By Bro. Michael Dimond, O.S.B.
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Benedict XVI, Angelus Address, July 24, 2007, meeting with Italian clergy: “...the God with the human face, the God present in Jesus Christ.  Currently, I see in Germany, but also in the United States, a somewhat fierce debate raging between so-called “creationism” and evolutionism, presented as though they were mutually exclusive alternatives: those who believe in the Creator would not be able to conceive of evolution, and those who instead support evolution would have to exclude God.
“This antithesis is absurd because, on the one hand, there are so many scientific proofs in favor of evolution which appears to be a reality we can see and which enriches our knowledge of life and being as such.
“But on the other, the doctrine of evolution does not answer every query, especially the great philosophical question: where does everything come from? And how did everything start which ultimately led to man?
“I believe this is of the utmost importance. This is what I wanted to say in my lecture at Regensburg: that reason should be more open, that it should indeed perceive these facts but also realize that they are not enough to explain all of reality.” 
First, Benedict XVI states that God is present in Jesus Christ. This is not the correct way to speak of Jesus Christ, because Jesus Christ is God (the Son of God: the Second Person of the Holy Trinity). Benedict XVI’s statement smacks of Nestorianism, the belief that the Son of God did not become a man, but united Himself with a mere human person named Jesus.
Then he speaks about the creation vs evolution debate and puts the word creationism in quotation marks. He is therefore implying that creationism is not true, or at least that it’s not as solid as evolution, which he doesn’t put in quotation marks. Second, he says that evolution and creationism are not mutually exclusive, which is completely wrong. Third, he says “there are so many scientific proofs in favor of evolution which appears to be a reality we can see and which enriches our knowledge of life and being as such.” There are so many proofs in favor of evolution? There are zero scientific proofs for the theory of evolution. Fourth, he says that evidence of evolution is something “we can see and enriches our knowledge and being as such.” Evolution does not “enrich” our knowledge and being. It destroys faith and emboldens the enemies of the faith. Fifth, he states that our reason should be more open to evolution and perceive the “facts” of evolution. Finally, he states that evolution is “not enough to explain all of reality” which means it explains most of reality, but not all of reality. What an apostate!
 L’Osservatore Romano, August 8/15, 2007.p. 7.
 L’Osservatore Romano, August 8/15, 2007. p. 8.
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