Following the Pope’s latest symposium on creation and evolution, catholicnews.com reports that:
“The minutes will show how Catholic theologians see no contradiction between their belief in divine creation and the scientific theory of evolution, participants told reporters at the end of the meeting.1
How no contradiction can be seen between these two opposing views of the cosmos is baffling. I have to write this statement down as another example of religious syncretism which gotquestions.org describes in the following way:
Religious syncretism often takes place when foreign beliefs are introduced to an indigenous belief system and the teachings are blended. The new, heterogeneous religion then takes a shape of its own. This has been seen most clearly in Roman Catholic missionary history.2
If you are a member of the Catholic church, I mean you no disrespect, but I can come to no other conclusion but that they are accepting and teaching error.
Copyright © 2001 Dan Lietha. http://www.DanLtoons.com
The Bible says that God created the world in six literal days. But those who see no contradiction between the two systems say this is myth or legend. I disagree. The Genesis account is not legend any more than the Noahic flood or resurrection of Christ are legends. We are talking about people who don’t believe in God when we talk about those who believe in evolution theory. Evolution is a naturalistic explanation for the living world and this theory stands in stark contrast and is opposed to what the Bible says about the creation. And the syncretism which the Jesuits have no problem accepting, which is also known as Theistic Evolution, is I believe an unnecessary and unwise position to hold.
1. “No Shift in Church’s Position in Evolution, Jesuit Says”, Accessed at: http://www.cathnews.com/news/609/36.php
2. “What is religious syncretism?” Access at: http://www.gotquestions.org/syncretism-religious.html