Vatican says creationism is a “superstition” that is “a plague in our midst.”
Evangelicals manage to make this look sane.
Answers in Genesis, the Young Earth Creationist outfit responsible for the Kentucky Creation Museum, has helpfully brought out the following tidbits in their current edition of Answers magazine.
At one session of the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Father George Coyne, an American who is the director of the Vatican Observatory, declared that people who take Genesis 1–11 literally are “a plague in our midst.”
At about the same time, Vatican astronomer Guy Consolmagno declared that a belief in the doctrine that God created the universe in six days is “superstition” and “at the end of the day is a kind of paganism.”
I know what you’re thinking: the Pope employs astronomers? Of course, AiG then goes on to say that the Vatican is helping to undermine God’s word by working in tandem with known evolutionists.
While many Roman Catholics would expect these scientists to defend the Scriptures (such as Genesis 1:16, which teaches that God made the sun after the earth, thus contradicting the big bang), the Vatican astronomers reject Genesis as straightforward history. . . In reality, it is the evolution philosophy—accepted by Vatican astronomers and somehow incorporated into their religious beliefs—that is akin to paganism.
You really must be in left field if you’re persecuting the Catholic Church for espousing paganism. Catholics invented the persecution of pagans, so let’s give a little credit where credit is due.
Answers in Genesis has accomplished a truly remarkable feat however. They’ve made a corrupt theocracy that covers up sexual abuse and forbids the use of condoms in AIDS ravaged Africa look like the rational ones.