Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Taki talks turkey about God and Science

The online journal Taki's Magazine this week includes a refreshing essay entitled Viva Christianity! by James Jackson. It's worth your time reading; below are snippets.

Albert Einstein’s damning-if-quirky verdict on Marie Curie’s character was that she “has the soul of a herring.” I am reminded of his words every time I hear yet another bloodless and desiccated scientist pronounce that God is finished and has no place in modern life. What spoilsports. And how cruel to the old man up there with the world-weary look and long white beard.

Without faith in something, it is hard to find meaning. In a changing world, a creed that is constant and unafraid to make moral judgment or declare there is such a thing as right and wrong is no bad thing. We may disagree—sometimes profoundly—but thank God for the conscience and dimension religion provides.

Read the whole article here.

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