I can see an atheist thinking this.
But the neat thing about our God is, anything that science can show, it shows God did it.
It isn’t like I was sitting here believing in God, and CE came about and I panicked. I must think of a way to explain this or my God doesn’t exist.
It is more of…oh, evolution is real (seeing so many studies on it) hm, cool, that is an even more fascinating way to look at how God created us.
Some YECs against evolution have said take a computer and randomly insert 1’s and 0’s in it, since we can do billions of calculations per second, we should randomly invent Microsoft windows right? Though this is a good argument for that fact that there was a designer/programmer out there, this doesn’t prove evolution wrong, nor understand it. It might prove your (incorrect) understanding of evolution.
I am learning (as a somewhat former YEC as of months ago) how evolution works. It is more like God is a programmer. He wrote a bunch of code (in His brain or wrote it down, doesn’t matter), and when it was completed. He hit the power button in Gen 1:1. The computer started to boot up, that mass of 1’s and 0’s all compiled into an extremely dense program (hot dense singularity) expanded, it began to take effect. The program now has a set of rules that it follows, and things get created within those parameters of the programmer. 1’s and 0’s become stars and supernova’s which create more star. Then you have boot up complete, you are now in windows. That shows me an incredibly brilliant designer. And if someone wrote a memoir of this programmers journey intended to be read boy a 10 year old surrounded by other 10 year olds with their own different programming stories of computers just being there, or codes fighting against other codes and there is no one in charge of coding. or ANE creation stories. They might say, the first day the programmer made a bios, then secondly he ect. Knowing full well, He programmed it all in a second (time doesn’t exist), He hit the power button, and stuff happened how it happened. But if it was written that way, that stuff happened as it happened, it would just be another similar sounding creation story. Instead, it has great intent and clear purpose to contrast all other creation stories.
Maybe @Christy can help me out. A great article (I can’t seem to find) on how the Genesis account was very intentional in its writings at the time compared to the surrounding ANE beliefs. It was a 6 page PDF, I can’t remember where she linked it in the past…