One of my most recent articles on creationism: http://www.rustylime.com/show_article.php?id=3756#comm29238
After the annoying threats and troll commenters were done insulting me over my anti creationist rhetoric, I received an interesting comment:
"Creationists need to consider that the bible is not a scientific textbook. If it was then genesis chapter one wouldn't contradict chapter two. In chapter one, humans are created last after the plants and animals, in chapter two humans are created before the plants and animals."
I thought that people might like to discuss my reply:
The lack of consitency in any holy book of any religion suggests that it is written as a phylosophical perspective rather than a scientific deduction, thus, and as you suggest, it should never be interpreted literally. There is no evidence to suggest a creator but much to back up evolution. Sure, we still need to work on it and we will, as we evolve our ability and excitement to add on our predecessors' conclusions does also evolve.
Not understanding is forgivable, but simply saying "god did it" is a stab against humanity!