Bible literalism called “pagan superstition” as Vatican astronomer denounces 6-day creationism, reports May 6, 2006. Vatican astronomer Guy Consolmagno says believing God created the universe in six days is a form of “pagan superstition”. Consolmagno described creationism as a “kind of paganism” because it is similar to the idea of “nature gods” who pagans believed to be responsible for natural events.

Consolmagno stated that the Christian God is a supernatural god. In the past, the belief in God being supernatural led the clergy to become involved in science to find natural explanations for things like thunder and lightning. Pagans often attribute thunder and lightning to vengeful gods.

“Religion needs science to keep it away from superstition and keep it close to reality, to protect it from creationism, which at the end of the day is a kind of paganism — it’s turning God into a nature god,” he said.

Editorial Comment: In Galileo’s day, church authorities accepted the then authoritative pagan Ptolemaic geocentric astronomy, turned around and pronounced it Christian, then persecuted Galileo for observing it was false. The Roman Catholic Church (and other churches) are obviously still doing the same thing; accepting pagan evolution, labelling it Christian and opposing those who have observed it is false! Hence the commonest question we are being asked in the current media controversy in the UK is, “But the Archbishop says…” .

Evidence News 10th May 2006