Is God Rational?

Modern science must assume from the get-go that everything in the world makes sense. Scientists assume that natural laws are fixed and that nothing happens without a cause; they assume that the world is fundamentally understandable by rational human minds.

Yet science also assumes that no “Higher Being” is interferring in our world; the equations of modern science don’t leave any variables for divine intervention. Should believers try to find gaps in current scientific knowledge in order to sneak God into a rational vision of the world? Continue reading “Is God Rational?”

Arguments for the Existence of God Always Backfire for 2 Reasons

Arguments for the Existence of God Always Backfire for 2 Reasons

The Big Idea: You can’t add up to infinity, and a God-like God can’t “exist” anyway.

Does our sense of morality prove that a divine Lawgiver exists?  Does the order and meaning of the world prove that a heavenly Creator exists?  Does the tendency of everything to pass away prove that a transcendent Source of Being exists?  Continue reading “Arguments for the Existence of God Always Backfire for 2 Reasons”

Can the infinite God fit into finite human words? (Dodging idolatry with Tillich)

Can the infinite God fit into finite human words? (Dodging idolatry with Tillich)

The Bible talks a lot about idolatry, the sin of shrinking the infinite God down to a finite physical image.  Today, a different kind of idolatry is popular, especially among fundamentalists: the sin of shrinking God into a finite mental image, entirely captured by human words.  Just as in ancient times, it’s easy to collapse an infinite mystery into something finite that we can own and defend. Continue reading “Can the infinite God fit into finite human words? (Dodging idolatry with Tillich)”