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Comment 28 by Richard Dawkins :

"Creatio ex nihilo" has always been a fundamental part of Church doctrine

No it hasn't. Creation ex deo is utterly different from the genuine nihilo which is what modern physicists, such as Stephen Hawking, are now boldly suggesting. The god that did the creating according to Church doctrine was himself the very opposite of nothing.

I can only go on what the Chatechism says, which confirms creatio ex nihilo and rejects creatio ex deo:

"We believe that God needs no pre-existent thing or any help in order to create, nor is creation any sort of necessary emanation from the divine substance. God creates freely 'out of nothing'". (CCC 296)

Thu, 02 Sep 2010 10:22:53 UTC | #509666