Sorry, Charles, old chap
The Church of England should apologize to Charles Darwin (deceased) for their initial rejection of his work.
This according to Rev Dr Malcolm Brown, director of the Church of England's mission and public affairs department.
However, a church spokesperson said that this was a personal view held by Dr Brown and does not amount to an official apology by the Church.
Dr Brown's comments appear on a new section of the Church of England's website, launched today. The section, entitled "On the origin of Darwin", explores "the relationship between Darwin, his supporters and the Christian Church."
I suppose if Galileo got it 400 years after the fact from the Catholic Church, Darwin's 150 years of waiting ain't that bad.
And I guess it's a good thing that the Anglicans are talking about evolution in a positive manner. It's just a bigger pity that the Roman Catholics are still broadcasting their deeply superstitious world view. In 2005, for example, a Vatican-authorized two-month training programme in exorcism was attended by about 100 priests.
And just last month, Fr. Jeremy Davies, the Priest of Westminster (the leading diocese of the Catholic Church of England and Wales) announced that promiscuity can lead to demonic possession, stating that "among the causes of homosexuality is a contagious demonic factor." He also noted that "soft drugs, yoga for relaxation, horoscopes just for fun and so on [allows] an evil spirit tries to make his entry as unobtrusively as possible."
Lip-service to Galileo, Darwin, and science – against the backdrop of an all-embracing primitive supernatural world-view. Christianity focuses on the mythic in order to solidify and validate its power and continued existence. And as a result, science is denigrated.
Watcha gonna do?
"Call Ghost Busters!"
via: Hannes Pieterse
nothing more to see. please move along.