- For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.
- [Reason tells me of the] extreme difficulty or rather impossibility of conceiving this immense and wonderful universe, including man with his capability of looking far backwards and far into futurity, as the result of blind chance or necessity. When thus reflecting I feel compelled to look to a First Cause having an intelligent mind in some degree analogous to that of man; and I deserve to be called a Theist.
- Everyone who is seriously involved in the pursuit of science becomes convinced that a spirit is manifest in the laws of the Universe–a spirit vastly superior to that of man, and one in the face of which we with our modest powers must feel humble.
- I do not feel obliged to believe that same God who endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect had intended for us to forgo their use.
- Both religion and science require a belief in God. For believers, God is in the beginning, and for physicists He is at the end of all considerations… To the former He is the foundation, to the latter, the crown of the edifice of every generalized world view. There can never be any real opposition between religion and science; for the one is the complement of the other.
- This most beautiful system of the sun, planets and comets, could only proceed from the counsel and dominion of an intelligent and powerful Being.
Category Archives: Cosmology
Wouldn’t it be a big carnival sideshow joke if, since it all started with “The Big Bang”, that it all ended with “The Big Con”? Phineas Taylor Barnum was attributed as saying (however unsupported) “There’s a sucker born every minute.” … Continue reading
In a previous post, I wrote a bit about my opinions on human arrogance (An Arrogant Bent). I was generally referring to any person who feels a sense of superiority and self-importance over others, which many of us may have … Continue reading
How do you define “religion”? It appears that, in general, the world defines religion as believing in one or more superhuman beings generally referred to as gods. I believe that religion is more an instruction set on what to believe … Continue reading
Galileo Galilei Astronomer, Mathematician, Philosopher Considered the “father of modern physics and observational astronomy” “I do not feel obliged to believe that same God who endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect had intended for us to forgo their use.” … Continue reading
If you emptied a bag of Scrabble tiles on a Scrabble playing board, would you expect the tiles to fall into place by themselves and form words that made sense, that were eligible according to the rules and that were … Continue reading
As human beings, we all struggle with a variety of shortcomings. One that seems fairly common is arrogance. Many of us tend to have high opinions of ourselves. I am a Christian, and while this is counter to Christ’s example, … Continue reading
If you are someone who does not believe in God and that He is not the Creator of the universe, then you likely believe that all existence had a natural origin. If so, here are just three things (on the … Continue reading
Modern science generally agrees with the belief that the universe had a beginning. Edwin Hubble was the first to publish data on this which was widely critiqued and overwhelmingly accepted. Except for a few skeptics, the “Big Bang” theory is … Continue reading
From my perspective, the more wild and contrived an explanation becomes, the more likely the person making the claim is willing to offer anything, regardless of how implausible it may be, in order to support their position. I have always … Continue reading
What are the odds that you are here on Earth reading this because you were either : a) created with intent b) came into being by pure chance Thankfully, I’ve never been interested in wagering my hard earned money on … Continue reading