Creationists usually cling tightly to the Bible literally because of they are afraid of the very immense and diverse amount of ideas that there are out there. Who says that it was not God's intention to slowly and deliberately create the universe and the planet over billions of years. They claim to be humble before God but then they claim they know God's purpose and intention based on a book written thousands of years ago by lesser evolved humans.
Welcome to the site thissiteiscrazy. The site may not be as crazy as you think. I am glad you look at evolution as possibly god's slow intention. Many people do not. I certainly don't know god's intention, or if a god even exists. I lean toward non-existence.
And, that gets us into your SPAG questions in another thread. SPAG is Self Projection As God - meaning, religious people pick and choose what they follow from their books. I was guilty of it when I stumbled onto this site. For example, some followers of Judaism would believe that not eating pork is hogwash.
Some christians would believe that the resurrection may not have happened, or that Jesus is not really coming back, or that Noah's ark or Jonah and the whale are fables. That is why there are some 43,000 denominations. Just look at the Reformation:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Protestant_Reformation
People were killed who believed differently. Not any different than today, huh? That is the argument on this website - atheists are safe from theists here, and can present arguments that will hopefully cause "believers" enough doubt to stop killing over beliefs. Sort of a Rodney King "can't we all just get along" sentiment. 9/11 is what pushed me into a more aggressive position. Even now I would argue that Islam's idea of 72 virgins after martyrdom says more about Muslim men's sexism than it does about truth.
Like I said - welcome. If you have an open mind, hopefully you won't kill us atheists to spread your gospel of love.