Catholics only: Do you believe in evolution or creationism?
- lmaoLv 610 years agoFavorite Answer
Catholics believe in the Bible and the Bible teaches creationism, so true Catholics believe in creationism. However, there are many other denominations of Christians which blend the lines a little more. Catholocism is one of the more strict denominations of Christianity.
- 10 years ago
The Church has not taken an official side on this matter, although the "norm" is that evolution is the most likely explanation at the moment. The Church has said that Catholics are free to believe either. Belief in evolution is not contradictory to the Christian faith.
I think you'll find that most Catholics favor evolution.
- 10 years ago
I have to say I believe in a mixture. After the Earth materialized and He created the first bacteria, he guided evolution along. I can't see another way of life starting except with God's help.
- 4 years ago
Evolution, though there are organizations within the Catholic Church that are supporting Creation.
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- SentinelLv 710 years ago
And what kind of evolution have you in mind? that God had no part in our creation does not sit well with my faith at all,strange how Atheists are continually moving the goalposts regarding evolution to try and win Christians over to their way of thinking.
- Bad WolfLv 410 years ago
Evolution. I believe the book of Genesis is all myth. They are metaphors for creation. Plus, which story of creation do you believe? Genesis 1 or 2? because they are completely different representations of the same event.
EDIT- even though i was born catholic, i have accepted that The Bible is just a guide to how to live your life, not a historical account of events.
- BruceLv 710 years ago
As a Catholic, I believe in Intelligent Design.
Darwinism rejects Jesus' teaching that we are made by God in his image in favor of a speculation that we mutated accidentally from bacteria--with no account of where the bacteria came from or how animals can sprout new limbs and organ systems and find mating partners with the same impossible mutations.
Creationism tries to use the accounts of Genesis as if they were scientific observations rather than explanations of why we exist. That's not a valid scientific procedure.
Intelligent design uses methods analogous to forensics to examine evidence to develop plausible theories of origins, without ruling out the God hypothesis. Another project that uses similar tests is SETI--the search for extraterrestrial intelligence, which examines data from radiotelescopes to detect non-random patterns. That's how science should work--we should not rule out explanations a priori.
- Anonymous10 years ago
Evolution. Take a glance at the number of Catholic schools, colleges and universities that teach science.
- Anonymous10 years ago
Evolutionary scientists mock creation and/or intelligent design as unscientific and not worthy of scientific examination. In order for something to be considered a “science,” they argue, it must be able to be observed and tested; it must be “naturalistic.” Creation is by definition “supernatural.” God and the supernatural cannot be observed or tested (so the argument goes); therefore, creation and/or intelligent design cannot be considered science. Of course, neither can evolution be observed or tested, but that does not seem to be an issue with evolutionists. As a result, all data is filtered through the preconceived, presupposed, and pre-accepted theory of evolution, without alternate explanations being considered.
However, the origin of the universe and the origin of life cannot be tested or observed. Both creation and evolution are faith-based systems in regards to origins. Neither can be tested because we cannot go back billions (or thousands) of years to observe the origin of the universe or of life in the universe. Evolutionary scientists reject creation on grounds that would logically force them to also reject evolution as a scientific explanation of origins. Evolution, at least in regard to origins, does not fit the definition of “science” any more than creation does. Evolution is supposedly the only explanation of origins that can be tested; therefore, it is the only theory of origins that can be considered “scientific.” This is foolishness! Scientists who advocate evolution are rejecting a plausible theory of origins without even honestly examining its merits, because it does not fit their illogically narrow definition of “science.”
If creation is true, then there is a Creator to whom we are accountable. Evolution is an enabler for atheism. Evolution gives atheists a basis for explaining how life exists apart from a Creator God. Evolution denies the need for a God to be involved in the universe. Evolution is the “creation theory” for the religion of atheism. According to the Bible, the choice is clear. We can believe the Word of our omnipotent and omniscient God, or we can believe the illogically biased, “scientific” explanations of fools.
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