If Adam & Eve are just myth with a deeper truth, then the make believe couple above might very well be our common ancestors!
When it comes to making the world a better place, a good place to start is to find out where it went wrong. Origins science has a big role to play here, because the Author of life has revealed to us how & why he made the world. Our Father in Heaven, The Son, and the Holy Spirit also revealed to mankind, the fall of Adam & Eve whom were our original progenitors. This is why investing in Catholic origins material can make our world a better place. We will get to understand science in her proper sphere under the lodestar of the Catholic faith. This may mean re-assessing our ingrained evolutionary views, in order to rediscover lost truths.
Fundamentalism – A stumbling block for Catholic origins
There is a danger that Christians will take a fundamentalist view on the Bible, which is the truth given to us from God. But the Bible alone will not be sufficient to get a deeper understanding of our universe & origins science. we would be wise to incorporate the magisterial teachings of the Catholic Church, and her traditional view on creation. This will offset fundamentalist tendencies in a most profound way. The Church Fathers, Saints, Doctors, Councils & Popes already have much to affirm in regards the creation account in the book of Genesis. The magisterial teachings gives a Catholic origins understanding. It contains all that has been accepted as unanimous by the Church Fathers on the special creation of Adam & Eve. Incorporating traditional interpretations, safeguards theologians from nurturing erroneous thinking.
Allowing the Catholic Church Fathers to exegete the way
All to often in the contemporary church, we run away with popular notions & novel interpretations of scripture. We see ourselves as leading lights of Catholic origins, with perceived insights that fit into contemporary ideologies. But the world is not becoming a better place today is it? We’ve got more drug trafficking, more prostitution, a phenomenal growth in slavery, and endemic murder casualties. Embracing theistic evolution or liberation theology has not eradicated these issues. We might do better to rediscover what our Catholic Church Fathers have said unanimously; the revealed truth from God. This Catholic origins tradition, (with the magisterium and the Bible) surely gives us a proper starting point to make this world a better place.