So, what are the basic beliefs of Christianity? Is a rejection of Darwinism one of them? This post is an extention of the conversation I've been enjoying with Mic on my previous post.
Even if you are a Christian, you can spend years just trying to figure out what all the different branches of Christianity think. And if you're not--well, it must seem like a waste of time to even try.
But there are basic doctrines that all Christians agree on. That includes Catholics, Protestants, and Orthodox. These basic beliefs are, of course, found in the Bible. They are also summed up in short documents called "creeds." One creed that virtually all Christians accept is called the Nicene Creed. Although it is short, there are a lot of thoughts packed into it. I would encourage you to read it slowly and thoughtfully.
"We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth,
of all that is, seen and unseen.
We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally
begotten of the Father, God from God, light from light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, of one Being with the Father; through him all things were
made. For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven, was incarnate of
the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary and became truly human. For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate; he suffered death and was buried. On the third day he rose again in accordance with the Scriptures; he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end.
We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who
proceeds from the Father [and the Son], who with the Father and the Son is
worshiped and glorified, who has spoken through the prophets. We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church. We acknowledge one baptism for the
forgiveness of sins. We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of
the world to come. Amen."