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The Pope supports evolution and the big bang theory

Postby ccgr » Wed Oct 29, 2014 6:14 pm

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Re: The Pope supports evolution and the big bang theory

Postby ArchAngel » Wed Oct 29, 2014 6:24 pm

Maybe I'm misinterpreting exactly what the Pope is doing, but I'm uncomfortable with the notion that someone just declares it as doctrine. If he's just opening up people to the idea of Evolution, cool.

I'm honestly just uncomfortable with the idea of a Pope in general. He does seem like a great guy, but nobody is great enough to warrant being the unquestionable voice of God on earth.
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Re: The Pope supports evolution and the big bang theory

Postby cjv » Thu Oct 30, 2014 12:06 am

nobody is great enough to warrant being the unquestionable voice of God on earth.
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Re: The Pope supports evolution and the big bang theory

Postby Bruce_Campbell » Thu Oct 30, 2014 12:20 am

The Catholic Church really hasn't been against evolution for some time now. A good number of catholics accept it, and many of them tend to take Genesis non-literally. This is one of those things that really isn't old news that the media kind of made a big deal out of recently for some reason.
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Re: The Pope supports evolution and the big bang theory

Postby Sstavix » Thu Oct 30, 2014 6:24 am

Maybe I'm misinterpreting exactly what the Pope is doing, but I'm uncomfortable with the notion that someone just declares it as doctrine. If he's just opening up people to the idea of Evolution, cool.

I'm honestly just uncomfortable with the idea of a Pope in general. He does seem like a great guy, but nobody is great enough to warrant being the unquestionable voice of God on earth.
I may be wrong in this - and any Catholics or former Catholics fell free to correct me - but I think the stance of the Catholic Church is that the words of the Pope = the words of God. So, basically, the statements could be interpreted that the Big Bang Theory and evolution are official stances and doctrines of the Catholic Church.
The Catholic Church really hasn't been against evolution for some time now. A good number of catholics accept it, and many of them tend to take Genesis non-literally. This is one of those things that really isn't old news that the media kind of made a big deal out of recently for some reason.
Lately, the media's been jumping on anything that may show that the current Pope is a liberal, even if such claims are tenuous at best. Journalistic integrity at work....

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Re: The Pope supports evolution and the big bang theory

Postby ArcticFox » Thu Oct 30, 2014 1:05 pm

I may be wrong in this - and any Catholics or former Catholics fell free to correct me - but I think the stance of the Catholic Church is that the words of the Pope = the words of God. So, basically, the statements could be interpreted that the Big Bang Theory and evolution are official stances and doctrines of the Catholic Church.
Sort of. Basically, when the Pope makes a statement that's specifically Ex Cathedra, then it is regarded as the infallible word of God. If the Pope says "Bostom Kreme Doughnuts are delicious."
... not the word of God (though it is true.)

Kinda like the LDS Prophet, but somewhat more formal and more strict.
Lately, the media's been jumping on anything that may show that the current Pope is a liberal, even if such claims are tenuous at best. Journalistic integrity at work....
There is no journalistic integrity in the mass media anymore. None. It's a complete joke.
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Re: The Pope supports evolution and the big bang theory

Postby ChickenSoup » Thu Oct 30, 2014 3:15 pm

If the Pope says "Bostom Kreme Doughnuts are delicious."
... not the word of God (though it is true.)
Now THAT'S a Pope I can get behind :P
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Re: The Pope supports evolution and the big bang theory

Postby ccgr » Thu Oct 30, 2014 4:00 pm

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Re: The Pope supports evolution and the big bang theory

Postby ArchAngel » Thu Oct 30, 2014 5:16 pm

If the Pope says "Bostom Kreme Doughnuts are delicious."
... not the word of God (though it is true.)
Oh yeah? I'm going to nail 95 Theses why Krispy Kreme Doughnuts are better!
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Re: The Pope supports evolution and the big bang theory

Postby ChickenSoup » Thu Oct 30, 2014 5:37 pm

Come to think of it, custard > creme.

HOWEVER.

I wouldn't say that creme isn't delicious. I'm not playing Pope here
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Re: The Pope supports evolution and the big bang theory

Postby ArcticFox » Thu Oct 30, 2014 7:15 pm

A Boston Creme IS made with custard, young grasshopper. :mrgreen:
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Re: The Pope supports evolution and the big bang theory

Postby ArchAngel » Thu Oct 30, 2014 8:30 pm

I think he's saying he prefers Boston Creme Doughnuts to the classic Krispy Kreme cream-filled doughnut.

Which is HERESY!
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Re: The Pope supports evolution and the big bang theory

Postby ArcticFox » Thu Oct 30, 2014 9:23 pm

No sir, to say that anything... ANYTHING... trumps custard as a doughnut filling is truly heresy!

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Re: The Pope supports evolution and the big bang theory

Postby ArchAngel » Thu Oct 30, 2014 9:34 pm

You guys are the reason for the countless disappointments when I bite into a filled doughnut.

I declare a holy war!
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Re: The Pope supports evolution and the big bang theory

Postby ArcticFox » Thu Oct 30, 2014 9:41 pm

It's on! We will bathe in the custard of our enemies!
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