Stephen A. Fuqua (saf)

a Bahá'í, software engineer, and nature lover in Austin, Texas, USA

Readings in Evolution and Religious History

Strange on the surface, but makes deep sense to me: currently reading Darwin’s Origin of the Species, and also started reading Stories of Baha’u’llah and Some Notable Early Believers (Baha’u’llah is the prophet-founder of the Baha’i Faith). Social-scientific evolution gives us a Charles Darwin and social-religious evolution/God gives us the Manifestation of the Cause of God for today. One brought us a better understanding of the physical world, and the other a better understanding of the spiritual world — and its implications for how we live out our lives as sentient beings in that physical world. Its implications for how we live amongst each other, for how we treat that Nature, which Darwin so carefully analyzed and loved. For how we reconcile ourselves to the seeming pointlessness of the universe.

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