Would God Make This World?
“The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil and no good, nothing but blind pitiless indifference.”
Richard Dawkins, scientist, popular science author and evangelical atheist.
The evidence of history and our experience is that the operation of the laws of the natural world generate a randomness that strike our lives with with everything from terrible misfortune to wild serendipity to dulling sameness. Would a good and loving god make such a world? The surprising answer I find is YES, and here is why.
Science vs. Religion
I recently read that in 1981 the National Academy of Science approved the following statement; “Religion and science are separate and mutually exclusive realms of human thought whose presentation in the same context leads to misunderstanding of both scientific theory and religious belief.” Ian Barbour, “Religion and Science: Historical and Contemporary Issues,” (1997), quoted in […]