And this is the problem with religious faith. It can ONLY ever be verified at the end of it all when we finally meet our maker. It can never be verified in an objective manner when we are alive since God doesn't make a habit of regularly putting His arm down for a routine blood test. Hence, faith.That's quite some post thanks. I never really pushed the 'pro creationism' opinion. I just find it all interesting. I believe that evolution is the best fitting explanation. I am a Christian. But I am steadily losing my faith. I love science and discovery, but I am struggling to accommodate my interest in empirical scientific evidence and the tatters that remain of my faith. Instead of Biblical truth, I find myself facing possible myth and misrepresentation of possible, unknown events. Ultimately I only seek the truth. It is very hard to let go completely of something that has been your entire life. When you are spiritually and devotionally entwined with something, it causes turmoil and frustrated anger that you (me) could have been living a lie. Ultimately you look harder for purpose and reason as a defence. But it's like swimming against the tide. Thank you for your informative reply
The creationist's problem is that they decide that scientific reality is in conflict with their faith. They decide that the somewhat more ludicrous parts of the Bible (such as talking lizards) are the "literal truth", and not a literary device known as a parable from which to derive religious meaning. Another possible option is to decide that faith does not have to mean rejecting reality in the process.
If it helps at all evolution, as well as being scientifically supported and the backing of pretty much every major scientific institution in the world, also has the backing of the Clergy Letter Project, where around 12,000 (mostly Christian) clergy have signed a statement saying that the acceptance of evolution need not conflict with religious faith. There are even scientists who are believers and have no problem in accepting evolution, such as Kenneth Miller (involved with the 2005 Dover ID trial) and Francis Collins, former head of the Genome Sequencing Project. Another two off the top of my head are Dr Allan Chapman (who wrote the book Gods In The Sky, as well as a Channel 4 documentary with the same name) and Lord Robert Winston, who mustachio'd appearance you've probably seen in his BBC biology documentaries at some point.
Otherwise since I'm not a theist I can't give you spiritual advice, so therefore I could only recommend you see a priest if that's your thing. And hopefully it's not one of those silly ones who'll just tell you that evolution was invented by Satan at the top of the Tower of Babel.