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Vatican claims evolution compatible with creationism

By T.K. Randall
February 12, 2009 · Comment icon 34 comments



Image Credit: Julia Margaret Cameron
As the day of Charles Darwin's 200th birthday arrives, the Vatican has made a startling admission that Darwin's theory of evolution should not have been dismissed and that it is actually compatible with the concept of creationism. The Vatican is also thought to be planning to play down the idea of intelligent design at a conference next month marking the 150th anniversary of Darwin's "On the Origin of Species".
The Vatican has admitted that Charles Darwin's theory of evolution should not have been dismissed and claimed it is compatible with the Christian view of Creation. Archbishop Gianfranco Ravasi, head of the Pontifical Council for Culture, said while the Church had been hostile to Darwin's theory in the past, the idea of evolution could be traced to St Augustine and St Thomas Aquinas."


Source: The Telegraph | Comments (34)


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Comment icon #25 Posted by psyche101 14 years ago
WELL I MOST CERTAIN DIDNT COME FROM MONKEYS, IF WE CAME FROM MONKEYS PEOPLE WHY ARE THERE STILL MONKEYS , LOOK UP TO THE PLANETS DO YOU THINK WE ARE HERE BY CHANCE PLEASE, IF WE WERE A FEW DEGREES AWAY FROM THE SUN WE WOULD BURN UP , FEW DEGREES THE OTHER WAY WE WOULD FREEZE , ITS ITELLIGENT DESIGN NOT BY ANY APES PEOPLE , WE ARE DESIGNED AND GIVEN FREE WILL , EYES OPEN , BETTER SEE THE TRUTH AND OPEN YOUR EYES !!! I PRAY FOR ALL YOUR SOULS ! Nobody "came from monkeys". The great apes are the members of the biological family Hominidae which includes humans, chimpanzees, gorillas, and orangutan... [More]
Comment icon #26 Posted by makaya325 14 years ago
Image credit: Julia Margaret Cameron As the day of Charles Darwin's 200th birthday arrives, the Vatican has made a startling admission that Darwin's theory of evolution should not have been dismissed and that it is actually compatible with the concept of creationism. The Vatican is also thought to be planning to play down the idea of intelligent design at a conference next month marking the 150th anniversary of Darwin's "On the Origin of Species". "The Vatican has admitted that Charles Darwin's theory of evolution should not have been dismissed and claimed it is compatible with the Christian v... [More]
Comment icon #27 Posted by psyche101 14 years ago
my sons also psyche...not sure if they're being taught evolution tho(?) erm does this means the Bible would need slight reediting...maybe a third & final edition?... The Bible Triology Edition Gidday M8 How ya been Rebel! Yeah, my sons teachers and I have had many a cool discussion about my favorite Dinosaur, Therazinosaurus, my son likes the classics though, T Rex, and can recognise an Archeopteryx at a glance - I get proud when does stuff like that He is right onto the evolutionary wagon That's an interesting theory! A Biblical trilogy , LOL, I personally cannot believe it as a historica... [More]
Comment icon #28 Posted by REBEL 14 years ago
my evolutionary 10 commandments; 1.Thou shalt have no other Macromolecules. 2. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image. 3.Thou shalt not take the name of the Macromolecule in vain. 4. Remember the dawn of time, to keep it holy. 5. Honor thy ancestors, the marsupials. 6. Thou shalt not kill, unless thee is being chased by a giant savage man-eating demon lizard. 7. Thou shalt not commit adultery, lest thee be caught out & or castration. 8. Thou shalt not steal, unless thee be down on your luck dirt poor. 9. Thou shalt not bear false witness, unless thee in seriously deep sh!t. 10. Tho... [More]
Comment icon #29 Posted by AGoodWriter 14 years ago
WELL I MOST CERTAIN DIDNT COME FROM MONKEYS, IF WE CAME FROM MONKEYS PEOPLE WHY ARE THERE STILL MONKEYS , LOOK UP TO THE PLANETS DO YOU THINK WE ARE HERE BY CHANCE PLEASE, IF WE WERE A FEW DEGREES AWAY FROM THE SUN WE WOULD BURN UP , FEW DEGREES THE OTHER WAY WE WOULD FREEZE , ITS ITELLIGENT DESIGN NOT BY ANY APES PEOPLE , If it were a few degrees higher, we would get used to it. If it is a few degrees colder, we would also get used to it. People get used to whatever conditions they live in. WE ARE DESIGNED AND GIVEN FREE WILL , EYES OPEN , BETTER SEE THE TRUTH AND OPEN YOUR EYES !!! I PRAY FO... [More]
Comment icon #30 Posted by AGoodWriter 14 years ago
Creationism is a poison in the world. Evolution is a FACT And yet no one can prove that we were not put here by god, ect.
Comment icon #31 Posted by mcc0037 14 years ago
WELL I MOST CERTAIN DIDNT COME FROM MONKEYS, IF WE CAME FROM MONKEYS PEOPLE WHY ARE THERE STILL MONKEYS HAHA! Reminds me of that one episode on South Park For some reason, this compatibility seems more like an "arranged marriage" rather than a bond that wants to be together. I think its great that some religions are coming around to accept this type of information but I would not agree if the idea of presenting evolution is to put a "spin" for religious purposes and diluting the art of the scientific observation. On another note, I believe that the theory of evolution is still in its infancy s... [More]
Comment icon #32 Posted by jbondo 14 years ago
christianity has changed over the ages. ' Gods word ' has been compromised. You don't stone prostitutes do you ? Keep slaves ? ect I jumped over here from a different thread as I got the impression that you have a problem with me and I would prefer that I am not misunderstood. Tell me what ures you have seen that describe what you mention and I will respond and explain. I have been reading the Bible for many years and I can honestly say that I still need guidance (from scholars and more knowledgeable Christians) sometimes in understanding and interpreting. You seem to be an intelligent person,... [More]
Comment icon #33 Posted by makaya325 14 years ago
And yet no one can prove that we were not put here by god, ect. No one can prove we werent put here by the invisible unicorn. Evolution has no flaws, the only controversy is from delusional religious people
Comment icon #34 Posted by MrRandomGuy 14 years ago
Gee, it took them 200 years to finally figure that out? How sad.


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