RE: Correction: Pope says universe made by 'intelligent project'

From: janice matchett <janmatch@earthlink.net>
Date: Sat Nov 12 2005 - 20:59:57 EST

At 07:20 PM 11/12/2005, Denyse O'Leary wrote:
>For some reason, weird stuff happened to my effort to link you to the
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>Just go to the blogspot:
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><http://post-darwinist.blogspot.com/>http://post-darwinist.blogspot.com/
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>cheers, Denyse

### Just saw your post. Have an engagement for dinner in a few minutes,
so will check the blog site tomorrow.

Janice

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><http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1520862/posts>Pope says universe
>made by 'intelligent project'
><http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1520862//^http://www.rep-am.com/story.php?id=30154>Waterbury
>Republican-American ^ | November 12, 2005 | Associated Press
>Posted on 11/12/2005 2:23:11 PM EST by Graybeard58
>http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1520862/posts
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>VATICAN CITY -- Pope Benedict XVI has waded into the evolution debate in
>the United States, saying the universe was made by an "intelligent
>project" and criticizing those who in the name of science say its creation
>was without direction or order.
>
>Benedict made the off-the-cuff comments during his general audience
>Wednesday. The Vatican newspaper, L'Osservatore Romano, published the full
>text of his remarks in its Thursday editions.
>
>Benedict focused his reflections for the audience on scriptural readings
>that said God's love was seen in the "marvels of creation."
>
>He quoted St. Basil the Great, a fourth century saint, as saying some
>people, "fooled by the atheism that they carry inside of them, imagine a
>universe free of direction and order, as if at the mercy of chance."
>
>"How many of these people are there today? These people, fooled by
>atheism, believe and try to demonstrate that it's scientific to think that
>everything is free of direction and order," he said.
>
>"With the sacred Scripture, the Lord awakens the reason that sleeps and
>tells us: In the beginning, there was the creative word. In the beginning,
>the creative word -- this word that created everything and created this
>intelligent project that is the cosmos -- is also love."
>
>His comments were immediately hailed by advocates of intelligent design,
>who hold that the universe is so complex it must have been created by a
>higher power. U.S. proponents of the theory are seeking to get public
>schools to teach it as part of the science curriculum.
>
>Critics say intelligent design is merely creationism -- a literal reading
>of the Bible's story of creation -- camouflaged in scientific language.
>
>Questions about the Vatican's position on evolution were raised in July by
>Austrian Cardinal Christoph Schoenborn, who attended Wednesday's audience.
>
>In a New York Times op-ed piece, Schoenborn seemed to back intelligent
>design and dismissed a 1996 statement by Pope John Paul II that evolution
>was "more than just a hypothesis." Schoenborn said the late pope's
>statement was "rather vague and unimportant."
>
>Schoenborn attended Wednesday's audience. He was seated on the dais behind
>Benedict in St. Peter's Square, along with other Austrian bishops making a
>regularly scheduled visit to the Vatican.
>
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