It doesn't though. Evolution being true does not negate Adam not being a "mortal" created in the image of God without sin.Rafa999 said:Sleeper said:And that story is in no way contrary to what science has discovered about the nature of the universe and life as we know it.jckstraw72 said:youre right, truth is truth. thus, evolution must not be true.Sleeper said:The Church doesn't have a position on it, and even if it did, it would without a doubt be compatible with the findings of genuine scientific discovery. Truth is truth.jckstraw72 said:the other conclusion is that the Church is right - there really was a Paradise in which nothing died, and since there are no remains from this period, it is totally beyond science - there is nothing for science to study from the period of Paradise.Sleeper said:jckstraw72 said:ok, so you go with option A then ... you believe there was death in Paradise
No, I believe there was death and then there was the possibility of immortality for the creatures upon whom God breathed His Spirit. There was death for other natural creatures, yes of course.
I really don't see what other conclusion there is than the fanciful 6-day instantaneous special-creation approach of a literal Genesis reading. There is nothing to back that up empirically. It has nothing to do with "secular science" versus Church teaching, but has everything to do with what we observe about the universe around us.
and im not convinced that what we observe about the universe around us in the 20th and 21st centuries is really the key to 7500 yrs ago in Paradise and then just after the Fall. what reason do i have to believe that today can tell me about Paradise?
the Church does indeed have a harmonious teaching about Genesis - the Scriptures, Patristics, hymns, canons, and icons of the Church all tell the same story
Canon of 7th Ecumenical council of Orthodox and RCC disagrees. With "evolution" not science of course.