Father Larry David is impressed!
Speaking to a recent audience at the Vatican, Pope Francis has announced he believes the Big Bang theory and evolution are real, and don't contradict the idea of creation. Heck yeah, I can't wait to bring this up in Sunday school!
"The beginning of the world is not the work of chaos that owes its origin to something else, but it derives directly from a supreme principle that creates out of love," Pope Francis said. "The Big Bang, that today is considered to be the origin of the world, does not contradict the creative intervention of God; on the contrary, it requires it. Evolution in nature is not in contrast with the notion of [divine] creation because evolution requires the creation of the beings that evolve."
The Pontiff said God created beings "and let them develop in accordance with the internal laws that he has given to each one." He said: "When we read in Genesis the account of creation [we are] in danger of imagining that God was a magician, complete with a magic wand that can do all things. But he is not."
Aha, so love was the catalyst for the Big Bang. Love is also an important ingredient when you're baking cookies for a friend's birthday. Things baked with love taste different than things baked without. Things baked with laxatives don't though, which is why you can expect to spend the rest of the afternoon in the bathroom if you ate any of the cookies I left in the break room.
Thanks to Marissa, Ed, icallblue, Justin and NOX, who are firm believers that God has a plan. Or at least he did before he abandoning it and just deciding to wing it.