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October 28, 2014

Pope Francis declares evolution and Big Bang theory are right and God isn't 'a magician with a magic wand'


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”.

“When we read about Creation in Genesis, we run the risk of imagining God was a magician, with a magic wand able to do everything. But that is not so,” Francis said.
He added: “He created human beings and let them develop according to the internal laws that he gave to each one so they would reach their fulfilment.

“The Big Bang, which today we hold to be the origin of the world, does not contradict the intervention of the divine creator but, rather, requires it.
“Evolution in nature is not inconsistent with the notion of creation, because evolution requires the creation of beings that evolve.”
The Catholic Church has long had a reputation for being anti-science – most famously when Galileo faced the inquisition and was forced to retract his “heretic” theory that the Earth revolved around the Sun. 

But Pope Francis’s comments were more in keeping with the progressive work of Pope Pius XII, who opened the door to the idea of evolution and actively welcomed the Big Bang theory. In 1996, John Paul II went further and suggested evolution was “more than a hypothesis” and “effectively proven fact”.
Yet more recently, Benedict XVI and his close advisors have apparently endorsed the idea that intelligent design underpins evolution – the idea that natural selection on its own is insufficient to explain the complexity of the world. In 2005, his close associate Cardinal Schoenborn wrote an article saying “evolution in the sense of common ancestry might be true, but evolution in the neo-Darwinian sense – an unguided, unplanned process – is not”.
Giovanni Bignami, a professor and president of Italy’s National Institute for Astrophysics, told the Italian news agency Adnkronos: “The pope’s statement is significant. We are the direct descendents from the Big Bang that created the universe. Evolution came from creation.”
Giulio Giorello, professor of the philosophy of science at Milan’s University degli Studi, told reporters that he believed Francis was “trying to reduce the emotion of dispute or presumed disputes” with science.

31 comments:

  1. What science are they thinking is right? The science of 1000 years ago or the science of even 10 years ago that has been changing. The only thing that has not changed is the WORD of GOD.

    The pope is smoking crack or is on meth. He is thought of to be GOD on earth and that is so wrong.

    The Bible is GOD's perfect WORD and has never been proved wrong. The pope? He's a fool.

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  2. God's perfect Word?!! Are you on crack or something?! The most prolific mass murderer in all of world history, God, has never been proven wrong? The Pope IS a fool, but you are a bigger one than he.

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  3. you should read some of the updated versions of the Babble and compare them against the original Babble to see how much the "word of God" has changed. You will be shocked.

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  4. The POPE is not who people think he is. Only listen to and read and remember those who free your actions, mind, and give eternal love and wisdom. Does religion give these things? Does the Pope say anything that helps you the world and everything?

    Remember we are all part of the divine and religion is not divine. The Divine is unlimited potential and unconditional love. Love of all things and higher thinking.
    The Universe is Divine and Consciousness is Divine. God is Divine, God is the Universe, it has rules, Fibonacci sequence, the golden ratio, flower of life, Higher frequency of life systems, the macro and micro.

    Duality and a balance of Duality is a way to the divine.

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  5. You are an idiot. Go and read your bible, ALL of it, not just the parts that makes you feel good, then you will realise it is a crock of nonsense.

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  6. Senator Haywood JablowmeOctober 28, 2014 at 1:41 PM

    "The Pope smokes crack" "More news at 11"

    "The Bible is GOD's perfect WORD"
    Well, his perfect word contradicts itself constantly.

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  7. If there is any junk science worse than creationism it is evolution and "big bang."

    All this stuff is so 1970's. Such obsolete ideas according to revelations in nearly every field of science over the past 40 years.

    Fred Hoyle was right. Life came from outer space and the universe had no beginning.

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  8. Many persons need a crutch and religion serves that purpose
    for them. They need to believe that an unseen deity in the sky watches over
    them and protects them and will give then a better life after death ……. what a
    crock of crap ……but that belief serves to pacify them.

    If one had the ability to take an extremely powerful
    telescope, such as the Hubble telescope, and look in any direction in space,
    one would see many, many far off galaxies. If that person were able to be
    transported to a habitable location on one of those far off galaxies and
    pointed the same telescope in the same direction, that person would see more of
    the same …… more far off galaxies. This procedure could be repeated an infinite
    number of times as the universe has no end….no boundaries. Many people have not the capability to grasp
    the reality that the universe has no end and no beginning. The universe always existed
    and will always exist. Stars/Suns are born and eventually die along with their
    solar systems of planets and moons.

    To believe that here exists a Santa Claus like deity that created
    the infinite universe, yet favors certain religions of certain humans on this
    planet is ridiculous.

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  9. It's perfect now., after the deletions and omissions made by the catholic church.

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  10. If there is any junk science worse than creationism it is evolution and "big bang."



    Yeah, Israeli archaeology ..

