Not all Christians are Creationists, Wed, Jan 30 2013 #(1141)

Jan 30, 2013

Dear Mr Dawkins,

As a future chemical engineer, strong believer in evolution and a Catholic, I would like to inform you that your representation of conversion based on the statement that “all Christians are Creationists” is quite false – especially in the use of the rosary in the artwork for “Convent’s Corner.” The fact that the evolution of the Earth and the natural world is evident does not clash with my religious beliefs. See, unlike Evangelicals and other newer Protestant sects, Catholics value both the poetic and historical aspects of the Bible.

I am not trying to insult you or anyone involved with Convent’s Corner, including those who who have written in. I only want to clear up the image of Christianity that is being painted (albeit not all of the comments are from former Christians). I don’t need to lose my religion to believe in evolution or the changing universe or any other scientific facts that you claim are contradictory to Catholic/Christian teachings.
Also, I know the rosary-double helix is a cool-looking representation of the supposed divide between religion and science, but the rosary is primarily a Catholic item and, again, does not seek to disprove anything.

Thanks for your time,
J Wilkinson
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