Science With and Without God

Atheists and agnostics argue that this planet we call earth is a lot older than most Christians think it is. Well, it’s not just atheists and agnostics. Most people believe that the world is about 4.6 billion years old. That’s a lot of years. I mean, that’s like twice the age of my grandma.

I read a few pages in the book of Genesis the other day, and I noticed that God created all this stuff in its mature stage. For example, he created fish as fish, not eggs. He created Adam as a man. Or a teenager. He didn’t create an infant is what I’m trying to say. Which means, if God did created this world, then yes, it might seem as if it was 4.6 billion years old, because it was created in a mature stage, but it might be younger. Either or.

I noticed that many Christians try to use science to convince atheists that God created the world. It’s funny, because atheist scientists really perfected secular/godless science, if I can call it that. I’m sure there’s a proper name for it, but you get the picture. Christian scientists don’t lead the scientific field. If they did, then the whole “God created the universe” thing would be the global consensus, instead of evolution.

If scientists who believe in God created crazy-awesome technology, or crazy-awesome cures, or crazy-awesome cool stuff that the world had never seen before, then Christian science would be taken to a whole new level. You know, like, when things that others say are impossible suddenly become realer than the screen you’re looking at right now. Then Christian science would be the science on top of the hill – the thing that everybody looks at, because it’s just that awesome. But that’s not the case right now. Right now, atheism is rational intelligence and Christianity is blatant stupidity. At least, that’s the consensus of the West. And Christians aren’t really doing much to change that consensus.

What do you think will happen in the future? Will the current secular science continue to dominate, or will Christians eventually do some amazing things in the scientific field and rise to the top? Does Christian science even have an impact on anything or is it just a dumb evangelistic tool used by religious zealots? Lemme know in the rectangle below.

5 thoughts on “Science With and Without God

  1. I do not know about the future. But there are some things I know about the past. The founders of modern science, most of them, were confessing Christians: Newton, Kepler, Pascal, Euler, Faraday, Maxwell … Even Descartes, who introduced skepticism, said that the existence of God was something he would not dare to doubt. Newton and Kepler said explicitly that they were investigating the order and laws of God’s creation, and they hoped to find a rational order in the universe, only because they were convinced that the universe was created by a rational God (i.e. a God who thinks logical and ordered thoughts).

    So, today’s atheist scientists are all standing upon the shoulders of Christian forerunners. They are all living on stolen goods, so to say.

    If Christians will recover some day these stolen goods, is another question… I wonder if it is the power of the atheists or the poor quality of today’s Christians which has not allowed it to happen so far.

    • Excuse me. There was an option to not be a Christian for those scientists you mention? Ask Spinoza. Ask Galileo. The choice was simple–believe or we will kill you. The Church had power of life and death over citizens, if you recall.

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  3. Even today, many top scientists do believe in God or some other higher being. The key is to not let religious idealism influence the scientific process. This is true when it comes to social and cultural perceptions as well.

    I mean, when we solve fundamental questions on how life/the universe works, does it really matter if said life/universe was created by God or a random, natural process?

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