Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Anglican Church to Darwin ...

... I'm sorry, so sorry.

As for the Catholic Church, they have no qualms with Darwin's work. As a matter of fact, Catholic Archbishop Gianfranco Ravasi, the Vatican Minister of Culture states that creationism has no role in the classroom, except from a theological standpoint, and the Bible is not and should not be considered a scientific text.
The Catholic Church teaches "theistic evolution", a stand that accepts evolution as a scientific theory and sees no reason why God could not have used a natural evolutionary process in the forming of the human species.

It objects to using evolution as the basis for an atheist philosophy that denies God's existence or any divine role in creation. It also objects to using Genesis as a scientific text.

As Ravasi put it, creationism belongs to the "strictly theological sphere" and could not be used "ideologically in science".

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