Today, 09:32 AM
Methinks your understanding of so-called "Darwinism" is deficient.
Firstly, Darwin wrote on the "Origin of SPECIES", not the origin of LIFE.
Evolution is fact. It is observed and confirmed as an operating principle of life. This makes NO statement as to the place "God" occupies in the grand scheme of things. I would contend that God originated everything, evolution being nothing fancier than a mechanism of adaptation by which life perpetuates itself in the face of changing circumstance. That's the maintenance aspect of evolution. Then there is the "advancement" notion - of everything struggling to "higher" planes of existence. I see this contention as being far more problematic because is must presume facts not in evidence, making demonstration just this side of impossible.
Therefore, properly taken, evolution is eminently plausible. Furthermore it makes no assassination of "God". Only people do that.
If we are made in "His" image, I take that to mean in the sense of mind. I could be mistaken, but I doubt God is a crotchety old bastard, running about in Heaven on two legs with a peg and two peas between, dangling merrily away through the ages. Assuming I am on the money, then God is at least plausibly capable of becoming bored just as are we. It is a reasonable question to ask why God created all this, if not out of either boredom, or perhaps curiosity - or just the thrill of creating it to see how it would all go, over time. I am serious on that point and do not think it should be glossed over: what motivated "In the Beginning"? Were we nothing more than the byproduct of a grand and divine bowel-movement, or was their intent behind the act? If the latter, then what might the motivation have been? I listed three possibilities, and good ones if I say so myself.