Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Dangerous statements

"Religion is about turning untested belief into unshakable truth through the power of institutions and the passage of time."[Richard Dawkins]

I suppose by 'untested belief' he means religion in general. But the question of origins is a unique question, since, origin was a one-time event. If origin was a one time event, then either it needs to be reproduced to be tested or it needs to be believed in.

I think Dr. Dawkins has clearly stated the evolutionists case. They will use the power of their institutions and the passage of time to get their message out. To accuse religion of being the only one to do so is an unfair argument.

"What has 'theology' ever said that is of the smallest use to anybody? When has 'theology' ever said anything that is demonstrably true and is not obvious? What makes you think that 'theology' is a subject at all?"[Richard Dawkins]

I would first beg Dr Dawkins to consider Theologies purpose. It is to reveal God, not to give us every scientific answer. God has allowed us to test and experiment, and we should do so. I find it rather ironic that the first scientists allowed their belief in God to determine that there were observable rules in the universe.

"Gravity explains the motions of the planets, but it cannot explain who set the planets in motion. God governs all things and knows all that is or can be done." [Isaac Newton]

We can't expect the bible to give us ALL the answers in science, that was not it's purpose. But we can say that God wrote it and it dictates the manner in which we see the world around us. Just as much as you can reject God's word. That doesn't make theology any less important or true.

"The fact that life evolved out of nearly nothing, some 10 billion years after the universe evolved out of literally nothing, is a fact so staggering that I would be mad to attempt words to do it justice."[Richard Dawkins] (Emphasis added)

You know, I couldn't agree more, you would have to be mad to consider those things fact.

1 comment:

Duncan said...

I was very impressed by that Newton quote