Your question suggests that "religion" is some kind of monolith in which everyone who is religious believes in the same things. You must know that this is not true. There are a lot of people who are religious (viewing themselves as Christian or non Christian) who believe
in evolution. There are evolutionists who are religious, and believe in something called theistic evolution.
I accept the existence of one Most High God, who is the Creator of all things. I also accept the ransom sacrifice of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and that his death, along with my faith, provides the means for my salvation from death.
I am not afraid of evolution, because I don t fear those things in the theory that are not
The theory of evolution that most Christians disagree with is that
life came into existence without God,
all plants and animals developed from one another, and
humans evolved from lower animals.
The fact that these points are Christian objections is shown by how Jesus commented on that last presumption. When he spoke on marriage and divorce, he said:
Matthew 19:4, 5
4 In reply he said: “Have you not read that the one who created them from the beginning made them male and female 5 and said: ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and his mother and will stick to his wife, and the two will be one flesh’?"
Jesus clearly showed that he believed that his Father created humans directly, male and female.
But Genesis 1:11, 20-25 shows that plants and animals were made according to their own kind. "Kind" does not mean "species", because the various kinds of plants and animals are able to adapt to their environment, and we also know this because we see it, and at times even cause the adaptations through selective genetic breeding.
But we don t see kinds change. Cats do not become rabbits, pine trees do not become tulips, and amoebas do not become paramecia. And chimpanzees do not become humans.
So, as the frequent question starter in Yahoo Answers, "Why", is often followed by something that is not true, I will answer this one as I often do:
Because religion, true religion, is not afraid of evolution.
27 The form of worship* that is clean and undefiled from the standpoint of our God and Father is this: to look after orphans and widows in their tribulation, and to keep oneself without spot from the world.