Pope Francis declares evolution and Big Bang theory are real and God is not a magician with a magic wand....http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world ... 22514.html
If you wanted to create a religion everybody would embrace, how would you do it:
Perhaps make it more mainstream, perhaps invite leaders of other religions from all over the world and make it clear you consider all these religions to be valid as well and all that unscientific stuff about God creating the world in six days and creating man out of the dust of the earth is to be thrown out.
The following are some of the Pope’s statements.
-“When we read about Creation in Genesis, we run the risk of imagining God was a magician, with a magic wand able to do everything. But that is not so.”
-“The Big Bang, which today we hold to be the origin of the world, does not contradict the intervention of the divine creator but, rather, requires it.”
-“Evolution in nature is not inconsistent with the notion of creation, because evolution requires the creation of beings that evolve.”
Pope Francis says there is not any room for 'fundamentialsm" in Christianty.
He said “A fundamentalist group, even if it kills no one, even it strikes no one, is violent. The mental structure of fundamentalism is violence in the name of God.”
But what is 'fundamentalism?"
A google search gives this definition
“a form of a religion, especially Islam or Protestant Christianity, that upholds belief in the strict, literal interpretation of scripture.”
It would seem the Pope has a problem with people that believe the Scriptures are literally true.