Recently the Vatican astronomer told a newspaper
that 6- day creationists believe in a form of “superstitious paganism,”
and he called the history presented in the first chapters of Genesis a
Ken Ham of Answers in Genesis has addressed the Vatican astronomer’s comments recently.
My question is, why would a Church official, of that same Church who
stands so fearlessly against public opinion, and with the Bible on
abortion or divorce, throw Genesis overboard?
I sincerely believe the Vatican is deeply afraid of being portrayed as repeating a Galileo moment.
They will side with secular science against creationists every time, no
matter the evidence, to avoid being portrayed as repeating a Galileo
Have they forgotten that the theory all the scientific and academic
world — including the Vatican astronomers — believed at the time,
that the sun revolved around the earth, was the established theory of
the day, and that Copernicus and Galileo were little Davids standing up
to the Goliath of their day with new evidence?
Have they forgotten that the accepted theory was proposed by a pagan
Greek, Ptolemy, 1500 years prior, and had been taught as the received
wisdom for so long, that questioning it was out of the question?
is interesting that it is the official Vatican astronomer that calls
creation science a “destructive myth.” I don’t know what the official
Vatican biologist or official Vatican chemist think, if such exist. The
problem most astronomers seem to have with creation science is
the How can there be distant starlight in a young universe question.
You know, light travels so much distance per second,
or so much distance per year (one light year). We can see stars that
are billions of light years away, therefore the universe must be that
many billions of years old. So explain that, you young earth
Dr. D. Russell Humphreys, nuclear physicist specializing in light
theory at Sandia National Laboratories in New Mexico, has, brilliantly.
Starlight and Time: Solving the Puzzle of Distant Starlight in a Young
Universe is available in book form or on DVD.
The Vatican astronomer should pick up a copy, if nothing else than to
be well- versed in the current theories being avidly discussed and
debated among astronomers. And if nothing else than to know as
much about the debate as your average homeschooler graduating high
school. Who knows, he might find his faith and his respect for the
unchangeable and infallible Word of God encouraged as well.