The image of the scientist who puts the pursuit of truth
before anything else has been shattered and replaced by
a man on the make or a quasi-religious enthusiast who
wants to prove his case at any cost. Science is becoming
the tool of campaigning warfare, in which truth is the
The German mathematician Professor Hans Rohrbach tells of the following conversation between Cardinal Faulhaber, Archbishop of Munich, and Professor Albert Einstein.
“I respect religion, but believe in mathematics;” said Einstein, “doubtless for your Eminence the reverse is true.”
“You are mistaken;” replied Faulhaber, “religion and mathematics are for me only different ways of expressing the same Divine exactness.”
Einstein was astonished. “But what if one day mathematical research should show that certain verdicts of science contradict those of religion?”
“I have such a high regard for mathematics,” replied Faulhaber, “that in such a case you, Professor, would be under the obligation to never stop looking for the error in calculation.”
…Experience shows that faith in God’s Word has nothing at all to fear from serious thought. It would be useless to reject faith for the sake of natural science, or to abandon thought for the sake of faith. Faith does not need to prune the assertions of science nor does science need to blend the confessions of faith into shape. A sacrifice of one’s reason is not demanded. On the contrary, it is just the Bible which sees both together: creation and Creator, nature and revelation, the visible and the invisible…
It is necessary to look at both together and to see the harmony of both Divine revelations, the book of nature and the book of the written word.
Talk sociological gobbledygook and people will bow before your wisdom.
Let’s all learn to accept death without the need of superstitious fantasies
of what lies beyond. Science says there is no God. Science says there is a God. Science says Genesis is true, so it must be. It’s amazing what science will prove.
Let us therefore bow down to the latest Hypothesis. Let us kneel before our Transactional Analyst.
When people demand that I “scientifically prove”
the existence of God, they reveal themselves as being
ignorant of both theology and science. As Sean Carroll,
physicist and atheist activist, has said “Science isn’t in the business of proving things”.
– Sy Garte,
Ph.D, Biochemistry. Biologist. Former atheist, now Christian.