Today the Church of England apologized to Charles Darwin for spending the last 150 years denying the theory of Evolution. Rev Dr Malcolm Brown, the author of the apology said:
“We have had our collective heads up our asses for so long that we can barely believe how wrong we have been. If God did exist he would certainly have put a note about Evolution in the Bible somewhere but he didn’t. Not even a fucking metaphor we could twist to pretend it was there all along. Nothing.
Sadly we’ve also had to concede that the only explanation for such an enormous oversight in out Holy Bible is that God doesn’t exist. Really, if I must be honest, we in the church leadership have known all this for centuries but at least now it’s out in the open. It’s been a tough week for us to admit all this, but it feels good to not have to lie to everyone any more. Now I’m hoping we can dispense with the funny hats too, but I’m not holding my breath.”
Okay, maybe I’m paraphrasing a little but I’m sure that’s the gist of what he meant to say.
So I wonder if that means John McCain and Sarah “Home Schooling Creationism and Abstinence Only Sex Education” Palin will reconsider their positions on this given the word coming down from the big church. Yeah, whatever.