U.K. archbishop wants ban on creationism

March 21, 2006 at 2:57 PM

LONDON, March 21 (UPI) -- Britain's Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams has called for an end to schools teaching the Bible-based account of creationism.

However, in an interview with The Guardian, Williams was not advocating the scientific theory of Darwinist evolution but rather trying to protect creationism from unfair comparison.

"I think creationism is ... a kind of category mistake, as if the Bible were a theory like other theories," he said. "If creationism is presented as a stark alternative theory alongside other theories I think there's just been a jarring of categories.

"My worry is creationism can end up reducing the doctrine of creation rather than enhancing it," he said.

The Anglican church is more embroiled in the issue of gay clergy than creationism, Darwinism, or the offshoot hybrid Intelligent Design theory, which is a divisive topic in the United States, the newspaper said.

Intelligent design holds that creation is so complex that an intelligent force must have directed it.

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