What Fresh Hell Is This?

October 29, 2014

What Are Conservatives Gonna Do NOW??

From The Independent, some news about The Pope:
The theories of evolution and the Big Bang are real and God is not “a magician with a magic wand”, Pope Francis has declared.

Speaking at the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, the Pope made comments which experts said put an end to the “pseudo theories” of creationism and intelligent design that some argue were encouraged by his predecessor, Benedict XVI.

Francis explained that both scientific theories were not incompatible with the existence of a creator – arguing instead that they “require it”.
Up until those last half dozen words, I was completely cool with Il papa argentino.  But let's set them aside and talk about the faith-based scientifically illiterate folks here in the USA.  What are they to make of the fact that Pope Francis did not declare evolution "just a theory"?  What are they to make of the fact that the leader of the Roman Catholic Church did not appeal to the secular authorities to "teach the controversy" in order to nudge Intelligent Design into the public school curriculum?

My guess is that they'll call him a communist who doesn't understand The Bible like they do.

Which is probably what they'll do when they read this:
Pope Francis delivered an off-the-cuff, mini-encyclical on the rights of the poor, the injustices of unemployment, and the need for environmental protection Tuesday, saying he's not preaching communism but the Gospel.

Francis' remarks to the World Meeting of Popular Movements, delivered in his native Spanish, ran for more than six pages, single-spaced. It was one of the longest speeches of his pontificate and a clear sign that the issues are particularly close to his heart.

Francis said the poor need land, a roof over their head and work, and said he knew well that "If I talk about this, some will think that the pope is communist."

"They don't understand that love for the poor is at the center of the Gospel," he said. "Demanding this isn't unusual, it's the social doctrine of the church."
Truly a communist, see?


Zeus0209 said...

Somewhere I had heard the analogy of science building a wall of understanding. Every world mystery (hole) once answered by faith eventually gets filled in with bricks of scientific knowledge. With time, the wall becomes more and more solidified while religions are forced to alter their structure to fit into only the holes that remain.

The most important question: does this mean Ken Ham start auctioning off the business assets because I want the saddled Triceratops in my front yard.

Heir to the Throne said...

When are progressives going to tell me the scientific advancements directly based on the theory of evolution, the big bang theory, Abiogenesis and string theory that I am forbidden from using because I reject science.

experts said
Invoking your rights indicates you did something wrong and obstructing law enforcement.

So support the Law Enforcement bill of rights.

Dayvoe said...

Another sad non sequitur from the Throne Heir.

Heir to the Throne said...

Come on advanced educated sophisticated modem man of science put a backwards uneducated snake handler like me in my place with those scientific advancements.

And defend the public sector union members.

Ol' Froth said...

Its gotten to the point where Heir makes less and less sense as the days go by.

Unknown said...

I LOVE this. As soon as he gets on board with LBGT rights and treating women as equals, I'll consider converting!

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