Ok, I will admit, I haven't read all the posts but I'm jumping in anyway to avoid any controversy.
I believe in evolution...controlled by a higher power. I guess that would be theological evolution? I believe that things evolved gradually over billions of years but someone or something had a hand in it, and I'll tell you the reason why.
We can break everything down into atoms, molucules, sub-molucules, etc. We (or most) can accept the big bang theory where everything just came together and exploded, right? Well, what I want to know is where did those tiny little particles come from? What was the universe before that? Supposedly it was just a void, and all of a sudden these tiny little particles just "show up"? How can something just show up in a void? They had to be put there by someone or something...nothing doesn't make something.
Somebody posted here that life began because of alien influence...well, that raises the same questions. Where did THAT life begin?
When I was in junior high school I was lucky enough to be able to go to a few meetings with my grandfather who was president of the astronomy club here. There was one man that thought he was SO much smarter than everyone else because he had a "degree". He still couldn't answer these questions. He kept breaking it down to particle, then sub particle, etc. I just answered "and where did that come from"....he finally couldn't answer me anymore. (LOL, picture a 5 year old asking "why" to every answer...but I knew what I was doing...
) He just walked away after he was stumpted. My GF was SO proud! LOL.
Anyway, that is what I believe.