Monday, November 14, 2005


Yep. Anyone who relies on science is a fool, in Benedict ex-vee-eye's eyes. He tested the waters in the intelligent design debate last week, and said that anyone who chose to see science instead of God's love has been fooled. Specifically, he mentioned St. Basil the Great 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."

Sayeth the Popester:

“How many of these people are there today? These people, ‘fooled by atheism,’ believe and try to demonstrate that it’s scientific to think that everything is free of direction and order. With the sacred Scripture, the Lord awakens the reason that sleeps and tells us: In the beginning, there was the creative word. In the beginning, the creative word — this word that created everything and created this intelligent project that is the cosmos — is also love.”

The problem is that many scientists are also religious. And scientists are not generally fooled—they actually find explanations to explain and predict the natural occurrences around us. If Benedict XVI is going to call the pursuit of science foolish, then he would be foolish to take medicine or check the weather ever again.

Every Christian should be insulted by this notion that we should not use the thinking skills and powers of observation that God gave us.

The Mailbox will make a prediction: All those religious groups who think the Catholic church is evil will use the Pope's statement to battle evolution.

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