Evolution & Spirituality: The Truth Will Set Us Free
How can we account for the widespread violence (physical, emotional, and spiritual) over the past 2,000 years among the followers of Jesus—the greatest proponent of non-violence that the world has ever known?
I think it has to do with evolution. We are still evolving! And progress is not always linear—two steps forward, one step back.
The "worldly" behavior that the New Testament discourages (particularly violence) can be observed in chimps, gorillas, and other primates.
If we saw ourselves as apes with a frontal lobe with faulty wiring, maybe we would be more humble, make better choices, and have more inner peace and outer peace.