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uberllama42 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 11:13 PM
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14. Do you know if that professor had ever taught a class on Genesis before?
I would expect that a professor who had worked with that subject matter before wouldn't be surprised by the students' reactions to it. Otherwise, perhaps it was the case that the students enrolled in the class that year differed from those who had taken it in the past?

If people in those groups are Creationists, they're not getting it in church but from ideas floating around in the larger culture.

The most recent Pew Survey had about a quarter of Catholics reporting each A) that they didn't believe in evolution, B) that they believed the bible was literally true, word for word, and C) that they believed in astrology.

It seems that Catholics fairly regularly believe things contrary to what the RCC teaches. I don't recall figures about beliefs on birth control offhand, but I suspect that an even higher portion of Catholics disagree with the Church on that issue.
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