(Original post by AntiMagicMan)
The problem is that you are not discussing a purely theological matter. The bible asserts something that directly contradicts the way we know the world to work. The way I see it there are two options, except from recognising that Christianity is a complete myth, you alter your perception of the bible from being the 100% word of god, and accept that while it is not always true, you can gain an understanding of god from it, or you reject science and stick to your rapidly disintegrating worldview. It looks like you have chosen the latter.
I know many Christians who are perfectly happy with accepting that Evolution happened, they know that the bible is not the literal word of god, but they still have faith in God. Religion is not clearcut, and you seem to be quite arrogant in your view that your way is the right way, and anyone who disagrees is wrong.
I'm the enemy, not other Christians who believe in evolution!
I am aware that some of the bible is symbolism, especially the book of revelation. I am not be arrogant, I am simply pointing out the massive flaws with trying to accept evolution and christianity.
The bible says we were made in the image of god, which obviously does not mean that god as the body of a man, rather humans have within them the virtues of god, including emotions, a mind that can understand and learn.
By saying that we evolved from lesser species, we are no different to any other animal on this planet, we are just more advanced. How then can we be seen as different from animals.
As I have said many times, evolution does not allow for original sin, which negates a lot of other things said in the bible. The original sin is the reason for both judeism (sp) and christianity, as both religions work by the principle of atonement for sins and, in the case of christianity, the only way to atone for the original sin, which you carry from before birth, is to trust in jesus.
The idea that god made the big bang and just started the ball rolling, knowing that humanity would end up being created may be used to show god's omnisenience, but it does not show his omnipotence, as an omnipotent god would not need to wait billions of years for his creations to take shape.
One thing I would like to know is where catholics stand on the flood and the longevity of life pre-flood, weather they think that too was a myth.