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SUNDAY REVELATION: Easter

Pope FrankThe miracle of Easter is the essence of Christianity. Jesus is not only resurrected ,,, a miracle within the grasp of modern science .. he becomes God. Where the monotheistic beauty of Islam and Judaism is easily reconciled with Science by imagining some great external force, the Christian deity demands a belief, the “Credo,” in something that can never be explained simply by imagining that God works through the laws of science.

Everything else in the traditions shared with Islam and Judaism can be explained by the image of God being outside of our world. Last Fall, Pope Francis illustrated this in an effort to show that Christianity was nt in con flict wityh Science. He said that the the “Big Bang” and evolution are essential to understanding how God works,

the pope told a plenary assembly of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, “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.”

This leaves the Pope with the wonder of Easter.

The earth’s origins were not chaotic, the pontiff said, but were created from a principle of love, reported Religion News Service.

“He gave autonomy to the beings of the universe at the same time at which he assured them of his continuous presence, giving being to every reality, and so creation continued for centuries and centuries, millennia and millennia, until it became which we know today, precisely because God is not a demiurge or a magician, but the creator who gives being to all things,” the pope said.

Pope Francis said the theory of evolution did not contradict the Bible or church teachings, as creationists claim.

“God is not a demiurge or a magician, but the Creator who brought everything to life,” the pope said. “Evolution in nature is not inconsistent with the notion of creation, because evolution requires the creation of beings that evolve


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