I’m mystified by this segment of an otherwise bland debate between Richard Dawkins, Tony Jones and Cardinal Pell on Q&A, the ABCs political discussion program.
Pell handles himself pretty well against Dawkins on many issues, and even has to combat Jones, who was supposed to be the neutral host, but interjects all over the place with his own atheistic questions, much to Dawkins frustration.
But Pell utterly blows the question of how we came into existence, and even seems to confuse himself, handing the initiative to Dawkins, who rightly poses the question ‘If there was no literal Adam and Eve where did original sin come in?”
Apparently Pell thinks we were descended from Neanderthals from somewhere in Africa who were descended from apes. Somewhere along the line the immortal soul was added to the first human. I’m afraid I had to switch off at this point, not wishing to be embarrassed any further!