“The common belief that… the actual relations between religion and science over the last few centuries have been marked by deep and enduring hostility… is not only historically inaccurate, but actually a caricature so grotesque that what needs to be explained is how it could possibly have achieved any degree of respectability.”
–Cambridge University historian of science Colin Russell
“Just because science hasn’t explained something yet doesn’t mean that we… Read More
I was amused to discover the following statement at an atheist website: …I do believe that is why science will eventually do away with the need for religion. Our available information grows at astounding rates, even the most out of touch person today knows more about the world and the universe than the most intelligent of people 1,000 years ago. Science will only continue to expand while religion will only… Read More
“There is a wide measure of agreement which, on the physical side of science approaches almost unanimity, that the stream of knowledge is heading towards a non-mechanical reality; the universe begins to look more like a great thought than a great machine. Mind no longer appears as an accidental intruder into the realm of matter. We are beginning to suspect that we ought rather to hail mind as the creator… Read More
I am sometimes asked, “Why do I need to believe in God to be a good person?!” And my simple answer is: you don’t. But the question itself misses the point: One does not need to believe in God to be what society considers a “good person,” but there does have to be a God for there to be such a thing as “good.”
A moral law requires a source,… Read More
“If we need an atheist for a debate, we go to the philosophy department. The physics department isn’t much use.”
–Robert Griffiths, winner of the Heinemann Prize in mathematical physics.
“What is mind? Never matter. What is matter? Never mind!“
Virtually everyone is familiar with the popular conundrum, “Which came first…the chicken or the egg?” But probably very few people realize that the question of God’s… Read More
“This most beautiful system of the sun, planets and comets, could only proceed from the counsel and dominion of an intelligent and powerful Being…. This Being governs all things, not as the soul of the world, but as Lord over all.”
—Sir Isaac Newton, who is widely regarded to have been the greatest scientist the world has ever produced.
The comedian Henny Youngman once famously quipped, “After reading about… Read More