An Origin Story for Atheists

Philip Dhingra
Dec 4, 2020 · 2 min read
Michael Angelo’s “The Creation of Adam”

The easiest wins in spirituality are origin stories. There is something incredibly satisfying about the idea that we were created in “His image.” For an atheist, though, there isn’t an obvious parallel, except in evolution. But can we get something that’s as spiritually uplifting as the notion that we were created in His image?

I want to propose that the way life evolved on Earth is likely how life would evolve…