Sunday, May 07, 2006

Superstitious Paganism

I've been a bit behind lately, and several bloggers have already mentioned this, but I'm glad to see Catholic scientists calling creationism for what it is: a form of "superstitious paganism". From the article in The Scotsman:

Brother Consolmagno, who works in a Vatican observatory in Arizona and as curator of the Vatican meteorite collection in Italy, said a "destructive myth" had developed in modern society that religion and science were competing ideologies.

He described creationism, whose supporters want it taught in schools alongside evolution, as a "kind of paganism" because it harked back to the days of "nature gods" who were responsible for natural events.

Unfortunately, Catholics are still getting their information on science largely from George Sim Johnston, Michael Behe, Benjamin Wiker and Father John Neuhaus; which means they are still functionally illiterate about evolution.

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