Posts Tagged ‘existence of God’

Desperate in the Dark

May 24, 2014

dead-end-crows-illustrationExperience has taught me that debating the existence of God with those who don’t believe in God is usually a waste of valuable time and energy for both parties. I mean, really, what’s the point of getting involved in a dead-end argument? As long as you’re at it, why don’t you mix in arguments about abortion and politics for, oh, I don’t know . . . eternity?

At such times, this sobering axiom comes to (more…)

Will Science Ever Define God? Nope.

March 4, 2010

Do you demand irrefutable evidence of God’s presence that your senses and science can observe and measure?

One can search the brain with a microscope and not find the mind, and can search the stars with a telescope and not find God.
J. Gustav White

Science cannot objectively define God through experimentation because every subject’s perception of God would be, by definition, subjective.

God is like a mirror. The mirror never changes, but everybody who looks at it sees something different.
Rabbi Harold Kushner

Science will continue to be at loggerheads with faith because faith, by definition, is (more…)

Zoom In or Zoom Out, You’ll Still Find God

November 2, 2009

Taken by NASA’s Chandra X-ray observatory from its orbiting 360 miles above the Earth, the photo of Pulsar B1509 captures the X-Ray nebula in a state shaped like a human hand. NASA estimates that the shape, composed of electromagnetic energy pumped out by a neutron star just 12 miles in diameter, spans 150 light years.

Four hundred years ago, Francis Bacon, an English philosopher and the father of inductive reasoning and the scientific method, concluded that expanding your vision inevitably leads to evidence of God’s handiwork.

It is true, that a little philosophy inclineth man’s mind to atheism; but depth in philosophy brings about man’s mind to religion: For while the mind of man looketh upon second causes scattered, it may sometimes rest in them, and go no further; but when it beholdeth the chain of them confederate and linked together, it must needs fly to Providence and Deity.
Francis Bacon

Nineteenth-century Danish philosopher and theologian Soren Kierkegaard agreed, pointing out that expansion of vision can refer to a (more…)