Vatican astronomer accuses six-day creationists of paganism

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The Scotsman reported this past Friday on comments made by the Vatican’s astronomer about those who believe in six literal days of creation. He equated such a view with "paganism." Sound unbelievable? Well, read this quote from the beginning of the article—you can then follow the link to read the rest of the article:

Creationism dismissed as 'a kind of paganism' by Vatican's astronomer

Believing that God created the universe in six days is a form of superstitious paganism, the Vatican astronomer Guy Consolmagno claimed yesterday.

Brother Consolmagno, who works in a Vatican observatory in Arizona and as curator of the Vatican meteorite collection in Italy, said a "destructive myth" had developed in modern society that religion and science were competing ideologies.

He described creationism, whose supporters want it taught in schools alongside evolution, as a "kind of paganism" because it harked back to the days of "nature gods" who were responsible for natural events.

You can read the entire article at: The Scotsman.


I thought you'd be interested in this evolutionary article that began:

When it comes to rocket science, it looks like bats had it worked out before the scientists did [my emphasis]. A new University of Maryland study finds that echolocating bats use a strategy to track and catch erratically moving insects that is much like the system used by some guided missiles to intercept evasive targets and different from the way humans and some animals track moving objects.

You can read the rest of the article at: The Science Daily.

OCHEC (Oklahoma Christian Home Educators Convention)

Well—I did get to my connecting flight last night, arriving home at midnight! I received so many testimonies from the homeschool conference—I wish you could all be there to hear them. One lady told me her husband had been an atheist, and she had been an agnostic. She said just a few years ago that it was creation resources that led them both to the Lord. Now their BIG problem was how to get people in the church interested in the creation message! I hear such comments all the time. Many at this conference told me their pastor either compromised with millions of years / evolution, or didn’t want to deal with the topic as it was supposedly too "controversial" or "divisive," etc.

However, one of the big praise points to me is that hundreds and hundreds of AiG books, DVDs, curricula and other resources were purchased at this conference---these resources will minister to people of all ages. The more such material saturates the culture, the more there will be a grassroots change in the culture.

I have attached a couple of photos of people crowding around AiG’s exhibit at the conference. One photo shows God's Design co-author Richard Lawrence explaining this elementary science curriculum to a homeschooler. We nearly sold out of all the copies of this curricula we took to the conference—it was extremely popular. If you have never heard of our elementary science curriculum—then go to this link: God's Design Science Curriculum.

Thanks for all your prayers,


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