if you believe in evolution, do you believe in a real Adam? The Gospel of Luke and the Gospel of Mathew both begin the descent of Jesus at Adam and Mathew days that Adam to Jesus was 28 generations. If this is true Adam would have been roughly 3,000-4,000 year prior to Jesus. Either you believe humans evolved into the first man 3,000-4,000 years ago, or you are saying that Mathew and Luke are wrong about the time between Adam and Jesus. If they are wrong why would they not be wrong about more?
Do you think that this isn’t a question that the Early Church addressed? It is stated that to God a thousand years are as a day. Furthermore, you’ll find very commonly in the Bible, “individuals” acting almost as societies. Tell me, if Adam was literally a human being, and there were no other human beings around, how is it that his son, Cain, built an entire city for him, his wife, and his son Enoch?
“And Cain knew his wife; and she conceived, and bare Enoch: and he builded a city, and called the name of the city, after the name of his son, Enoch.” Genesis 4:17
Such allegory is so common! Jacob became known as “Israel”, an entire society being referred to in the name of an individual. Is it not possible then, that Adam, Cain, and all these “literal” figures stand in for larger groups of people?
This is even consistent with what Christians who believe in evolution would say, that humanity fell as a whole rather than two literal individuals. Adam and Eve could always be a stand in for all humanity.
There is no truth apart from God, and when we know something to be absurd, such as the idiotic belief that the world is 4,000 years old (younger than human civilization itself), then attributing it to God is an insult and ignorance, and provides the Christian faith with nothing but damage because of how stupid it is made to look.
“Now, it is a disgraceful and dangerous thing for an infidel to hear a Christian, presumably giving the meaning of Holy Scripture, talking nonsense on these topics; and we should take all means to prevent such an embarrassing situation, in which people show up vast ignorance in a Christian and laugh it to scorn. “ - St. Augustine
“It is however quite clear that the Bible does not aim to present a scientific account of the origins of the universe and it is rather naive to base one’s argument on a literal understanding of the Biblical Narative. Scripture regards all history from the perspective of the intterelationship between the human and divine. The authors of the Biblical narative often use metaphor and symbolic language and although they inevitably rely on the scientific knowledge of their own time, this does not diminish the significance of the Bible as a book through which God speaks to Humanity and reveals himself in all his creative power.”—p52, Metropolitan Hilarion Alfeyev, ‘The Mystery of Faith. (via the-violent-take-it-by-force)