~ THINGS MAY SURPRISE me, but I can’t rule anything out of court when it comes to the wonder and complexity of God’s creation. Einstein already speculated that there may be 6 more dimension other that 3D & time.. here’s another physicist wondering.. via theory & experimentation & revised theory, one hopes, that there are indeed, somehow, overlapping or unseen dimensions.
Already, I’m hearing the whiny atheists explain how this ‘proves’ that since there may be a whole universe, and multiverses, that there’s still no God, we’re still mechanical accidents, any anybody who says otherwise is stupid, I tell you, stupid, stupid. You know, ’cause one amazing answer fits all news, questions, discoveries, and longings. Because, Science™.
Me, I’d like to let my Christian mind soak in the possibilities, and ponder the heavens declaring the glories and power and creative love of God, even the stuff we haven’t seen yet, or understood, or worked out. Not because I’m always right, but because even with an eternal universe(s) or multiverses, creation by whom is still a question, and not one completely answered by the bad metaphysics and worse philosophy of latter-day agnostics; not one to be answered properly by scientists, since “why and who” are not scientific categories. It does not therefore follow that they are illegitimate categories, or impossible to know categories, just that there are many kinds of knowing: natural, poetical, spiritual, emotional, lyrical, artistic, architectural, literary. You know, all the stuff that makes us human and whole and complete and civilized people.
After all, the team of.. wait for it.. actual scientists who studied the Shroud of Turin in 1977 could not discover how it was made– only how it was not made: that is, by any technique known to art or science. If we presume that God’s existence and direct action are impossible, then it’s got to be a fraud, or just some weird thing we can’t figure out, ruling out ahead of time any answer that does not bend the knee to materialist atheism. That’s called begging the question, or a circular argument: taking as already granted exactly what is under question. “So, Dr. Jeckyll, are you still beating your wife?” Or, since we know God does not exist (or, his existence can’t be “proven”), what is this object?”
Faith has evidences, some of which are physical or historical or evidentiary; but most of faith is more like hearing a poem by a loved one, and recognizing a voice; or trusting in what has been given and revealed, as we trust a parent, or a husband or wife, or a best friend. Actually relying on a power and love and goodness greater than our own. This wrong-headed bullying know-it-all version of Science™ can’t even prove that I love my wife, or what goods and blessings will come out of the fruit of our love. It was never meant to be a complete and exclusive from of knowing and truth.. that’s a flawed philosophical system built over and above the scientific method.
The atheists claim too much, and power over what they cannot know or disprove, as a form of man being god to himself. You know, like the 20th century: cultured Teutonic ubermensch listening to Mozart while the smoke rises outside from the death-ovens. Because, Science™.
Whoa, There, Dawkins…
After all, if I conclude that all things must be measured by toboggans, that does leave out all the mystery of life, and most of the ordinary human and commonsensical and normal things of life. All you end up with is toboggans, and toboggan-experts trying to tell everybody else how to live, what to think, and what the “Truth” is.