Thursday, January 6, 2011

Pope: God was Behind the Big Bang

What better way for Pope Benedict to celebrate Epiphany (the day marking the arrival of the wise men to worship Jesus) than by making some comments related to astronomy?

"God was behind Big Bang, universe no accident: Pope"
God's mind was behind complex scientific theories such as the Big Bang, and Christians should reject the idea that the universe came into being by accident, Pope Benedict said on Thursday.

"The universe is not the result of chance, as some would want to make us believe," Benedict said...

Some atheists say science can prove that God does not exist, but Benedict said that some scientific theories were "mind limiting" because "they only arrive at a certain point ... and do not manage to explain the ultimate sense of reality ..."

He said scientific theories on the origin and development of the universe and humans, while not in conflict with faith, left many questions unanswered.

"In the beauty of the world, in its mystery, in its greatness and in its rationality ... we can only let ourselves be guided toward God, creator of heaven and earth," he said.
I realize Pope Benedict isn't as popular with the masses as Pope John Paul II, but I have to admit that he's seems to be a very astute theologian and careful thinker.

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