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Et tu, Po-pe?

Pope Benedict has now weighed in on the subject of "intelligent design." He cites St. Basil the Great, a fourth century saint, as saying some people, "fooled by the atheism that they carry inside of them, imagine a universe free of direction and order, as if at the mercy of chance." That argument sounds strangely familiar. Hmmm, maybe that’s because…IT HASN’T CHANGED IN 17 CENTURIES!!!

So I guess we should let someone talking out of his ass 17 centuries ago set the curriculum for our children. The world of St. Basil was filled with plagues, violence, and a human life expectancy of about 28 years. I think we should take our cues from someone who lived under those conditions…and ignore the guys who discovered DNA. And even ignore the last pope John Paul II who said in 1996 that evolution was "more than just a hypothesis."

Not.

This just keeps getting better.


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Aaron Kinney / December 3rd, 2005, 5:21 pm / #1

I always thought it was odd that the Catholic Church embraces evolution. But it’s +1 for rationalism, and it’s nice to see such an obviously huge schism between the Catholic Church and the American Bible Belt.

BlackSun / December 4th, 2005, 10:39 am / #2

What’s even funnier is to see how the minster reacts in the recent CNN video of the weeping virgin mary statue. He totally doesn’t believe it himself, stating that there would probably be a “natural” explanation forthcoming.

http://www.cnn.com/video/partners/clickability/index.html?url=/video/offbeat/2005/12/03/weeping.virgin.mary.mxf.cnn

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