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  11. No it does not and you cannot prove that at all. Congratulations, you are of the deceived that the Bible talks about! Yes, the Bible specifically mentions people like you.

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  12. No, you are a crock of nonsense. You are dumber than a rock.

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  13. You need to read the King James Version of the Bible and then read the ancient writings as they are perfectly aligned.

    Updated versions are not the Bible as updated GMO food is like food of old. GMO food is neither good for you or nutritious just as the updated bibles that say they are the bible are not good for you either.

    Now I could agree with you but then we would both be wrong.

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  14. Don't be upset that your God doesn't exist Nobody else's
    does either, you dimwit.
    .

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  15. Senator Haywood JablowmeOctober 30, 2014 at 3:32 AM

    Jesus Christ!!!!
    First it's the effing evolution a-holes pestering me. Now it's the Jehovah effing witnesses! I need to stop talking to all of you mother effers.

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  16. Senator Haywood JablowmeOctober 30, 2014 at 3:32 AM

    Jesus Christ!!!!

    First it's the effing evolution a-holes pestering me. Now it's the Jehovah effing witnesses! I need to stop talking to all of you mother effers........

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  17. Please don't sign your post "fool" You are a dimwit but not a fool, remember what your book of fairy tales tells you,
    " But whosoever shall say, ‘Thou fool,’ shall be in danger of hell fire".
    Matthew 5:22

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  18. You and all the other Biblically illiterate fools always corrupt the meaning with your own understanding. The Bible warns of that.

    That being said, you take that verse out of context. The entire quote is : "But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a
    cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his
    brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall
    say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire."

    I am not angry at you at all. It is out of love that I wish that you go to heaven. I would never wish hell on anyone. I make no declaration that you are a fool. I only state what the Bible says about you. Whatever you or I think is meaningless. It is all about GOD.

    You fit this: Proberbs 18:2 "A fool takes no pleasure in understanding, but only in expressing his opinion."

    and this too: Proverbs 1:7 "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction."

    You are that fool!

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  19. "Religion was in vented when the first conman met the first fool" Mark Twain.

    gods love-

    "Now kill all the boys. And kill
    every woman who has slept with a man, but save for yourself every
    girl who has never slept with a man." (Numbers 31:17-18)

    "The Lord commands: "...
    slay old men outright, young men and maidens, little children and
    women" (Ezechial 9:4-6)

    "When the Lord delivers it into
    your hand, put to the sword all the males .... As for the women, the
    children, the livestock and everything else in the city, you may take
    these as plunder for yourselves." (Deuteronomy 20:13-14)

    "He that is wounded in the stones, or hath his privy member
    cut off, shall not enter into the congregation of the
    Lord."(Deuteronomy 23:1)

    Religion: Where snakes and donkeys talk and clowns believe it.

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  20. Mark Twain is long dead and his opinions mean jack crap.

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  21. GOD “ I'm going to create man and
    woman with original sin. Then I'm going to impregnate a woman with myself as her child, so that I can be born. Once alive, I will kill myself as a sacrifice to myself. To save you from the sin I originally condemned you to.”
    Makes Perfect Sense

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  22. The "UPDATED" bible is not the WORD of GOD. It is the ramblings of fools that were warned not to mess with the WORD and change it. They do so at their own peril.

    I am not shocked at the crap that these fools attempt to pass off as the WORD of GOD. They will be judged for their evil deeds.

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  23. I agree that the pope is a fool. I hate organized religion as I am to love what GOD loves and hate what GOD hates.



    Show me one instance where the Bible was proved wrong. Not one place can you show. Not one.



    Way smarter folks than you have tried and have failed.

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  24. Jesus stated that before the apostles would die he would return in glory of god. He didn't and he hasn't. Biggest lie of all. So many other places in the bible that so contradict and are so wrong. You don't even know your bible.

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  25. Oh yeah? where does it say that? Are you quoting Mathew 16: 27-28? If so, you are really ignorant. You do not understand the WORD of GOD. You unfortunately are of the deceived and will not enter into the kingdom of GOD.

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  26. Man, I don't know what you're smoking, but understand this, I am an Atheist. I have no desire, whatever, to enter the kingdom of GOD! God can kiss my rosy red, for all I care. I have read the bible, in its entirety, twice and study it with more fervor than any Christian I have ever met. I just fail to believe it, not understand it.

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  27. You may be one of the ones mentioned in the Bible! You could be one of the ones who will never be able to not only believe but also understand. If you really understood it, you would believe it.

    Sounds like you have GOD hate issues. How does it feel to hate someone you think does not exist? That is not sanity. Seek help.

    What Bible were you reading? Was it the King James? You need to get a King James Bible and pray to GOD for understanding. Most people pick up a Bible with hate in their heart and actually try to not understand it which becomes their truth. They hate the words they are reading and then refuse to believe because of their hate.

    GOD does not want robotic followers. He wants those that choose to love him. That is what free will is all about.

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