Where Are You, Lord?
“From its founding fathers to its modern-day practitioners, we seem to find some of science’s greatest minds filled with awe at the universe and life within. From the physical and biochemical complexity of our universe and its inhabitants, can we lay our heads on the proverbial pillow, claim mere coincidence, and turn out the lights. Scientifically, we don’t know how the universe came into existence. We don’t know how the universe, against all odds, could have evolved into a life-bearing planet. We don’t know how inorganic matter developed into a self-replicating cell. Theories have been proposed, but they are not testable, quantifiable, and reproducible. Thus, can they be labeled as scientific? I was certainly familiar with the imagination of the theist, yet I was genuinely surprised at the imagination of the atheist. If we’ve left the realm of science with these theories – if these theories are stretching past testable, accurate, and reproducible facts – we’ve now arrived at theology. To the dismay of the atheist, the science of atheism is lacking quite a bit of science. And so it came to me that scientists are not the expert witnesses on God. Like an ink-blot test, the picture that is perceived rests in the eye of the beholder. Mine was simply to decide if I would prescribe to the religion of theism or the religion of atheism.”