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Pope Francis has just declared, "God is not a magician with a wand". Also stating evolution and the big bang theory as being real. This is enormous news to me. For decades and much, much longer, the Church has been outwardly admitting to be completely against anything preached other than what they consider to be true. Speaking at the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, the Pope made statements which said put an end to the “pseudo theories” of creationism and intelligent design that some argue were encouraged by his predecessor, Benedict XVI. He went on to say that the theory's of evolution and the big bang are not incompatible with the existence of the creator. Saying instead that they would in-fact, "require it".
Fancis said, “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. He created human beings and let them develop according to the internal laws that he gave to each one so they would reach their fulfillment.”.
Again, this is quite shocking news to me. Anyone have anything to say to this? I'm sure there is an enormous amount of people in the world that are wildly confused as to why their matriarch would say this. Being that it (to me) is almost entirely different then what has always been preached, and what their story of time and creation is.