The subject of origins is important because “how we got here” is the most fundamental question that can be asked. “Why we are here” is a question science cannot answer, but which is just as important. How we answer these questions for ourselves provides the basis for how we think about the world - it defines our “world-view”. The belief that people were created by God, in the “image of God”, is at the heart of “creationism”. The belief that people now exist because of a long string of random chance events is one of the tenets of “naturalism”, of which “evolution” is a part. Naturalism is the idea that “nature is all there is”, there is no supernatural. Even though some evolutionary scientists profess belief in God, evolution has no need of Him. It is obvious that these two ideas are opposed to each other, and that only one can be true - either God exists and He created us, or we are a product of time and chance.
Some people say that God used the mechanisms of evolution to produce people. This is known as “theistic evolution”. However, when it is understood that mutation and natural selection, the driving forces behind evolution, are totally incapable of producing large-scale change, it is seen that this compromise position does not make sense. The people who hold to this view have been led to believe that science has “proven” evolution, but such is not the case.
Finally, it should bother us that the truth is not being taught. At a minimum, special creation should be acknowledged as a viable possibility. Evolutionary training leads to an atheistic way of thinking.