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I do not like to picture God as though He is some sort of magician, waving a magic wand. I do not believe that light, darkness, the earth, wind, water and man simply appeared out of thin air. I believe that God used his scientific language and created nature in such a way that science can only prove His existence. Some of the greatest scientists to have ever lived, believed much the same thing.
The Big Bang Theory suggest that the universe came into existence with an resounding crash of sound and light - so massive that the radioactive waves can still be seen in our atmosphere to this day. Keep in mind, this happen 13.8 billion years ago. Thinking scientifically, how would you imagine the voice of God yelling "Let there be light!" being like? Would it not be a magnificent crash of sound; a beautiful explosion of light? Scientists are confident that the universe erupted from a mass around the size of a marble... yet they cannot explain it. How could you, other than the infinite complexity of God Himself?
Imagine, the seven 'days' of creation actually being 13.8 billion years to us. On the sixth day (roughly 2 million years ago) God started to form man from the dust. Over a period of thousands of years; God's 'dust' creation reached a point to which felt His 'image and likeness.' He breathed his divine life into it and it became man! Sounds like evolution to me. As Catholics, I believe that we need to view scientific discovery as the mechanism to which we come to understand how God created us. The beautiful part is that we already know why he created us - to love and to be loved. The 'why' is just as beautiful as the 'how.'
If you think that I am out of line - please take the time to read Pope Francis' view, here.