Should science make you lose faith in god
Download
1 / 15

Should Science Make You Lose Faith in God - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 238 Views
  • Uploaded on

Should Science Make You Lose Faith in God?. Five contemporary issues in science and religion. Visit Our Webpage www.SaintAnselmOregon.org. Week 1 – Science and Religion: The History of Conflict. Introduction: Modes of engagement.

loader
I am the owner, or an agent authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyrighted work described.
capcha
Download Presentation

PowerPoint Slideshow about 'Should Science Make You Lose Faith in God' - EllenMixel


An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript
Should science make you lose faith in god l.jpg

Should Science Make You Lose Faith in God?

Five contemporary issues in science and religion


Visit our webpage www saintanselmoregon org l.jpg

Visit Our Webpagewww.SaintAnselmOregon.org



Introduction modes of engagement l.jpg
Introduction:Modes of engagement

  • The Battle of the fundamentalists: wart hogs and boa constrictors: the “new atheism” and intelligent design”

  • No contact – No conflict: non-overlapping magisteria

  • Constructive Criticism: the role of evolution in Christian theology

  • Creative Tension


Four dialogs l.jpg
Four Dialogs

  • Can there be a “theology of evolution”?

  • Quantum Mechanics: What are we to make of the “otherworldly” nature of quantum reality? What about the “implicate order”?

  • Cosmology: what is our place in the universe? Why is the universe so exquisitely tuned to our existence?

  • Emergence: How does order and intelligence arise out of primordial chaos?


From the hitchhiker s guide to the galaxy l.jpg
From The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the western spiral arm of the galaxy lies a small unregarded yellow sun. Orbiting this at a distance of roughly 96 million miles is an utterly insignificant little blue-green planet whose ape-descended life forms are so amazingly primitive that they still think digital watches are a pretty neat idea.


Matthew arnold dover beach l.jpg
Matthew Arnold – Dover Beach

The Sea of Faith

Was once, too, at the full, and round earth’s shore

Lay like the folds of a bright girdle furl’d

But now I only hear

Its melancholy, long withdrawing roar,

Retreating, to the breath

Of the night-wind, down the vast edges drear

And naked shingle of the world.

……………………………………………….

And we are here as on a darkling plane

Swept with confused alarms of struggle and flight,

Where ignorant armies clash by night.

1867


The new atheism l.jpg
The “New Atheism”

  • Richard Dawkins, The God Delusion

  • Sam Harris, The End of Faith and Letter to a Christian Nation

  • Christopher Hitchens, God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything


The templeton prize l.jpg
The Templeton Prize

  • 1.5 million dollars > Nobel Prize

  • To a living person who has made an exceptional contribution to affirming life’s spiritual dimension, whether though insight discovery, or practical works; outstanding individuals who have devoted their talents to expanding our vision of ultimate purpose and reality.

  • Recent winners: Charles Townes, Freeman Dyson, Paul Davies, John Barrow, Michael Heller, Ian Barbour, John Polkinghorne


Science in ancient greece l.jpg
Science in Ancient Greece

Pythagoras, sixth century BCE

Science and religion are inextricably interrelated.

Aristotle, 384-322 BCE

Theology = Science of God


St augustine 354 430 ce l.jpg
St. Augustine 354 – 430 CE

“When the question is asked what we are to believe in regard to religion, it is not necessary to probe into the nature of things, as was done by those whom the Greeks call physisi; nor need we be in alarm lest the Christian should be ignorant of the force and number of the elements – the motion and order and eclipses of the heavenly bodies … and a thousand other things which those philosophers either have found out or think they have found out … It is enough for the Christian to believe that the only cause of all created things, … whether heavenly or earthly … is the goodness of the Creator, the one true God.”


More quotes l.jpg
More quotes

  • St. Augustine. “Nothing is to be accepted save on the authority of Scripture, since greater is that authority than all the powers of the human mind.”

  • Martin Luther. “I hold that the animals took their being at once upon the word of God, as did the fishes in the sea.”

  • John Calvin speaking about those who reject literal interpretation of scripture, “[They] basely insult the Creator, and should expect a judge who will annihilate them.”


Galileo s confession 1633 l.jpg
Galileo’s Confession (1633)

“I Galileo, being of my seventieth year, being a prisoner and on my knees, and before your Eminences, having before my eyes the Holy Gospel, which I touch with my hands, abjure, curse, and detest the error and the heresy of the movement of the earth.”


More commentary l.jpg
More commentary

  • Martin Luther (1483-1546). “This fool wishes to reverse the entire science of astronomy; but sacred Scripture tells us that Joshua commanded the sun to stand still, and not the earth.”

  • Philipp Melanchthon (1497-1560). “Now it is want of honesty and decency to assert such notions publically, and the example is pernicious.”

  • John Calvin (1509-64), “Who will venture to place the authority of Copernicus above that of the Holy Spirit?”


On witches l.jpg
On Witches

  • “Thou shall not suffer a witch to live,” Exodus 22:24

  • John Wesley (1768) “The giving up of witchcraft is in effect the giving up of the Bible.”


ad