Sunday, August 01, 2010

church politics and science

Back in history the Catholic church impeded the study of the universe because the thought that the earth was not the center of the universe was unacceptable to church teaching.

Now they are discovering the bones of pre-human species, and Christian fundamentalistist denounce such things as herasy and the teachings of the devil.

Doesn't anyone see a connection here?

Doesn't anyone else realize that the Bible is just a collected book of stories that were edited so that really ignorant people could in a limited way, understand the origin of man?

Trust me on this. God did not LITERALLY create earth in 7 twenty four hour days, and He did not create man overnight.

A day in biblical terms is an unspecified passage of time, but bronze age man could not phatom such things. So they wrote "day" to indicate a passage of time.

Yet literalists insist it was as the bible protrays it.

And thus I question that man is any more intelligent now than he was 2000 years ago.

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