[extropy-chat] Re: Religion: Subject Change! How can you Trust Anythingfrom the Bible - Wise Maji or Not?

Alfio Puglisi puglisi at arcetri.astro.it
Wed Feb 11 16:08:15 UTC 2004

On Wed, 11 Feb 2004, Mike Lorrey wrote:

>--- Alfio Puglisi <puglisi at arcetri.astro.it> wrote:
>> I read somewhere some years ago that, in a meeting with some
>> scientists,
>> the Pope pretty much acknowledged the Big Bang as the creation, and
>> that studying the Universe using science from that moment on was OK.
>> Sorry, but I don't have specific references.
>Of course, when the Pope announces something like this, you will get
>both atheists AND anti-papist protestants propagandizing against the
>Big Bang and for a steady state hypothesis simply because if the Pope
>endorses something, it must either be wrong (in the case of atheists),

It seems from these posts that every position, creationist or atheist or
whatever, is extremized in the US. If an atheist says "the Pope said it,
therefore it's wrong"  that's a moron, not an atheist. Any non-religious
people would just think that what the Pope says has about zero influence
about something being right or wrong.


>or the work of the whore of babylon (in the opinion of anti-papists).
>Mike Lorrey
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