This is for everyone, regardless of cultural background or religion.
There's a ton of people going around and being against Evolution with not even a high school level understanding of it. There are several reasons people might give that they don't like Evolution which have nothing to do with it. Also, notice how I didn't use the word "believe". The fundamental idea of science is based on flat fact, so something is or isn't. If there's anyone with a good command of Biology or related studies, feel free to correct me with solid facts (and provide a link to a reputable source) because I may make tiny mistakes.
Creationist propaganda will try and have you believe otherwise to make Evolution out to be something it isn't. You might wonder what's the point if Evolution has little to do with many things of why you might feel that it is against your religion. That would be a good realization.
Evolution is not a Religion, and is not at odds with God
Nowhere will you hear a real Biologist tell you that Evolution proves God doesn't exist. Also, people who study Evolution are not called Darwinists just as people who apply Newton's Laws are called Newtonists. Evolution is just a property of Biology in how living beings change over time. However, you can observe Evolution in other things too- anything with reproduction, variation and selection will be subject to Evolution.
It's also easily model-able to such a degree where actual computer simulations have resulted in creating some pretty cool digital organisms that walk and everything.
Evolution does not explain the origin of life
You're thinking of Abiogenesis or the study of the origin of life. Evolution has nothing to do with it. It also doesn't explain the universe either. Or anything that doesn't involve reproduction, variation and selection all in one for that matter.
Micro and Macro Evolution are fundamentally the same thing
You can't say one is true and the other isn't. It's like saying that you can put a bunch of bricks together in a clump but you can't build a wall. "Macro" is just what happens over a much larger period of time.
Evolution has practical applications
We can take charge of the Evolution of living things. We can do this in the field of medicine, for example. "How do you know, you weren't there" is a very weak argument, but even if true you can still observe Evolution occur. We do observe it whenever we can of course to learn more about it.
We are apes
Here's a pretty funny thing. One of the biggest problems people have is the idea that apes are our ancestors. We didn't just come from apes, we are apes. There's a very specific set of criteria that place a living being into the category of Hominoidea (those are apes) and we fit it just fine. The word "ape" isn't used for taxonomy as very big, hard to pronounce, and specific words are used. But you can take a look at the example trees and where we (Homo) are. Life branches off often and we are a branch off of what you see at your zoo. We're not exactly the same because we became something new. But we're still apes. We also share qualities of mammals and qualities of everything before us. There's no missing links in evidence, we have a ton of transitional forms and plenty of our genetic data matches up as well.
Also and very importantly, the fact that we are apes is independent of Evolution. While Evolution explains how we got there, and aids in classifying us as so, it is Taxonomy that places in the category of apes. Believe in creationism/intelligent design if you must, but it doesn't change the fact we're apes (because we fit the definition of an ape).
It's easy to go on and elaborate into sub categories, but by now I've already shown that Evolution has nothing to do with many things, including how life began and everything. If you've learned something new you may want to reconsider your position.
This post has been edited by WolfCoder: 29 May 2009 - 01:44 AM