Pope says God is not a magician with a magic wand

The Pope (leader of the Catholic Church) has said that scientific theories such as Big Bang Theory and Evolution are not incompatible with God but in fact they require God. “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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Giovanni Bignami, a professor, said: “The pope’s statement is significant. We are the direct descendents from the Big Bang that created the universe. Evolution came from creation.”

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Below is an attempt at allying Big Bang Theory and the story of creation from the Book of Genesis in the Bible:

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