)

  4. Stopped by after hearing you mentioned by Mrs Inger Anna Jones - and I'm delighted. I often find myself writing about the same thought-provoking questions. What came first? The chicken or the egg? Did God make us in his image? Or did we make God in ours? And the Earth, she needs us. I'll stop back soon.