Why are some Mormons against evolution?
I’ve been wondering about this for quite a while now and have done some reading on it to see why any one member of the Church would not accept the theory of evolution.
At face value, it’s easy to understand, why with Adam and Eve and all, but we all know that even those members who accept evolution can somehow divide the two stories in their mind quite nicely and trot along happily in their lives.
In recent years, the Church has basically sidestepped the issue by stating that science is not the Church’s business.
The current oficial view of the Church can be found in BYU’s Evolution Packet, which is freely handed out to any one who wants to know what they’re supposed to think when asked if they “believe” in evolution.
This document is the biggest cop out in the history of the Church in light of an issue that is at the footsteps of many of our public schools across the country.
Go ahead and read it if you’re really curious, but it won’t change the fact that in order to believe in Adam and Eve, you may as well skip those biology classes.