Saturday, May 17, 2008

"The Bible is not a Science Book"

I missed this earlier in the week, and actually only found it when this editorial cartoon said "Vatican says it's OK to believe in aliens." This was actually part of a wide-ranging interview with the Vatican's astronomer. The far more important quote is:

The Bible "is not a science book," Funes said, adding that he believes the Big Bang theory is the most "reasonable" explanation for the creation of the universe. The theory says the universe began billions of years ago in the explosion of a single, super-dense point that contained all matter.

But he said he continues to believe that "God is the creator of the universe and that we are not the result of chance."

Well said, Fr. Funes! The Bible contains Truth, but is not Factual in many senses. And it is God's word. But it is Jesus who is The Word.


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