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Universal truth

Creation vs. evolution?

I am 14 and would like to respond to Rob Blezard's article about science and religion ("Universal truth," March, page 26). It's often assumed that one must either be a creationist or an evolutionist. I say, why not both? Why do we always automatically assume the same belief about how God creates things? We think that if God made it, he obviously must have "snapped his magic fingers" and--voilà! --there it was. We don't look deeper into the mystery of God's work and ask if he perhaps could have done things differently. Couldn't God have created evolution? Days and years are not a matter to God. "One day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years like one day." We're trying too hard to prove which theory is right when we don't even bother to ask the creator. God does anything he wants. Perhaps it was part of his plan to create life as an evolution of lower life forms building up to more intelligent species--ones that would read and write and think and ponder his magnificent work.

                                                                                                                                    Lauren Eggert-Crowe
                                                                                                                                    Pottstown, Pa.


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