This is interesting. Why do you feel you best friend should be forced to choose between his faith and evolution when the Pope himself has said that the theory of evolution is compatible with catholicism? It leads me to wonder why certain athiestas feel it is necessary to force others to make choices (ah but if force is involved then it's not a choice) just as I wonder why certain religionistas feel it is necessary to force others to adhere to their belief sytems. Choice. Does it matter at all? I find if you try to force things; something tightens..... resolve for one.