The evidence for Evolution

By Steve Pryde

In this article I want to list some of the reasons why so many people, including the vast majority of scientists, believe in evolution.

Even if you are a creationist, it's important to understand not only
what other people believe, but also why they find it compelling. If you cannot fathom how any sane, rational person could believe in evolution, then maybe what you call 'evolution' is not actually what people believe. Maybe they believe something else, instead.

So let's take a look at some lines of evidence...

Yahweh - A God of war

The God of the Bible is a
grotesque human fantasy
By 'Fed up with religion'

"The Lord is a man of war; Yahweh is his name." – Exodus 15.3.

"I form the light, and create darkness. I make peace, and create EVIL. I the LORD do all these things." – Isaiah 45.7.

All cultures have anthropomorphized their gods into humanoid (if sometimes grotesque) form. Were the Jews the exception? Hardly. We know precisely what the Hebrew god looked like. We are, after all, fashioned in his own likeness! "Yahweh", in fact, is an abbreviation of the longer name, "Yahweh Sabaoth." Sabaoth is the Greek form of the Hebrew word tsebaoth "armies”. Thus Yahweh's name identifies the god primarily as the military leader of the tribe. In the mouth and the mind of an ancient Hebrew, Yahweh-tsebaoth was the leader and commander of the armies of the nation. - Prof. Corrine L. Carvalho. Encountering Ancient Voices: A Guide to Reading the Old Testament.
In other passages in the Bible, a longer version of the name, the Lord of hosts, could also be translated as “the one who created the heavenly armies.” This would suggest that Yahweh was first and foremost a warrior God.