That's pretty much the only purpose of evolutionary theory: separate man from God.
Yes, exactly. But I don't think it is petty point. For me it is very important point. Imagine for a second: If you thought the theory of evolution was Satan's work what would you do in that case? Would you not try to show others, who have not fallen under it yet, that the theory is not scientific at all and even so is not Orthodox? I can tell you one thing: I've seen guys who believed in this theory (without even having any knowledge of biology whatsoever) and who have relinquished it after my discourses with evolutionist.
You (I mean all evolutionists of the planet earth ) can't even solve any single problems arising in your theory.
I've seen close friends who after learning biology became scandalized by their Church indoctrinations of Bibliolatry and became atheists
But since the issue is not so petty, then let's talk about "my God" and "your God", and let's discuss together before we decide if something is petty or not, what is the difference between my God and your God?My God is one who created man in his image. My God created whole universe and participates in it forever. If my God withdrew Himself from the universe the universe would collapse instantaneously. My God created everything perfect (planets, stars, plants, animals and man) and nothing needs any type of improvement or so called evolution. My God tells me to trust his Saints in whom my God speaks. The Saints of my God say that evolutionary theory is theory of Evil one. Saints say that spreading Evil theory is not good. My God created perfect man as He created everything else perfect. This man needs no evolution and he/she will not ever evolve. He/She will become god by God's grace following Orthodox faith.
Now you tell me if your God and my God is the same? Does He let you spread the theory of evolution? Did he create perfect man without any evolution? Where does your God's evolution leads us in the next step of improvement? Who are we supposed to become after long time of random DNA mutations take place in our genome?
Yes, we have one creator, all of us. But if you think we worship same God then all of us (Hindus, Muslims, Orthodox Christians and so on) worship same God which I believe is totally wrong.
I believe in One God, God the Father, the Pantocrator, Who created heaven and earth, and all things seen and unseen.
I believe in One Lord, Jesus Christ, the Only Begotten Son of God, begotten of the Father before all ages, Light from Light, True God from True God, begotten, not created, co-essential with the Father, by Whom all things were made, Who for us men and for our salvation, came down from heaven, was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and of the Virgin Mary, and became man. He was crucified for us at the time of Pontius Pilate, suffered, and was buried. On the third day, He rose from the dead according to the Scriptures, and ascended into the heavens. He is sitting at the right hand of the Father, and He is coming again in His glory to judge the living and the dead, Whose kingdom shall have no end.
Truly, I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the Life-Giver, Who proceeds from the Father, Who with the Father and the Son is worshipped and glorified, Who spoke by the prophets.
I believe in the One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church. I confess one baptism for the remission of sins. I look forward to the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the coming age.
The difference between you and me Ativan, I can actually say something about God, not something I presume God believes. You like to make God a God of petty problems, but you said nothing about God Himself in His eternity. The problems you have are transient, and God is eternal, and I concentrate on eternal things as more important than anything else, be it physically true or not. My acceptance of evolutionary theory did not sway me from my Orthodox faith, unlike what you like to believe. In fact, many of these people I know who left Christianity were Protestants, which says a lot about their conception of God.
If you honestly depend on whether evolution is true or not to believe in God, then we don't believe in the same God. To me, whether evolution can be proven or not, God is the same yesterday, today, and forever. I depend on prayer and the sacramental life of the Church to believe in Him.