Cardinal Pell Says Adam And Eve Didn’t Exist

In comments that may shock some staunch Catholics, Cardinal George Pell has described the biblical story of Adam and Eve as a myth.

He appeared alongside renowned evolutionary biologist and atheist, Professor Richard Dawkins, on the ABC’s Q&A program last night.

Cardinal Pell said the existence of Adam and Eve was not a matter of science but rather a mythological account.

“It’s a very sophisticated mythology to try to explain the evil and the suffering in the world,” he said.

“It’s a religious story told for religious purposes.”

According to Genesis, God created Adam and Eve as the first man and woman and all people are descended from them.

Cardinal Pell’s explosive comments came after he was questioned about evolution.

He said it was impossible to say when there was a first human.

It is widely accepted in the scientific community that life on Earth has evolved over about four billion years.

Culled: Yahoo!

  1. Bala mohd Reply

    Pell is now by this statement telling the xtian world that the bible is not the true word of god. Certainly he is not a true xtian.

  2. Oscar Akom Reply

    The cadinal has smoke cocain, he is a half menthal

  3. Vic Reply

    This is absolutely great…Let dem keep saying the truth

  4. sam Reply

    he only said there was no first human when the question of evolution was asked

  5. sam Reply

    he said there was no first human when the question of evolution was asked, don’t misquote him

  6. muhammad garba Reply

    truth is bitter

  7. sunday ogunmola Reply

    weather adam and eve is a myth or not. Both bible and Quran support the story of creation by God. know it now that Jesus brought the message of heaven and hell which the cardinal cannot describe as myth.Heaven and hell is real-choose one today.

  8. albert Reply

    it strike my immagenation dat a spritual person dat is expected to understand and teach d doctrine of the holy bible made a careless and horrible statement of fact dat is been stated in the bible.such person are not to b listen to,

  9. Christopher Reply

    Well I think the cardinal has every right to butress his own opinion,that’s what he thinks and it’s okay.let us hear the conclusion of the mater now all has been heard fear GOD,keep his commands”’for this is the duty of warned my son”of any thing in addition to them, of making many bookstheir is no end, and much study wearies the of ecclesiastes 12,chapter,verse. 13 & 12

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