God & the Gaps

A Response to Data-Free Models for Origins

As I stepped to the podium before roughly 300 members and guests of an Atheists United club, two crucial questions flashed through my mind. The answers would determine whether saying "yes" to appear at this event had been a foolish act—or not. So I ventured to begin by voicing them. I figured, why waste my time or theirs?

My first question was this: "Would you be willing to believe in God's existence if you saw firmly established evidence for it coming from the leading scientists of our day, regardless of their own personal beliefs? Please raise your hand if you would."

About a third of the hands went up, some right away, and some a little more slowly, but up...

 

is an astrophysicist and the founder and president of the science-faith think tank Reasons to Believe (RTB).

This article originally appeared in Salvo, Issue #42, Fall 2017 Copyright © 2020 Salvo | www.salvomag.com https://salvomag.com/article/salvo42/god-the-gaps

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