Has Science Discovered God
I've always been conscious that as priests we preach to the choir and have little or no dialogue with, lapsed Catholics or Agnostics; who don't question or don't care about God.
So one part of my book Whisperings of My Soul is about science and reason and about challenging assumptions like: ‘no one believes in God anymore.'
With the decline in mass attendance and atheists purging the spiritual from public life, it appears that the newest major religion is no religion at all.
Even though the sacred is under attack from the secular, all empirical data reports that religion is winning the battle.
I write about the astonishing demographics of believers in the world. Worldwide surveys, backed up by census after census, show that 5.8 billion people or 84% of the global population of 7 billion believe in the existence of a Divine Creator. (PEW research)
Meanwhile, self-professed atheists, who dominate the social and political agenda of the West, amount to 2% approx of the global population.
One might wonder if one of the best kept secrets of the past 20 years. Is the fact that 8 out of 10 people believe in a Divine Creator. Meaning that most people in most places at all times, past and present have believed and continue to believe in a Divine Creator,
I also challenge assumptions like ‘science has proved there's no God’.
The truth is that experts working in quantum physics, cosmology and molecular biology increasingly acknowledge a greater power at work.
The book lists many eminent scientists who recognise the finger-prints of intelligent design as they unlock the mysteries of the universe.
The Wall Street Journal even published an article called "Science Increasingly Makes the Case for God'' which is the most popular online article in the paper's history.
Science has not only NOT killed God, but has agreed with the Bible’s version of the origin of the Universe in Genesis.
Scientists have long held the belief that our universe was static and always existed. In the 1920s a Catholic priest who was also a physicist and cosmologist, Fr George Lemaitre, developed and published a mathematical theory based on a singularity of the primeval atom stating that the universe had a beginning, as a fireball and has been expanding ever since. It was initially cynically named the big bang theory. Einstein sub- sequentially, on listening to a presentation of it stated, it is the most satisfactory description of creation I have ever heard.
The Hubble telescope launched in 1992 and transmitting data never recorded previously, due to its being above the pollution of earth’s atmosphere, conclusively validated Fr Lemaitre’s theory that the universe continues to expand and therefore had a beginning, which he envisaged as scientifically describing creation.
The following summary of two recent articles reported by CBN news provides a good insight into the most recent Scientific Thinking
Physicist and astronomer, Marcelo Gleiser, who won the €1.25 million Templeton Prize last month said: "Atheism is inconsistent with the scientific method. I'll keep an open mind because I understand that human knowledge is limited. Science does not kill God."
· It’s clear that many leading scientific brains observe intelligent design in the world and see the symmetry between science and the Bible's message.
· The religious combine faith and reason by choosing to believe the intelligent designer of science is the Divine Creator of religion.
· There’s similar harmony when rational scientific minds observe the wonders of the universe and the faithful religious see the observable miracles of God.
There Was a Beginning’:
Famous Geophysicist Explains Why Christian Creation Theory Makes Sense: April 2019
Stephen C. Meyer is a geophysicist and author of New York Times bestseller, “Darwin’s Doubt.” Despite not being a Christian himself, after years of scientific study, Meyer came to the conclusion that there simply must be an intelligent designer behind our creation.
In addition, contrary to many within his discipline, Meyer believes that expert scientific study of the origins of the universe can conclude a number of assertions that are in common with the central tenets of theistic beliefs. In a wide-ranging interview on the Ben Shapiro Show, Meyer also criticized Darwin’s evolutionary theory as being unable to answer the biggest question of all — how did life actually begin?