"Afalaa Tatafakaroon". Will You Not Think? That is a line in the Holy Quran.
I pray Oh God, Help Us Understand The Secrets Of Science & The Universe, So We Understand You!
I am sure other holy books have similar statements about using our minds. But for some reason, a lot that modern organized religions seem to be do is make people close their minds and blindly follow whatever some smooth talking preachers built up as 'The Truth' over the last few centuries. The truth is, we are far from understanding the ultimate truths of the Universe.
I am sure you are among the many educated people who believe in Science but also believe in God the Omnipotent Creator. "Science Increasingly Makes the Case for God" is an interesting article though it does not have enough information to fully live up to its headline, but it is a useful point of reference in The Wall Street Journal.
I've always believed that not only is the truth out there, but also that is it not going to be one or other extreme of Science No God versus God No Evolution etc. Instead, it will be a combination or the two, or likely, even of things we do not even yet comprehend which do not fall under science or religion.
The more I studied science and even engineering, the more ridiculous it seemed to me to believe in pure random creation of the universe, purely randomly leading to Earth's creation, purely randomly leading to life and purely randomly leading to humans.
How many times do I have smash some rubber, glass, steel, carbon fiber, and plastic together to create a perfect Ferrari? I refuse to believe that any of my beloved beautiful loves and their gifts of unconditional love submitted to me, or for that matter, the perfection of Charlize Theron, are random accidents. ;-)
Nor do I blindly believe that some texts collected over the last 2000 years when people did not even understand the nature of science, are somehow the most accurate depictions of the Universe.
They are powerful books with stories to help us ideally be better human beings (if you take out the parts about killing others that almost all the books of the time command).
No, people, the earth is more than 5000 years old, just like the sun does NOT revolve around the earth. There IS evolution that takes place and genetic changes and mutations that are being recorded by science based on our current state of life and the planet. But, no, evolution is likely not the source of the perfect imperfection we call human life.
In their insistence of There Is No God, it seems that even supposedly people gets almost as rabidly fanatical as any Bible-thumping persons who believe that God created the Earth 5000 years ago or something like that, refuting evolution, while believing a man could walk on water and bring the dead back to life, and more.
Many believe in angels too. The truth is likely a combination of things is a blend of the two and maybe even more. Maybe God is the Creator of this Universe, as the grand designer of his project... maybe Angels are his engineers, and project managers,... maybe the day he shuts down the project for recycling is the day of judgement.
But, then, who does he work for? Who created HIM? And what giant box does the Universe fit inside that may be part of a larger Multiverse, which may be one of many in an Omniverse... and so on.
Knowing the infinite depth of our ignorance, even our inability to fathom the concepts that would entail, is another of the gifts of the Creator, to use our MINDS to even measure what we do NOT know.
We should not just blindly parrot things we were religiously brainwashed into believing as children. We must, instead, try to figure out the mysteries of science, if we are to ever figure out the mystery of the universe, which in turn may help us get closer to understanding the mystery of the most supreme scientist of all, God!
What do you think?