Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Science Disproving the Existence of God?

How Curious?

Disproving the existence of God is a fun pastime for those who are determined that a loving God could not possibly have created our universe and if He did, he surely would not have let it run amok as it has.

One of the most popular news headlines today on Yahoo News is an article entitled "Will Science Someday Rule Out the Possibility of God?"  You can read it at the link, but you can also step away from it, as there is nothing really new here.  Disbelieving in God requires that one ignore history, and any parts of science that do not coincide with the world view that it takes to disbelieve in a Creator.

It is all pretty silly, as this anonymous but thought provoking story below explains:
A man went to a barber shop to have his hair and his beard cut as always.

He started to have a good conversation with the barber who attended him. They talked about so many things and various subjects. Suddenly, they touched the subject of God.

The barber said: "Look man, I don't believe that God exists as you say."

"Why do you say that?" asked the client. "Well, it's so easy, you just have to go out in the street to realize that God does not exist. OK, tell me. If God existed, would there be so many sick people? Would there be abandoned children? If God existed, there would be no suffering nor pain. I can't think of loving a God who permits all of these things."

The client stopped for a moment thinking, but he didn't want to respond so as to cause an argument. The barber finished his job and the client went out of the shop.

Just after he left the barber shop he saw a man in the street with long hair and a beard (it seems that it had been a long time since he had his hair cut and he looked untidy).

Then the client again entered the barber shop and he said to the barber: "You know what? Barbers do not exist."

"How can you say they don't exist?" asked the barber. "I am a barber and here I am."

"No!" the client exclaimed. "They don't exist because if they did there would be no people with long hair and beards like that man who walks in the street."

"Ah, barbers do exist. What happens is that people do not come to me." "Exactly!"- affirmed the client. "That's the point. God does exist! What happens is people don't go to Him and do not look for Him. That's why there's so much pain and suffering in the world."
Believing that there is a God requires the suspension of our internal belief systems.  The problem with the Big Bang theory, and why it will never be more than a theory, is that it does not explain how the something that was there to bang big got there.  Scientists can explain a lot, but they cannot explain that away, so they ignore it.  That is not science.  That is stupidity.

Of course, scientists choose to ignore miracles that have occurred here on the earth, many of which have been well documented and accepted by the Catholic Church as real.

Take for example the miracle of Saint Januarius, whose Feast Day it is today, September 19.  Saint Januarius was a martyr for the faith, and since 1389, a particular miracle has occurred every year on his Feast Day, and there is no earthly explanation for it.  Read about it here at Dr/ Taylor Marshall's blog, Canterbury Tales.

You might also read of the documented miracle from the early 1600's of St. Joseph of Cupertino, who is said to have levitated often during his lifetime.

And though you do not have to believe me, I have had at least one miraculous healing happen in my own life, that I have touched on from time to time and wrote some details of here.

Even more astounding and outstanding are miracles of the Eucharist that have occurred down through the ages.  One example is The Eucharistic Miracle of Lanciano, Italy.

However, none of the many miracles that have occurred down through the ages, and occur daily somewhere in the world will ever be written up by the Main Stream Media, like this bogus article that I referenced in the beginning of this piece.

If you want to prove to your own satisfaction that God does not exist, you can keep your head in the sand, quote some scientific studies that are probably reasonably accurate as far as they go, and smugly go on with your life, if you choose to so do.  If you want to prove to your own satisfaction that God does exist, then you have to do some real work, because you won't find it in the paper, or on most TV channels, or in the movies.   It is amazing to me that the spiritual mysteries of a loving God are considered too frivolous to match up against the banal, but titillating movie fare we have available, and all of the garbage found on our televisions.  Yet, we sit in front of a movie or the tube and turn our brains off while being entertained.

I challenge any reader who does not believe that God exists to do some serious research into claims by Christians of miraculous events that cannot be explained away by science, and to ask God to open your eyes to the Wisdom of His Existence, and His Plan for your life.

In fact, I dare you.


Rationalist1 said...

Very few atheists attempt to prove God does not exist (Victor Stenger is a notable exception) and are instead content to say there is not evidence for the existence of God.

As to the miracles, I can remain skeptical of those miraculous claims that your religion purports for the same reason that your are skeptical of the numerous and incredibly well attested modern miracles of Sai Baba ( )

Michael Brandon said...

You have no idea what I am skeptical about, or even if I am skeptical at all.

Miracles are evidence of something bigger than an atheist seems prepared to acknowledge or to seek out, regardless of their origin.

Rationalist1 said...

Atheists are quite willing to accept all sorts of phenomena, providing there is proof.

I was an ardent practicing Catholic for the first 30 years of my life. I finally realized that I was fooling myself. I actually know more Catholic theology than most Catholics. I have tried and found nothing there and then I realized I dodn't need there to be a God.