The other day in science class, we got a bit off topic and ended up discussing the theory of evolution. Our science teacher told us that he believes that we evolved from scorpions over a period of billions of years.
He then said that it is quite arrogant of our government and of us to claim that there is no life on other planets. He proceeded to say that being that the Earth is found in one of 150+ galaxies, there has to be another planet just like us trying to explore their own galaxy.
He then compared Earth to an ant farm sitting atop someone’s * desk.
Jesus came to save all people. Does this mean that there is another Jerusalem-like place on these ‘other planets’? Does this mean that there are also aliens in Heaven?
But wait! I’m not finished!
I attend a Catholic school! Why would a Roman Catholic science teacher tell these things to a group of impressionable, likewise Catholic, seventh graders?? :crying:
The Bible doesn’t say that God created scorpion, and scorpion evolved into man! The Bible says that God created man, and from man, woman.
The Bible doesn’t say that God created the Heavens, the Earth, and a bunch of other Earth’s with people on them! The Bible says that God created the heavens and the earth, and man to live on Earth and have dominion of the plants and the animals.
My question for you is:
In cases like this
where the ‘theories’ of science rise to the surface, how is a Catholic to justify his or her faith? Could you place provide me with some things to add to the class discussion when topics like this arise again?
And yes, I know that there must be a separation of science and religion/faith. But we’re talking about a Catholic school here!
Thank you for you Help.