It appears that the Pope has succumbed to the scientific community and their overwhelming army of evidence supporting evolution. Pope Benedict in a rare and candid moment had the following to say with respects to the fruitless battle that has divided millions around the world:
â€œThis clash is an absurdity because on one hand there is much scientific proof in favor of evolution, which appears as a reality that we must see and which enriches our understanding of life and being as such.â€
Even though it is obvious to most rational people, I will give Pope Benedict some props for coming out of the closet so to speak. But the Pope did leave the door open for God by stating that even though evolution is a reality, it still doesn’t explain how everything came in to existence.
Now I’ll be the first to agree with him on this because he’s correct. We don’t know where all the matter in the universe came from, but at the same time the scientific community doesn’t claim to know the answer. The religious community on the other hand does. They claim it was God that created everything and evolution was just a tool that God used. So the debate will rage on in a different battle at a later date.
For now though, the Pope has shifted the focus of his beleaguered army to yet another front. The Pope’s has declared war on man’s treatment of our beloved planet Earth. The purpose of this is obvious. The Catholic Church needs attention, a cause of sorts to justify it’s existence and retain power. In the past they have focused on issues like abortion, birth control, and evolution. Having lost all of these battles, the Vatican is desperate for a victory much in the same way that politicians embrace issues to get elected.
For the first time though I think the Vatican may actually have chosen a useful issue. The environment is vital to our existence whether you’re religious or not. Of course we don’t need religion to save our environment, but if the Pope can organize it’s countless millions of followers to do something good for a change then I support him.
What do you think?
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