You may be asking yourself right now, how can Evolution be a religion? Or Creation a science? Such small questions, with huge answers.
First, you must understand me. I believe where the facts lie, that the truth is with that. Facts come first, then faith. (Yes, you need faith for both!)
Now mind you, sometimes facts are wrong. Facts used to say that the world was flat. But that fact was proven wrong.
Back to the questions. Evolution and Creation.
Misunderstandings on both sides have let many frustrated with arguments and conflicts. If we first get an understanding of where the other is coming from, maybe we will be able to have a lack of this frustration.
Creation Science believes that somewhere around 6,000 to 10,000 years ago, God created everything in one single week.
A large misunderstanding, is that God created every species. This is not at all what Creationists believe. They believe that God created every basic kind of animal. Dog kind (which the wolf, coyote, and domestic dogs come from), Cat kind (which lions, tigers, and domestic cats come from, and etc. etc. etc.
With this in mind, remember what Charles Darwin wrote in his book, The Origin of Species. See that word there, Species? This is what has confused many Christians over the course of time.
Let's look at the dog for example. It has many Species (Labrador, Cur, etc.) . But it is one Kind. (Dog Kind).
Creationist also believe that roughly 2,000 years before Christ, or rather roughly 4,000 years ago, there was a Flood (also known as Noah's Flood).
In just a matter days, the entire world was wiped out of existence, except for 8 people, on Noah's boat.
For a long time, Evolutionists argued with this fact. But recently, it was proven that humans went through a sort of "bottleneck". Many died, and the few that remained became the ancestors of all humans todays.
Now, Evolutionists believe that roughly 18 billion to 20 billion years ago, a random occurrence happened. There was absolutely nothing, but by some random chance, a small dot, smaller than a period of this page ( . ), drew all the dirt of the universe into it. The entering of the solution caused the dot to spin and spin, until finally it spit everything out.
Planets exploded out of the dot. One in particular, eventually became known as Earth. Now, first, Earth was a hot lava-like mass, almost like the sun. Eventually, it cooled down, and the lava became rocks.
(This part is inconclusive. All my research from college has said that there was no oxygen at this time. But, at the same time, the rocks absorbed the oxygen. My professor refuses to answer me in my questions.)
It rained on the rocks for millions of years (I want to know where the water came from. Water is H2O, 1 hydrogen molecule connected to 2 oxygen molecules. Supposedly, those elements weren't created until later.)
The mixture from the rocks and water cause a chemical soup. Eventually, over millions of years, it became the world's first living organism.
Through a process similar to fetal growth, this organism grew and multiplied. Eventually it's descendant came out of the water, and became the world's first real creature.
These are the two beliefs.
Look for Part 2 later.