Creationism vs. Evolution

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Evolution versus Creationism has been a debate in society for many centuries because of the lack of evidence supporting both theories. It is not surprising that most humans wonder where they came from. In the early to mid nineteenth century, Charles Darwin proposed that living beings evolve to meet the needs of the environment around them to allow the species to continue surviving if conditions of the environment change. A belief of this theory is that life has evolved from hydrogen that was present at the birth of the universe into all living things found on Earth. Evolution is a theory that is based on science and Creationism is a faith-based theory. I do not believe that human beings evolved. I believe that a higher, supernatural being, God, created this universe and every living thing in it.

The main reason I support Creationism is because of the way I was brought up as a child.

My parents are very religious people and encouraged me to be a practicing Lutheran. I attended a Lutheran grade school from Kindergarten to eighth grade and a Catholic high school. I had at least an hour of religion class almost every school day for thirteen years. I also attended Sunday School and Confirmation classes every week while I was growing up, and also taught Sunday School for about four years. As you can see, I have a very strong religious background. I do not see how anyone who was brought up as a Christian can fully believe in evolution. My whole life I have been taught that God created the world and all forms of life in it. My faith is strong enough to believe in the concept of Creationism. The very first line in the Bible reads:

"In the beginning, God created the heavens...