From the perceptive of Vedanta
As per the idea of Indian ancients, adding the idea of involution then the whole idea of evolution and involution taken together actually proves the truth of religion. How does it do so, the highest in the evolution like Christ man in Christianity or Buddha man in Buddhists and free man of the yogis called Jivanmukta (free while living) of vedantins all of this there must have been where in potential form in first protoplasm of life, even further in to singularity at the beginning of the universe from there the emergence of the matter, energy, space, time to the emergence of stars and planets to the emergence of life and to evolution of life to the emergence of intelligence and the evolution of civilization to the coming of spirituality and the religion and the appearance of these highly spiritually evolved human beings in the sense of morals, unselfishness, spiritual insights all of this must have been there at the beginning of the universe also in an unmanifest form.
This is the idea of evolution and involution of the universe by the ancient Indians. That ultimate reality which exist at the beginning emerges as a seed and which evolves in to this magnificent universe and goes back in to the seed, behind it all giving it existence, making it all possible is that ultimate reality is the supreme power called as ‘God’. This is the actuality in saying god created this universe. This ultimate reality is called “Brahman” in Vedanta which is the nature of existence, consciousness and bliss (Sat Chit Ananda) which appear as this universe. Hence, if we combine the idea of evolution and involution then evolution instead of the being the enemy of religion will actually proves the truth of the religion.
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- The Vedanta Philosophy, complete works, (Mayavati Edition, 1970), Calcutta: Advaita Ashram, Vol. 1, 347-55.
- Ray and Wanda Ellis, Swami Vivekananda in Washington D.C (1991)., The Vedanta Kesari, 369-70.