Monday, March 05, 2007



Religion amazes me. In nothing else are so many so sure with so little basis. In fact, the very heart of religion, when you come right down to it, is "believe me without any reason at all, or you lack faith."

But what if they're wrong? What if God is not a magician, a flinger of lightning, bringer of pestilence and plagues? What if he didn't just make everything magically appear? What if, instead, what we call "God," little more than a word meaning "stuff we don't yet understand," is really just as reasoned and logical, as observable and testable, as everything else in the world?

What if "God" is a scientist, rather than a magician? Does that really take away from the glory of all the universe? To paraphrase Shakespeare:

Hath not a Universe stars? hath not a Universe planets, galaxies, quasars, nebulae, comets, asteroids? fed with the same nuclear reactions, hurt with the same pollution, subject to the same analysis, healed by the same means, warmed and cooled by the same reactions and rotations, as a God is? If you observe it, does it not change? if you explore it, do you not learn? if you poison it, do we all not die? and if you wrong it, shall it not adjust? If it is like God in the rest, it will resemble God in that.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you buy the idea that a creator/scientist is a greater external being. . .then that would be just fine.

-hoody, a committed Christian

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