Re: Evolution challenges Christian dogma
My view is that the Bible has an underlying accurate core of ideas that does sync with reality. I've discussed this before regarding precession of the equinox as a cosmology that provides an original framework for the Biblical myth.
Precession is the star clock for the earth, and was known as such by Biblical authors. Main Bible stories are allegories for the reality of the cosmos, seen through the lens of precession. The story of Jesus matches up to evolution by presenting a vision of how humanity can evolve culturally towards ideals such as love, truth, peace and justice.
The trouble is that to see how the Bible syncs with reality you have to completely junk most conventional theology and start from scratch with an atheist scientific perspective. The idea of the supernatural is totally opposed to evolution and is dangerous and stupid, causing people to hold beliefs that could cause human extinction. God won't save us.
Very few people have any interest or aptitude for a scientific reading of the Bible. Believers accept unscientific junk, and scientists are so offended by the junk that they cannot imagine there is any truth behind it. This is why there is so little space for exploration of how the Bible might have an accurate core.
Conventional faith is a bit like if biologists only focussed on the useless junk DNA, and ignored the coding DNA, the part that actually does anything. The 'coding DNA' for the Bible is the allegory for precession as an accurate long term explanation of time.