The largest Christian denomination in the world teaches that mankind is an accident:
The Roman Catholic Church has restated its support for evolution with an article praising a U.S. court decision that rejects the “intelligent design” theory as non-scientific.
The Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano said that teaching intelligent design — which argues that life is so complex that it needed a supernatural creator — alongside Darwin’s theory of evolution would only cause confusion.
Evolution represents “the interpretative key of the history of life on Earth” and the debate in the United States was “polluted by political positions,” wrote Fiorenzo Facchini, a professor of evolutionary biology at Italy’s Bologna University.
I’m not a big fan of ID. Christian support of this approach to sneaking creationism into school is dishonest. If we believe it, we should teach it–at home. Or send our kids to a Christian school where creationism is taught.
Recent surveys by the Barna Group indicate that we’ve got bigger issues, though. The vast majority of our kids don’t know basic doctrine, such as answers to simple questions like, How do you get to heaven?
It’s sad, though, that the self-proclaimed heirs of the apostles have dismissed their teachings in favor of the gnostic doctrine that dead matter somehow willed itself to life.