When fundamentalist Christians insist that God created us directly, they strike me as denigrating their own deity.
Assume that you believe in a God who wanted to create us. It has two ways of accomplishing it. It can point the omnipotent Finger and then… POOF! There’s a guy.
Or It can create the conditions allowing a primordial soup to accumulate, maybe apply the subtlest english of a nudge to create a single self-replicating organism, and then sit back and wait a few billion years while evolution does all its colorful stuff and eventually produces some Jews that provide a suitable vehicle to take the next Step.
Doesn’t the latter method seem far more stylish? A more imaginative filling in of the canvas of eternity?