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  •  I've never seen such concentrated stupidity (4+ / 0-)

    in my life.  Yep, it's all a conspiracy of hippies, feminists, mad scientists, Catholics, and Al Gore against the blinding truth from scripture! I wish more conservative Catholics at least realized what their supposed allies truly believe.

    "The only thing we have to fear - is fear itself." - Franklin Delano Roosevelt

    by orrg1 on Fri Nov 23, 2012 at 05:24:13 AM PST

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    •  umm, Catholic doctrine is not opposed to science (6+ / 0-)

      thus unlike some evangelical churches it has no problem with evolution

      I think there is still enough of a memory of how badly burnt it got with Galileo, even among most of the conservative prelates

      I got a masters from a Catholic Seminary in the late 1970s, even though I have never been a catholic.

      Many of my classmates were seminarians, there were also lay leaders and a few already ordained priests.

      We were reminded again and again that the church was not hostile to evolution.  The dean of the seminary was himself a biologist and made that clear.

      Of course, that does not mean that many faithful fully follow - or even understand - the church's teaching on this.  Just like some Southern Catholics resisted the Church's teaching on the equality of races during the Civil Rights era.

      "We didn't set out to save the world; we set out to wonder how other people are doing and to reflect on how our actions affect other people's hearts." - Pema Chodron

      by teacherken on Fri Nov 23, 2012 at 06:09:17 AM PST

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