Re: Evolution and Salvation

From: Walter Hicks (
Date: Tue Sep 16 2003 - 21:21:29 EDT

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    Thanks for the clarification. Although not a Roman Catholic, I find this
    outlook to be the most satisfying that I have heard.

    Walt wrote:

    > >>>I tend to treat the story of Adam and Eve as more than a total allegory
    > and Ibelieve that "good and evil" were placed in mankind via a direct
    > interaction with god. This, for no other reason than it makes some sense to
    > me. Of course Glenn would argue that the timing is all wrong.
    > I believe that the RC church takes a position like that with respect to
    > evolution.<<<
    > Just to clarify the matter, the RCC takes the position that soul, imbued
    > with the knowledge of good and evil, was specially and instantaneously
    > created (and still is everyday when a new human being forms in the womb),
    > Pius XII, Humani Generis 36.
    > No allowance for the 'evolution' of the soul - and therefore moral
    > knowledge - is made. And I don't see how it could be.

    Walt Hicks <>

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