Pope cuddles word on evolution and big bang theory

In a recent address at the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, pope cuddles made comments that suggest evolution and big band theory are not in contradiction with the existence of a creator but requires it.

Pope cuddles said

“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,”

I don’t know where pope cuddles gets his information, but the Genesis story has a magician saying let there be and eventually getting tired on the sixth day. We agree the pope must believe the bible story true, but what happens to the other creation stories like that of my great grand fathers? Are they any less true?

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 fulfillment.

Cuddles must know something we don’t but as far as I can tell, the god of the bible’s only concern is to be worshiped on end. Whether that is what fulfills the puny humans we are I don’t know.

Cuddles also said

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.

Yours truly doesn’t know how these fit in with the genesis story, but well, let’s hope there is some progress towards acceptance of naturalism.

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44 thoughts on “Pope cuddles word on evolution and big bang theory

  1. Mordanicus says:

    According to RationalWiki the early church fathers had an allegorical rather than a literal understanding of genesis. Hence it might be that Mr Brogoglio simply continues this line, though such allegorical understanding is not without difficulties however. After all of a divinely inspired text who would suppose a straightforward interpretation.


  2. magnocrat says:

    The Pope wishes to gather all he can into his fold for it is in his interest.
    He need not worry the Catholic system has a lot to offer and has stood the test of time.


  3. john zande says:

    Cuddles 🙂

    So, did Cuddles renounced Genesis, or just dance around it?


  4. mark says:

    Religion had a few thousand years head start on science and once science became more respected and credible after Galileo introduced a more robust scientific method that required control situations and repeated tests that produced the same results, then the church saw it as more of a threat because ultimately it is plain old simple beautiful logic which will time after time produce the same results and with reason.
    The religious people have always had there ‘get out of jail free card’ which is that god being a god is infallible. God is ultimately far cleverer than us and we could never comprehend his reasoning. This ultimate dismissal of rational thought manifests itself in phrases like ‘god works in mysterious ways’, a phrase that I have heard used in the strangest of circumstances to answer the most unanswerable questions. A phrase which I can honestly say I detest as I heard it thousands of times as I was brought up Catholic.
    I am shocked sometimes at religious peoples anger with science which they view as some kind of evil which is hell bent on trying to disprove the existence of god. Which is strange because even if science did fill in the final blanks that are missing from certain areas and come up with a grand unified theory, these same angry people could still claim that it was god who provided the initial conditions, who nudged the marble into existence and therefore their faith and beliefs could remain intact. There are Christian scientists who have done just this, they have accepted the big bang theory as well as accepting the heliocentric model over the geocentric model and still they have a belief in a god and have rationalised it in their own minds. But the majority of Christians are less than happy to do this because to them science is tearing the bible to shreds with its discoveries. Whether it is doing this intentionally or not is irrelevant to them and it seems that it is more important to save face and have some dignity rather than compromise yet again. They had no choice to accept the heliocentric model because it is provable. But for them that is enough, they don’t want to compromise any more of their sacred beliefs.
    According to this article http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2609594/Half-Americans-dont-believe-Big-Bang-40-cent-doubt-climate-change-evolution.html that i read earlier in the year, only 1 in 5 Americans believe in the big bang, 27% believe that the Earth is 4.5 billion years old and 31% believe in evolution. Perhaps it comes as no surprise that those three topics contradict the bible and if it’s in the bible then it has to be the truth. I suspect that Christianity regrets having it’s head start over science as it has become more of a burden to them than an advantage, but their biggest burden although they would never admit it is the bible. If only they had waited a few hundred more years, in fact they could have just skipped that part and not mentioned anything about the creation at all, then perhaps they wouldn’t perceive science as a threat which ultimately isn’t it’s intention anyway.


  5. Ken Ham needs to debate Pope Pedophilious over this issue at his Creation Museum. It would be one helluva mind-numbing debate.


  6. archaeopteryx1 says:

    Through courageous acts such as the Pope’s – and face it, he will be criticized by Fundamentalists throughout the Christian world – slowly but surely, the Christian faith is being drug, kicking and screaming, into the twentieth century.


  7. The pope tried science and failed. Even his explanation is gobbledygook.


  8. aguywithoutboxers says:

    Is it just me or does it seem like this is simply a restating of another tired old argument? One thought begets another, only the language is slightly different. Thank you for this review, my Nairobi brother! 🙂


  9. ladysighs says:

    Pope Cuddles is only adding to the mythology. One day (soon I hope) these will just be stories told over a camp fire and his sayings will just be like spooky ghost stories.


  10. Everything is relative. To us non-believers, the Pope’s remarks don’t matter much. But in the world of religious fundamentalism, they are likely to be seen as heretical. The shock waves are particularly evident in the American evangelical community who consider Francis to be some sort of degenerate liberal devil-agent in league with communists.

    Transitioning the world’s population away from mysticism and towards empiricism will not happen quickly. There is no rational argument that will suddenly alter the thinking of billions of poorly educated and indoctrinated people. Change will happen – and is happening – slowly, steadily, and incrementally.

    The Pope’s acceptance of Evolution and the Big Bang, regardless of his motives, is certainly helping to facilitate that transition.


  11. archaeopteryx1 says:

    All credit goes to NeuroNotes, who turned me on to it. That lady is incredible when it comes to research – if it’s on the internet, she could find a black cat in a cellar, on a moonless night, at midnight.


  12. Roman Dawes says:

    I am not a Catholic, but I know Catholicism hasn’t taught a “biblical literalism” for some time and has accepted evolution and the big bang. It is evangelical Protestantism that has opposed those sciences. These utterances from Pope Francis are not any kind of breaktrhough


    • makagutu says:

      I agree Roman. Unfortunately most of the church people believe in the literal interpretation of genesis, at least, those I have interacted with. Maybe others don’t


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