By Dave Silverman
The Big Bang was an act of God, with divine will bringing the universe into being, Pope Benedict XVI told a gathering of Catholics at the Vatican.
“The universe is not the result of chance, as some would want to make us believe,” Benedict said Thursday, according to Reuters.
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“Contemplating it [the universe], we are invited to read something profound into it: the wisdom of the creator, the inexhaustible creativity of God,” Benedict told some 10,000 people gathered to celebrate the feast of the Epiphany.
Benedict has worked to integrate modern scientific theories into religious teaching, saying that God is responsible for evolution and that the Bible story of the world’s creation in six days is an allegory.
This will be the downfall of Christianity, in the long run, and I hope you all have popcorn. The scientific evidence of evolution and a 14 billion year-old universe is so overwhelming that the Catholic Church is now calling their own creation myth an allegory. This is a huge statement in and of itself, for those of you who wish to debate young-earth creationists.
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So Creation is an allegory. Of course it doesn’t say that in the Bible. The Bible says it’s true, and places it in the exact same context as the Adam/Eve/talking snake story. If Adam and Eve are also an allegory, then original sin is an allegory (same context). If Original Sin is not real, then why the need for a real savior? Why do we need a redeemer is the sin for which he is redeeming us is a metaphor? Watch it wiggle, see it jiggle, the Pope just confirmed the bible is not the perfect truth.