By Webmdave ~
If you have been watching the news, you know that astronomers have revealed the initial-ever “image” of the black hole at the center of the Messier 87 galaxy, 55 million light-years away.
Pondering this image and the ensuing conversations about the age of universe, and so forth. might’ve thrown a monkey wrench into the confirmation bias of some Christians, I decided to trawl the World wide web for proof of initial Christian reaction to this tremendous scientific revelation. Under are a couple of examples of what I identified:
A black hole is a great instance of anything we’ve believed in even even though we can not see it or touch it. — The Jesuit Critique
It is a reminder of the awesome complexity of the universe that God made. The reality that black holes exist and that we can not see inside them mainly because no light escapes, reminds us there will generally be mystery in God’s creation – and in God himself. — Eternity News
I was fascinated by the initial photograph of a black hole. No, I do not have an understanding of the physics but it spoke to me about the grandeur of the universe and in performing so strengthened my belief that the universe is created and governed by an almighty God. — Christian These days
Heavenly Father, Your creation is excellent to behold. Thank You for letting us see a portion of Your operate in the heavenlies. — Intercessors for America
I was reminded that a current (2017) Gallup poll showed a marked decline in the quantity of Americans nevertheless clinging to anti-scientific beliefs:
- 38% say God made man in present kind, lowest in 35 years
- Very same percentage say humans evolved, but God guided the approach
- Much less-educated Americans a lot more most likely to think in creationism
It seems to me that though there is some smaller decline in faith primarily based anti-intellectualism, there is nevertheless a sadly higher level of superstition held by the American population.
With so lots of unable to differentiate scientific reality from religious fantasy in their believed processes, it is no wonder we expertise so lots of social ills and so significantly societal chaos. It tends to make me wonder if we must mistrust the logical skills of these who faithfully cling to Christian, or any religion’s, mythology.
What is your opinion?