[Marxism] Biblical "truth"

Calvin Broadbent calvinbroadbent at hotmail.com
Wed Oct 5 08:09:47 MDT 2005

But the Catholic Church had, long before the development of evolutionary 
theory, upheld the literality of the bible against heretics like Galileo who 
claimed that the earth travelled round the sun, rather than staying still. 
Many historians have argued that Protestantism was more conducive to the 
growth of science than Catholicism.


People seem to be under the impression that Roman Catholicism is
"fundamentalist" in the sense that it believes in the literal truth of
the Bible.  Totally wrong.

It was Protestantism that raised and appealed to the Bible as authority
for its rebellion against the Roman Church and the Papacy.  And the more
extreme wing of Protestantism opted to cling to this notion of the
literal truth of the Bible in the face of mounting evidence for
biological evolution.

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