Evolution is a theory.
The belief that the earth is round is a theory.
The belief that smoking cigarettes causes cancer is a theory.
Theories, as defined by scientific method, are inherently NOT fact. That's the beauty of science, in my opinion: it acknowledges that we humans have limited capacity to comprehend a limitless universe - that our understanding of our world can change at any moment based on our ability to percieve, measure and reason. It's a complex and multi-faceted discipline.
I have no problem with other people's religious beliefs, but I think it's important to realize that such beliefs are based on faith and spiritual conviction, not science, not logic or reason.
To my way of thinking, religion (or spirtuality) can co-exist with the sciences very elegantly, with each system reinforcing the other. Together, they enrich our lives.
But I take issue with people who try to promote a black-and-white agenda. The old "God said it/I believe it/That settles it" line of thinking is repugnant to me. Nothing is that simple. God would not have created beings who are capable of so much thought and feeling if he/she didn't intend for us to use it.
I'm also put off by people who try to put evolution in black and white terms. Evolution does NOT teach us that we came from monkeys. Evolution was NOT promoted by just one man - Darwin - who later renounced his beliefs. These are simplistic statements that are patently untrue!
Evolution was and is a revolution in scientific thinking brought on by many generations of thinking men and women - scientists, psychologists, philosophers, etc.
Let's have a more informed discussion on the topic and leave our prejudices behind.
That's my $.02.....er, maybe more like $.17.