The narrative of evolution is compelling, although I keep smelling gaps in it. Far above my pay grade to say more than that.
I continue to think that Christianity has not really confronted the psychological, much less theological, challenge of the virtually universal embrace of evolution as a meta-narrative in the West.
What kind of Godhead is reflected in the 14+ billion year history that precedes the merely 3000 year old tradition of Jewish and Christian religion?
The Mormons continue to fascinate me. The internet and YouTube are full of all kinds of interesting stuff. The audio re-enactment of Joseph Smith's King Follett sermon makes it plain what an original mind he had: God as an evolved man, and only one among many. The official Mormon PR campaign to gloss over all the distinctive divergences they have from standard Christianity seems pusillanimous to me.
After all, the whole business is founded on Smith's assertion of The Great Apostasy. He took to its logical conclusion the Protestant stance that the Church had fallen from its pristine purity since the days of the Apostles. He asserted that the Church had completely disappeared --all its baptisms had been pointless and empty for 2000 years--and needed, not to be reformed, but to be restored, started all over again from scratch.
Been doing the Paleo thing for 3+ weeks now. I may have lost some weight, but I am noticing a real drop in energy, though I am sleeping really well. Makes going to the gym less appealing and less engaging. Once Mr B is back --I promised him I'd do it til then-- I may revert to my earlier 4 Hour Body eating pattern. I had good results with that, found it easy to do and it had carbs in it. Apparently my body misses them. (I know it misses him.)