...or perhaps God, in His infinite wisdom, created the universe in a way the human mind can never comprehend. JMHO.
Yes...sometimes I think that perhaps it's enough to know *that* He created the universe and everything in it and not concern ourselves with *how* He did so, as interesting as such speculation may be.
Yup yup. It matters not for our Salvation how this technically took place. Only that He did it!
Guess who said "or perhaps God, in His infinite wisdom, created the universe in a way the human mind can never comprehend?"
It was Pope Urban VIII in 1624 when he defended the geocentrism of Scripture against Galileo's heliocentrism.
Now if Pope Paul V and Pope Urban VIII thought the literal truth of nature WAS important for the Catholic faith, what has changed?
I'll tell you that too. the Protestant Georg Joachim Rheticus (1514-1574) coined the idea "that the Bible is given to teach us, not how the heavens go, but how men go to heaven.' Sound similar to what is said above about creation by evolution or not?
Pope Urban VIII went on to say that if the Scriptural revelation of geocentrism is abandoned and a heliocentric belief is accepted, that "will put the Catholic faith in danger.' In other words if the literal teaching of Scripture on the creation of nature is not adhered to, Christianity will suffer.
History rwecords the heretical Heliocentrism was taken aboard Catholicism, the first evolutionary theory invented (Nebular theory). From there came Darwin and soon a NATURAL THEORY FOR EXISTENCE was ensconsed. This in turn gave rise to agnosticism and atheism, where millions of souls abandoned the need for God to believe in. There was nobody to defend creation ex nihilo
thereafter and we all know where this Moderrnism led, the 'synthesis of all heresies.' as pope Pius X said.
An opinion poll in America showed evolution was the main reason why many ceased to believe in the God of Creation. The Church's first dogma ‘God, our Creator and lord, can be known with certainty, by the natural light of reason from created things.’ (De fide.) was abandoned. With evolution God cannot be found as any atheist will tell you.
And here we find Catholics defending the RIGHT TO EVOLUTIONARY BELIEF.
So, to say it doesn't matter if God used evolution or direct creation is an serious error already proven wrong.