“Religious people believe the most ridiculous things.”
So says P.Z. Myers, the preposterous atheist of Pharyngula. He’s at least partly right: there are ridiculous religions everywhere you look. But when science gets married to atheism, such as P.Z. Myers, Jerry Coyne, and others do, the offspring of that marriage includes a lot of ridiculous beliefs as well.
Science is not the problem, and never has been. There is a myth afloat that science provides evidence for atheism, but it’s just not true. Christianity has supported science, and science has supported Christianity, from the early Middle Ages onward. We Christians need to ask ourselves, though, how much have we bought into the false idea that science pushes God out of the picture?
This is the first in a series of three podcasts this week on Christianity and science. Wednesday’s podcast will focus on claims that science is the only rational route to knowledge of the world (and that faith is irrational), and Friday’s will be on the historic friendship between Christianity and science.
This message was recorded on January 8, 2012, at Seaford Baptist Church, Seaford, Virginia. I deleted one audience comment from the recording because I could not make it audible. It was on the Gap theory and the day-age theory as possible interpretations of Genesis 1.
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