Go figure, it takes a conservative German Pope to the be the voice of reason. He’s on record as saying that Creationism and Evolution aren’t at odds with one another, ahem, Religious Right cough cough Commie Liberals.
Just kidding. But seriously, it’s about time someone with a little pull made some honest to goodness sense.
?They are presented as alternatives that exclude each other,? the pope said. ?This clash is an absurdity because on one hand there is much scientific proof in favor of evolution, which appears as a reality that we must see and which enriches our understanding of life and being as such.?
He said evolution did not answer all the questions: ?Above all it does not answer the great philosophical question, ?Where does everything come from???
Benedict also said the human race must listen to ?the voice of the Earth? or risk destroying its very existence.
?We all see that today man can destroy the foundation of his existence, his Earth,? he said in a closed door meeting with 400 priests on Tuesday. A full transcript of the two-hour event was issued on Wednesday.
?We cannot simply do what we want with this Earth of ours, with what has been entrusted to us,? said the pope, who has been spending his time reading and walking in the scenic landscape bordering Austria.
Damn straight. Is it possible the Pope is a closet Wiccan? Just asking, with all the talk about loving and listening to Mother Earth.