Thursday, November 2nd, Howard Hubbard Sanctuary, The College of St Rose, Albany, New York. 7:00pm
Alhumdulillah. As salatu wa salaam ala’ Rasulullah.
Before I went, I was expecting to learn the view’s of each Religion on the topic of evolution. That didnt turn out to be the case exactly. Some representatives of their religion weren’t very well versed in the view, or were just not able to convey the message across clearly enough, or it was just the 15 minute time limit on each speaker. Never the less, I’ll just note down the ideas each representative spoke about from their religious point of view.
Judaism – A women Rabbi represents the religion. She spoke from a third person point of view, so that really didnt help me to feel what she ment. She also read off a piece of paper, so you know how that feels.
- The process of evolution in some degree has to do with God.
- When Genesis mentions the earth being created in 7 days, some interpret that to be each day representing thousands of years.
- In Conclusion, God has a role in the process, but that is open to debate. “There is no unity on the topic.”
Hinduism – I didnt get much out of him either on the view of Hinduism on Evolution. He spoke first of flowers and the beauty of the colors. Then it lead to a quote from a famous Philosopher: Kapila – “Destruction means going back to the cause.” Meaning that when a tree dies, it goes back to the origin – the seed. When a human dies, he goes back to the germs (he said germs, but we as Muslims know its just dust). There wasnt much else he talked about. No conclusion was given. Continue reading