Pope says creation was scientific: God isn’t ‘a magician with a magic wand’

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The theories of evolution and the Big Bang are real and God is not “a magician with a magic wand”, Pope Francis has declared. …

Pope FrancisFrancis explained that both scientific theories were not incompatible with the existence of a creator – arguing instead that they “require it”. “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,” Francis said. …

“The Big Bang, which today we hold to be the origin of the world, does not contradict the intervention of the divine creator but, rather, requires it.

“Evolution in nature is not inconsistent with the notion of creation, because evolution requires the creation of beings that evolve.”

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