What kind of Christian am I? (it's a long read, but please, do try to read it all)?

I still consider myself a Christian, specifically Catholic, I was born into the Catholic faith, I believe in God, I believe going to Church is a great way to communicate to God, I believe that Jesus is the son of God, but my religious views are not the same as other Christians, I don't take the Bible completely... show more I still consider myself a Christian, specifically Catholic, I was born into the Catholic faith, I believe in God, I believe going to Church is a great way to communicate to God, I believe that Jesus is the son of God, but my religious views are not the same as other Christians, I don't take the Bible completely literally, I'm not saying the Bible is false, the Bible should be read both literally and metaphorically, there are parts of the Bible which can be read as literal, and there are parts that should be taken as metaphorical, especially if it contradicts science, even the Vatican agrees, even if it took them 359 years to admit it...

We now know from science that the Sun is at the center of our Solar System, and the Earth moves around the Sun, this has been proven by scientific observations, and even the Vatican concurs, but this scientific truth contradicts a few Bible verses if it is read literally...

Psalm 93:1 (http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Psalm%2093:1&version=NIV)
Psalm 96:10 (http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Psalm%2096:10&version=NIV)
1 Chronicles 16:30 (http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1%20Chronicles%2016:30&version=NIV)
Psalm 104:5 (http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Psalm%20104:5&version=NIV)
Ecclesiastes 1:5 (http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ecclesiastes%201:5&version=NIV)

Since the days of Galileo, the Church has tried to slow the relentless march of science, sometimes with misguided means, in 1633, the Church used these Bible verses to attack Galileo's theory that the Sun is at the center of the Universe, and the Earth moves around the Sun, but of course, Galileo had some error, he believed in heliocentrism, that the Sun was the center of the Universe, but that's been proven to be false, but the Church was also wrong in it's literal interpretation of these verses, the Earth moves, it moves around the Sun, the Sun rises and sets, but not because the Sun is moving, but because the Earth is moving around the Sun. The Inquisition of the Church forced Galileo to recant his theory that the Earth moves around the Sun, under threat of torture. But as he left the courtroom, he is said to have muttered, "E pur si muove (And yet it moves)." Galileo took St Augustine's position on Bible interpretation, that the Biblical text should not be interpreted as properly literal, but rather as metaphorical, if it contradicts what we know from science and our God-given reason. While each passage of Scripture has a literal sense, this "literal sense" does not always mean that the Scriptures are mere history; at times they are rather an extended metaphor...

The Vatican in 1992, after 359 years, finally admits that Galileo was right, that the Church's literal interpretation of the above Bible verses was wrong, but until today, the Galileo affair is still an embarrassment to the Church, until today, science is laughing at how foolish the Church was back then, I'm glad the Church admitted how foolish it was. Fr. George Coine, a Jesuit priest, astronomer, and former director of the Vatican Observatory, says the affair was tragic, it was the height of the Church's battle with Protestantism, and here was a scientist (Galileo) saying he interpreted scripture better than they did...

The point is, we are in the 21st century, and as such, we should leave centuries of old thinking behind us, e.g. geocentrism, flat Earth, etc, the point here is to read the Bible with common sense, if the Bible says the Earth is at the center of our Solar System, and the Sun moves around the Earth, you will believe it's literal meaning, this has been proven by science to be false, any school child will tell you that, but alas, there are others here on YA saying science has no facts, astronomers are liars or that science is simply too young to understand, that what they have observed are all lies or assumptions, they try to make evidence match their claims, that they have been deceiving people, and that they are trying to cover up the truth, and this is all because what science have observed contradicts the literal interpretation of the Bible, this is foolish...

I believe that science is the study of God's creations...

Sources: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galileo_Galilei#Church_controversy
http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg13618460.600-vatican-admits-galileo-was-right-.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Augustine_of_Hippo#Natural_knowledge_and_biblical_interpretation
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