So. Call me crazy but I don’t get all the hulla-baloo over teaching the theory of evolution. Well, as long as it continues to be taught as a theory. Because you know what a “theory” is, right? It’s a guess. An educated guess, mind you, but still some smart guy’s idea based on evidence yada yada yada. You know, stuff. I’m sure most of it is fact-based but not everything, especially since there seems to be “missing links,” if you know what I mean.
The thing is that God is kind of the know-all, see-all, do-all, Go-To guy in the universe therefore whatever or however “it” happened, it was under God’s direction. This is something I have known all my life, innately. It’s not something I have struggled over very much because it’s something I have always believed. If I struggled with something it was how to discuss this innate belief with others. I’m still not sure how to explain it; except to say that God is the Ultimate Scientist.
Here’s the thing. God works within laws. So He has to follow certain parameters. The power he wields we call The Priesthood. By the power of the Priesthood God organized elements to create the earth, the universe, etc. So how exactly that was done is debatable, but my guess is it was some kind of big bang or other catastrophic anomaly. The point is that it was done in a logical, fact-based way that may or may not be currently explained via our “scientists.”
The thing is, I believe the point of our current existence is to have faith in something. Faith is a belief or hope in something that you cannot see, cannot prove in the “factual” or cognitive sense; nevertheless it is true. The leap from Faith to Truth is not very far but sometimes can be misguided. An example of misguided faith might be to avoid a doctor’s care when you have an infection or some other illness that requires medical intervention.
A Truth is something that can be proved, irrevocably, cognitively, with facts and numbers and indisputable evidence. The problem is that a Truth can also be something you feel in your heart, in the depths of your soul. Just because there is not indisputable evidence does not make it less true, it’s just not something that has tangible proof. Yet.
“Doctor” God is the ultimate scientist. His “magic” is known as the Priesthood and by that power He created the Heavens and Earth and all things that in them are…
In my opinion, of course.