Faith in God is an opening up, a letting go, a deep trust, a free act of love — but sometimes it was so hard to love.
At such moments I tried to elevate myself…touch the turban I made with the remnants of my shirt and say aloud: “THIS IS GOD’S HAT!”
I would point to [the tiger],”THIS IS GOD’S CAT!”
I would point to the lifeboat,”THIS IS GOD’S ARK!”
I would spread my arms wide, “THESE ARE GOD’S ACRES!’
I would point at the sky, “THIS IS GOD’S EAR!”
But God’s hat was always unravelling…God’s cat was a constant danger. God’s ark was a jail, God’s wide acres were slowly killing me, and God’s ear didn’t seem to be listening.
Despair was a heavy blackness that let no light in or out. …[But] a school of fish appeared around the net, or a knot cried out to be reknotted. Or I would think of my family, of how they were spared this terrible agony. God would remain, a shining point of light in my heart. I would go on loving." — Yann Martel, Life of Pi.
hmm. I disagree. If anything, science should make someone believe in a God more.
if that person was talking about Evolution vs Adam and Eve, then of course, I would not believe in Adam&Eve. Christians recognize this as a myth. Evolution is more believable, but in the end, it’s a theory. Much like how Big Bang is a theory as well as the Theory of Relativity, or the Law of Physics. If he had paid attention in science class more, then he would have realized that theories are not fact. Because they too can either be proved or disproved. They are just considered to be true. Much like how God is considered to be true. Scientists don’t dwell on the provenance of those theories. They are just “given”. We have to believe that it’s true, or how else are we to understand how an apple doesn’t stay afloat on air, but lands on the ground when the branch it was hanging on gave way? science, in the end, rests on faith.
do you think the complexity of living things is a big coincidence? we have plants that use the Carbon dioxide that we don’t need so that in turn they can give us Oxygen that we do need. a woman has an ovum which fuses with the man’s sperm so that it would grow into this amazing thing called a baby. And no matter what you do, you can’t make a baby from a human and a cow. chimeras are fables (and have you seen them in Fullmetal Alchemist? they’re not meant to be). science may explain HOW a fetus develops, but it can’t explain WHY it works that way. It just does.
So it brings us to the question, what makes life possible? There has to be something more powerful and higher than all of us who designed everything so perfectly. Maybe the Big Bang was just really God in motion.