Monday, February 21, 2005

wacky new york times op-ed piece

i wish writers from major newspapers would read more sophisticated theological reading material before they spew out erroneous and pointed theological comments. there is so much about jim holt's unintelligent design from yesterday's new york times which left me thinking he is either caricaturing catholic/christian truth or just plain doesn't get it.

for instance there is a statment that reads: "Fewer than one-third of conceptions culminate in live births. The rest end prematurely, either in early gestation or by miscarriage. Nature appears to be an avid abortionist, which ought to trouble Christians who believe in both original sin and the doctrine that a human being equipped with a soul comes into existence at conception. Souls bearing the stain of original sin, we are told, do not merit salvation. That is why, according to traditional theology, unbaptized babies have to languish in limbo for all eternity. Owing to faulty reproductive design, it would seem that the population of limbo must be at least twice that of heaven and hell combined."

ay carramba! i am troubled more for mr. holt than for those miscarried embryos. somebody please catechize mr. holt!

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