Thursday, October 06, 2005

Flying Spaghetti Monsterism is looking viable

What about the apocryphals?
Catholic Church no longer swears by truth of the Bible - World - Times Online: "The Catholic bishops of England, Wales and Scotland are warning their five million worshippers, as well as any others drawn to the study of scripture, that they should not expect “total accuracy” from the Bible.

“We should not expect to find in Scripture full scientific accuracy or complete historical precision,” they say in The Gift of Scripture.

The document is timely, coming as it does amid the rise of the religious Right, in particular in the US.

Some Christians want a literal interpretation of the story of creation, as told in Genesis, taught alongside Darwin’s theory of evolution in schools, believing “intelligent design” to be an equally plausible theory of how the world began.

But the first 11 chapters of Genesis, in which two different and at times conflicting stories of creation are told, are among those that this country’s Catholic bishops insist cannot be “historical”. At most, they say, they may contain “historical traces”."
Oh my, and I got kicked out of Sunday School when I was 11 for questioning the status quo. The religious right will disregard this because it comes from the Catholics and they can't be trusted.


1 comment:

  1. Ramen. Cute!

    I've added you to Mixter's Linx. Thanks for coming around, and come on back anytime -- even when the trolls aren't around.