Black Spirituality Religion : Evolution in the bible, says Vatican

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  1. anAfrican

    anAfrican Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Evolution in the bible, says Vatican
    By Martin Penner
    07-11-2005
    From: The Australian


    THE Vatican has issued a stout defence of Charles Darwin, voicing strong criticism of Christian fundamentalists who reject his theory of evolution and interpret the biblical account of creation literally.
    Cardinal Paul Poupard, head of the Pontifical Council for Culture, said the Genesis description of how God created the universe and Darwin's theory of evolution were "perfectly compatible" if the Bible were read correctly.

    His statement was a clear attack on creationist campaigners in the US, who see evolution and the Genesis account as mutually exclusive.

    "The fundamentalists want to give a scientific meaning to words that had no scientific aim," he said at a Vatican press conference. He said the real message in Genesis was that "the universe didn't make itself and had a creator".

    This idea was part of theology, Cardinal Poupard emphasised, while the precise details of how creation and the development of the species came about belonged to a different realm - science. Cardinal Poupard said that it was important for Catholic believers to know how science saw things so as to "understand things better".

    His statements were interpreted in Italy as a rejection of the "intelligent design" view, which says the universe is so complex that some higher being must have designed every detail.
     
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    Dual Karnayn Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Figures.

    I guess the Biblical verse about God making EVERYTHING TO REPRODUCE AFTER IT'S KIND doesn't matter to them.
    If science says things evolve....to hell with what they believe was the word of God....things evolve.

    Isn't this the same institution that justifies homosexuality even though the Bible clearly condemns it in both testaments?

    Isn't this the same institution that prevents priest from getting married even thought he first commandment given to man in the Bible is "Be fruitful and multiply"?


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    I don't understand those who seek to never take that which is written in the Holy Doctrine literally. :10500:

    And what's sad is that sometimes, even that which is taken figuratively isn't interpreted correctly.

    We have to always ask ourselves, are we seeking to understand according to what the Father teaches His will to be or according to what this world has taught us. If we only seek wisdom along the lines of fitting in to this world, then we seek no wisdom but convenience. However, if we are willing to believe and have faith in the Word, even at the expense of looking wise to all others, then we do well.

    The Son has gone to the extreme for us in His Body and His Spirit, so we should do the same. He was hung up on the tree to be sacrificed for our sins, so that salvation could be ours, and He went through complete humiliation, though He was perfect and the Son of the Most High. We shouldn't be afraid of looking like fools for the Son's name sake by denying evolution, but should rejoice as the Son has taught us. He was resurrected from the dead on the 3rd day, and now has eternal life, which will belong to all faithful in His Word, who live by every teaching of His Way, denying none small or large thing.
     
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