I can't speak for the entire Christian community, nor can I speak for Catholics because I do not entirely believe in all they do.
But there are many Christians who believe as I do. And that is that the Bible is either all truth or all lies . If there is but one factor that is untrue, then the entire Bible is a lie.
Based on that belief, there are many Christians like myself that will never accept the Theories of Evolution because it goes against what is stated in Genesis. The "miracle" of the creation is what sets God apart from Man.
You know Delvo, that can be said in the reverse. I'm not sure how to define 'religious' actually, but I will say this. There are many that believe that the Bible is Truth. And to try to apply 'theories' to what we consider to be absolutes causes friction.
I can't accept the theories of evolution because it goes against the creation. And I don't believe that the creation is a 'story', or a 'parable' or as Rhea put it an allegory. I believe it happened just as it is stated and many others believe this as well.
So does that make me stupid? Does that mean that I am unwilling to accept what many in the science community consider to be fact? No. Because there are scientists that believe in the miracle of creation as well.
I just wanted to point this out. Because there are many that don't like to hear that what they believe is "wrong" on either side of the fence.
Apologies to any that I might offend.