Theistic evolution Make sure you read the section entitled Spectrum of viewpoints so you get an idea of the scope of the subject matter. Over the last 150 years or so, more and more religious people have come to embrace evolution as a process of divine creation. In other words, that it was either the inevitable result of the way God designed the universe, or a process that was initiated and subsequently guided to some extent by His hand. A literal reading of genesis (for example) doesn't lend itself very well to incorporating evolution of course, at least not according to the creationist camp anyway. But as noted on Wikipedia, "Christians have considered allegorical interpretations of Genesis since long before the development of Darwin's theory of evolution...". So, why rally so hard against the most well-evidenced scientific theory in the history of the world instead of simply embracing it as one of the pinnacles of your God's creative prowess?