Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Pope: We must listen to the voice of the Earth

Pope: Creation vs. evolution clash an ‘absurdity’

Pope Benedict XVI has pointed up the obvious:

...Pope Benedict XVI said the debate raging in some countries — particularly the United States and his native Germany — between creationism and evolution was an “absurdity,” saying that evolution can coexist with faith...“They are presented as alternatives that exclude each other,” the pope said. “This clash is an absurdity because on one hand there is much scientific proof in favor of evolution, which appears as a reality that we must see and which enriches our understanding of life and being as such...

He goes on to state, however, that science and evolution do not answer all life's challenges, and religion and philosophy can fill that void. But most remarkably, he makes a number of very environmentally positive statements, some them sounding very Wiccan! He states that we should listen to the voice of the Earth:

“...We must respect the interior laws of creation, of this Earth, to learn these laws and obey them if we want to survive...This obedience to the voice of the Earth is more important for our future happiness ... than the desires of the moment. Our Earth is talking to us and we must listen to it and decipher its message if we want to survive,” he said...

Some rather remarkable statements. Against my better judgement, I like some things about this Pope.

2 comments:

Livia said...

Holy crap! That's really is surprising.

genexs said...

Jesus Christ! Yes, he said it. :)