Why you chose to post this stuff to me in this section is a mystery to me. Perhaps you wanted to chat? Pass an idle moment?
No matter the why but the ensuing wherefores have gotten to me. First off, you harken back to that Old Timey Atheism that has remained unchanged since Gibbon's time. However science has progressed over those centuries even if old fashioned atheism hasn't. Secondly, I took the time to respond with a bit of my beliefs which incorporate modern science and the revelations of history btw.
You then ignore my beliefs and went right back to a simplistic almost childlike referral to That Old Timey Atheism where some believe the Earth is only 6,000 years old for some obscure reason. One too many begats I guess?
You want to argue religion with a fundamentalist. I am not a fundamentalist just because I believe in God.
God created evolution. <<< Please reread this sentence.
The Earth is 4.5 Billion years old ( some insist that number is wrong and assert that the correct figure should be 4.5 billion years and two weeks... but I am not part of that cult).
I mention a quantum universe because ( for some ) 'to be and not to be' should be a single question... ( that cult I agree with). Btw though I may be one of the very few to express such a thought but the Trinity (three beings in one) definitely seems more logical in a quantum universe and less so in a Newtonian one.
Oral history explains the seeming separation of humanity (mammals that we are) from the rest of the animal kingdom. By this I mean that we developed abstract thought which kicked us out of the 'unconsciousness of instinct' garden. Moreover we noticed that we are the only animals to wear clothes and figured we'd bring up that fact at the next meeting for a few thousand years.
Oral history uses metaphor. You want to define things with a simplistic rigidity so as to be able to dismiss belief more easily. It isn't valid unless you are discussing religion with someone who rejects science.
In all honesty, it was my pursuit of science and knowledge that brought me back to faith.
The Big Bang - '...and God spoke...' - odd how they managed to get that right huh?