Friday, October 07, 2005
Catholic Hierarchy: Not All of the Bible is Literally True
The leadership of the Catholic Church in Britain has told its flock that not every word of the Bible can be taken in its literal sense. This is a refreshing dose of sanity at a time when the majority of Americans think that creationism should be taught in the public schools, or even that creationism should wholly supplant the teaching of evolution. The religious fervor and scientific illiteracy that drives so many Americans makes me shudder; it's good to see Britain's Catholics come down on the side of reason.