Pope Francis on Evolution and Creation: ‘God Is Not a Divine Being Or a Magician’

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Pope Francis addressed the Pontifical Academy of the Sciences yesterday and made some bold statements about his perspectives on the the origin of the universe, evolution, and the history of mankind.

Some of his comments:

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.

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.

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

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