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All I can say is “wow.” The religious blinders are screwed on incredibly tight on this one:
It is not “out-of-date metaphysics” to “speak of human nature as ‘man’ or woman’”, the Pope told scores of prelates gathered in the Vatican’s sumptuous Clementine Hall. “We need something like human ecology, meant in the right way.”
And, of course, the ‘right way’ means the Catholic’s exclusionary, uncharitable and basically evil pinheaded way. Story here.
This is some impressive button pushing:
Rev Dr Malcolm Brown, Director of Mission and Public Affairs for the Church of England, states near the end of a public posting entitled “Good religion needs good science“
Charles Darwin: 200 years from your birth, the Church of England owes you an apology for misunderstanding you and, by getting our first reaction wrong, encouraging others to misunderstand you still.
The post and its message is a step in the right direction, though, unfortunately, I expect we are going to be seeing a lot of “theistic evolution” talk/nonsense.
Science takes another step forward and the IDiots have one less bogus thing to talk about. A University of Chicago doctoral student found evidence that proves it indeed took millions of years for the flatfish to evolve their two eyes on one side look. His paper on this topic was published yesterday. Story here.
Coincidentally, Sir John Templeton died the day before the paper was published. If he could have hung on one more day, he would have died with the knowledge that he essentially pissed away millions of dollars on his religious-based science “research.”
I was a fan. I didn’t love all of his material, but I found a lot of it inspired and it was almost always well crafted. I did see him live a few years ago, and it was a good show. I’ll miss him and I hope you listen to his words…
BTW, the image to the left is from Dogma. If you haven’t seen it, I recommend it. Anyway, George as a Cardinal isn’t ironic - it’s brilliant. This performance below might help you understand if you do not know why:
Stating that Harvesting embryonic stem cells is “a gravely immoral act”, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops voted 191-1 to adopt the statement, without debate or discussion. Before Catholics use a term such as immoral (especially without debate or discussion), perhaps they should examine their own lovely history.
The Pope spreads his hands wide to show that he isn’t just a little bit wrong - but in fact wrong in a big way when he won’t give up the Church’s pathetic and down right evil view on allowing his people of faith to utilize birth control — oh, and any of you who used artificial means to get pregnant are apparently going to hell. Have a nice day.
Coincidentally, the Pope uses the same gesture when he describes how much money you should donate.