God and Not God
All that can be said of God is not God--St. Catherine of Siena
I once skated perilously close to the edge of religious fundamentalism. It almost killed me. Literally, not figuratively. The year I turned 30, the thought of taking my life never left me. Fundamentalism, I’ve realized in hindsight, is a straitjacket for the human soul. With its penchant for absolute certainty, fundamentalism squeezes the sap of mystery from the tree of life. And life without mystery is so dull and constrained as to be hardly worth the living.
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11/19/2012 06:05:26 pm
Its just a faith in god as its said god is present at each and every place . Thanks for sharing this blod
12/18/2012 01:24:17 pm
Without faith it's impossible to please God , so our relationship with the Lord is dependent on it.
12/18/2012 10:30:55 pm
Your assertion would seem to say that no scientist can please God, because doubt/skepticism is the philosophical stance of the scientist. But without such skepticism, we might still believe that the earth is flat and that the planets revolve around the earth. Without that nagging sense that something was amiss with Newton's faith in absolute space and absolute time, Einstein would not have stumbled upon relativity. In science, doubt is the irritant that makes the oyster produce the pearl.
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Dave Pruett, a former NASA scientist, is an emeritus professor of mathematics at JMU.