Pope Says Big Bang And Evolution Are Real

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(KYTX) – Pope Francis spoke on the controversial debate over the beginning of human life, saying the big bang theory did not contradict the role of a omnipotent creator, but even required it.

The pope addressed the plenary assembly of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences on Monday (Oct. 27) at the Vatican to discuss “Evolving Concepts of Nature.”

“When we read about Creation in Genesis, we run the risk of imagining God was a magician, with a magic wand able to do everything. But that is not so,” Francis said.

“He created human beings and let them develop according to the internal laws that he gave to each one so they would reach their fulfillment.”

Francis said the start of the world was not “a work of chaos” but instead created out of a principle of love. He said sometimes competing beliefs in evolution and creation could co-exist.

“God is not a divine being or a magician, but the Creator who brought everything to life,” the pope said. “Evolution in nature is not inconsistent with the notion of creation, because evolution requires the creation of beings that evolve.”

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4 comments

  • Horace

    I’m still not Catholic, but I love this pope. He makes sense, and the backward thinkers around the world need to listen to him. There’s nothing political about it, either, despite what the poor fellow whose brain only hits one note says.

    • David Glass

      People regularly knock the pope, but he is a leader of those Christians following Catholocism and maintains a standard for devout life that few people can maintain. If you seriously follow the teachings, you will see that this is a higher standard, and more difficult to live by.

      While a Methodist, I attended a Catholic University and had an opportunity to study Christianity (history) and the teachings in depth. It was very enlightening and an awesome experience.

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