Well…the Vatican Says Im Pagan

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According to Guy Consolmagno, a Vatican astronomer, I’m a pagan. For those who know me, this may come as a shocker…

…it was to me too! As a Bible Believing Christian, I thought I was grounded in the Word fairly well. But, according to this article at WND, the Roman Catholic Church doesn’t think so (well, they already consider me anathema for my beliefs on salvation by faith not of works. See these excerpts from the Council of Trent and this article on Rome and salvation).

Here are some excerpts from the WND article:

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.

“Knowledge is dangerous, but so is ignorance,” he said. “That’s why science and religion need to talk to each other.”

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. “And science needs religion in order to have a conscience, to know that, just because something is possible, it may not be a good thing to do.”

So…let me get this right…I’m ignorant because I choose to believe the inerrant Word of God over man’s failable ideas? I don’t care what anyone says…I’ll choose the Bible anyday!

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