There are problems with believing in God and trusting in science. The easy solution would be to stop trusting in science, but as I have written before, I do not see how this could really be done. Sure, I could say I didn’t put much stock in modern science, but those words would ring hollow if I then turned immediately to trained doctors and nurses in the event of an emergency. Can a person who is already committed to modern science responsibly believe in God? Many popular atheists, such as Richard Dawkins, are confident that the answer is No. Continue reading “Does Science Leave Room for God?”
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As part of my twelve-month long “God Project,” I spent the month of December exploring atheism. I had two main goals: (1) bring my own doubts about God to the surface, give them words, and see where they take me; and (2) identify problems in my current beliefs about God. For more on my mindset going into this month, check out this post.
In my mind, the most challenging question facing atheism is that of religious experience. If, as atheists contend, there is no “spiritual reality”at all beyond our physical world, then why do so many people claim to have experienced it? This question is taken up by Richard Dawkins in The God Delusion, the Reasonable Doubts podcasters, and a handful of the famous skeptical intellectuals who are covered in Atheism for Lent.
As part of my God Project, I’m reading through the Bible in a year. As I follow my reading plan, I am daily confronted with stories of God’s action in the world. So far, God has obliterated two cities with sulfur and fire from heaven, appeared in a blazing bush that never burned up, parted the Red Sea, and controlled the motion of a star. Jesus has healed tons of sick people, restored a dead girl to life, fed five thousand men and their families, and walked on water. And those are only a few memorable highlights.