Because most philosophies that frown on reproduction don't survive.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Damned by da Vinci?

John Farrell has a post up about the fuss about The Da Vinci Code:

Having read the novel, my own feeling is, if your faith is such a wisp o' nothing that it gets blown out by an overwrought melodrama (based on sham research), you probably didn't have much faith in the Church to begin with. Maybe the Church should be taking advantage of natural selection here, if I may borrow a metaphor, and be grateful for the opportunity to prune the congregation of its intellectually weaker elements.

2 comments:

dilys said...

Somebody send this to Amy W.!

CincyDarwin said...

Ha! Funny! Didn't Cardinal Ratzinger, just before being elected Pope, say that the Church might have to get smaller before growing? Here's another opportunity for "natural selection" (love that analogy), as if the sexual scandals weren't enough. Enjoy your posts.