September 21, 2014
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I saw the advertisement for the Part 2 of "Up the Tree." It sounded interesting since evolution is what initially made me move away from accepting the Bible as an authoritative source. I still think it has a lot of good principles, but I recognize that I cannot base my life on its truths as I had in the past. At first I tried to reconcile it with evolution, and books like "Language of God" by Francis Collins (the genome scientist), "Random Designer" by Collings, and "I Love Jesus & I Accept Evolution" by Lamoureux helped me, but eventually I had to recognize that their explanations didn't completely solve the discrepancies.
I am nearing 60, but am trying to think more freely as I age. For me, the issue of evolution was the initial catalyst that got me moving away from some of long-held beliefs & more open to new ideas.
I enjoyed the spring hike as well as the fellowship both during the hike and afterwards at the restaurant. I've been on other hikes which either left me exhausted or couldn't even finish, so I really enjoyed that this one was do-able and enjoy-able.