A Catholic cardinal says that Adam and Eve didn't exist. Gee, ya think? While that isn't surprising to free-thinkers or even "believers" who aren't fundamentalists, it must be shocking to the Catholic community in general. In fact, you'd expect the Pope to be spitting mad at the guy about now.
Cardinal George Pell made what could be controversial remarks to some followers when he made the following comment:
It's a very sophisticated mythology to try to explain the evil and the suffering in the world. It's a religious story told for religious purposes.
The Catholic cardinal expressed during an appearance, alongside Richard Dawkins, that the story of Adam and Eve in the Bible didn't factually happen. It was just a story meant to describe the hardships in the world. Well okay. That's far more believable than the thought of an omnipotent being constructing a woman from the rib of a man he made from scratch, since that has already been proven anatomically incorrect on a very basic level.
Certainly some people are going to take offense to this cardinal's comments and even accuse him of being a fraud, as that appears to be the defense of those who feel threatened in their beliefs. It's still interesting, nonetheless, to see such a high up religious figure admit that the Bible does not contain facts!
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