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It’s Just a Theory: Why Does Everything Else Need a Creator but Evolution? October 16, 2013

By Julie Murphree, Julie’s Fresh Air

If we believe in the theory of evolution is it harder to connect with the master artist? Let me try to explain.

Often (not always), evolution is presented without a creator. How funny don’t you think?

I’ve never known a painting without the painter’s signature, a sculpture without a sculptor, a song without a songwriter. The greatest thrill if you appreciate art is that you might get the chance to meet and visit with the master artist of a great work of art.

Imagine visiting with Michelangelo who sculpted the Statue of David, considered one of the most renowned works of the Renaissance. Or let’s get more contemporary. While many do remember (even had a friendship with) Andy Warhol, can you imagine visiting with this contemporary pop artist? What a wildly fun experience.

English: Michelangelo's David (original statue...

English: Michelangelo's David (original statue) Deutsch: David von Michelangelo (Original aus der "Accademia" in Florenz) Nederlands: David van Michelangelo (het originele beeld) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Evolution? I have no one to talk to. Well, yes, I have scientists to visit with. I would perhaps like a conversation with Darwin too. I think he’d introduce the discussion with the phrase, “The theory of evolution.”

Instead, I would rather speak with the master of master artists. In his Word, the Bible, Creator God does a masterful job of presenting the creation story (which I know many suggest evolved through evolution … that the two are compatible). So much is left to theory, scientific observation and more. But, regardless, this is a master creator. What talent too. Creator God has taught me color and form today in his sunrise and sunset; airbrushed daily and differently for us. I treasure God‘s handiwork moment by moment.


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