I really think that the Christian creation story (at least in part) and universal evolution (aka the big bang theory plus evolution) is very compatible. I was thinking about it one night, as I like to think about random things, and this is what I came up with.

“Day 1”

1: In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
2: And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
3: And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
4: And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.
5: And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.

God = Elohim = pantheon of divine beings. (heaven = energy) + (earth = matter) = big bang (Earth Mother, Sky Father) All in darkness in the womb of creation (the deep, dark waters). The creation of energy and matter. The creation of the universe. The creation of light.

“Day 2”

6: And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.
7: And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so.
8: And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.

Division of heaven and earth (matter and energy). Creation of Heaven (note upper case) the sky.

Continue reading