I don't object to a belief in evolution, for I see evidence for it's validity as a scientific theory. Though I do have a problem with many of the humanist philosophies that have been built on evolutionary theory--that's a topic totally separate from the science of evolution--I don't see evolutionary theory and Orthodox Christian faith in the creative work of God as diametrically opposed to each other.
That with which I do take issue is your insistence that evolution is a fact. AISI, evolutionary theory is just that, a theory. A theory that is the best, most scientific explanation of the origins of life based on the evidence we have before us. But to be scientifically honest, I just don't think we can call evolution an established fact. Who knows? Scientists may discover something ten, twenty, thirty, or even a hundred years from now that shakes our belief in evolution to the very core. This potential falsifiability is what makes evolutionary theory truly scientific; calling evolution a fact does not--it just makes you dogmatic, and dogma is not falsifiable.
That said, I can't stand creationists, either. Too much ignorant fear-mongering... Our God is certainly big enough to withstand the scrutiny of modern science, and I would hope our faith is, too.
Thank you for your reply. What I was trying to say, though, is that evolution - if defined as the change in the genetic makeup of populations, - is a fact. You can objectively measure frequencies of alleles in populations, and objectively verify that they, indeed, change. You can also tie this change to factors such as mutations, natural selection, genetic drift, migrations, and non-stochastic sexual replication (mating preferences). This real, factual, verifiable evolution may or may not be followed by speciation (depending on the degree of isolation of the two independently evolving populations).
The THEORY is not that evolution exists or not (it does) but that life on our planet, in its totality, is being constantly diversified by the above described process of evolution (change in the genetic makeup of populations). That, indeed, is a theory (of course). But there are many other similarly valid, serious, productive theories in science - for example, the atomic-molecular theory of the structure of matter (yes, a theory!), the theory of electromagnetic field, the theory of gravity, the cellular theory in biology, the clonal selection theory in immunology, the so-called "danger theory" in the present day "postmodernist" immunology (my field), and other.