Belief, religion & spirituality

God is not a magician with a magic wand

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I dont personally believe in one
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This is such a shocking declaration from the Pope himself, but I am happy that he is such an open minded person that he is willing to go against the"myth" or what we used to believe
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I cant believe he just declared this. I wonder how those people who believed that God created the world in 7 days, with Adam and Eve story, all their lives. Do they feel betrayed?
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Of course they are real. There is scientific evidence to prove it. Him declaring it is not some big statement or revelation, he is simply giving Christians the truth that they deserved to hear centuries ago.
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I find it sad that Christians are so willingly able to accept what they are told to be the 'truth' without asking questions or disagreeing with it. So people are changing their entire world view and belief systems because a man wearing a funny hat said so, but tangible evidence isn't enough?
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Astonishing ignorance as usual from our media. The Catholic Church has accepted evolution for many decades. I'm not aware the church has ever questioned the Big Bang. I find it laughable that every few years the media jumps on a story like this and passes it off as some amazing new revelation.
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This is a two year old story. You really put the 'new' into news.
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Something that I only found out in recent years: the reason that catholic priests can't marry comes from the middle ages where if their spouses died their property and equity went to their wives (as you would imagine, there was a time when they could marry). Hence, they made up a law where you can't have a wife so that all funds go back to the church.
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True. Science and God are not incompatible. It's only the popular Bible interpretations, which have misled millions, are incompatible. After all, God created science, too. And he made us thinking beings! ????
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A Catholic priest postulated the Big Bang and a Catholic monk founded genetic theory which underpins evolution. Why is this considered"news"?
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I'm not religious myself and don't believe in God but a lot of scientists are now theorizing that a God-like influence may be behind the big bang simply because they can't explain it any other way or answer the question of what came before. This is Catholicism entering the modern world and becoming compatible with science so good for him. Lots to think about...
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I'm not religious myself and don't believe in God but a lot of scientists are now theorizing that a God-like influence may be behind the big bang simply because they can't explain it any other way or answer the question of what came before. This is Catholicism entering the modern world and becoming compatible with science so good for him. Lots to think about...
I wouldn't call myself a Christian, but I believe that, regardless of how long they have accepted evolution and other scientific discoveries, it still disagrees with Christianity and what was written in the Bible. Therefore it is blasphemy, and you cannot call yourself a Christian, or claim to follow this religion. It is great that it is becoming compatible and modern with the time's, I just think that it is a scapegoat to keep a religion around in a world that proves the word of the bible to be false.
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Astonishing ignorance as usual from our media. The Catholic Church has accepted evolution for many decades. I'm not aware the church has ever questioned the Big Bang. I find it laughable that every few years the media jumps on a story like this and passes it off as some amazing new revelation.
Then what is the reason for so many people to still deny and disagree with the reality of these discoveries in the name of religion?
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