Originally Posted by TK-8252
Indeed, the official position of the Pope is that evolution does not conflict with Christian beliefs. Maybe because the Catholics say evolution is okay is why other Christian leaders like Pat Robertson want to say it's wrong?
Evangelicals take a very literalistic view of the books of the Bible... and for some even the actual date of creation plays a very important part in the plan of salvation. Either way, their view is that since every word of the bible was inspired by God, and God cannot lie... then the creation story, as it is set down in Genesis, HAS to be the literal truth.
Catholics just don't seem to have the same hang ups about that... or perhaps they've just outgrown it. (I must confess that I don't know enough about Catholicism to know why it's different... )