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Poking My Head Out, Curbing a Few Electronic Addictions, and Religion vs. Science

September 3, 2010

Between having a kid who’s been sick and … well … life, this summer has evaporated almost as if it never happened. *Sigh* Even though Fall is, hands down, my favorite season, I feel cheated somehow. πŸ™‚

I have 3 homeschooled kids and I teach writing to middle schoolers online. The middle school writing course is back in session — I just got my new roster. We’ve also got two kids in soccer, plus loads of tutoring, therapies, and other activities. Although the summer has been busy, things have definitely kicked up a notch. It’s all kind of coming at me like a freight train. πŸ˜‰ I haven’t been doing much reading, except for Sookie Stackhouse. I’ve also banned myself from Facebook (including Bejeweled Blitz) — I closed my FB account the other day.

I’m thinking about ordering Stephen Hawking’s new book, which has sparked quite a bit of controversy, though I must confess A Briefer History of Time has been sitting on my shelf, unfinished, for years. I have to admit the controversy seems a bit odd to me. Here we have one of the most brilliant people on the planet explaining the universe could have formed without a Creator. Not exactly a new idea. I don’t necessarily read that as “God does not exist” — I’m hearing “based on what we know about science, God might not exist.” Why are so many believers angry? Basically this leaves matters of spirituality and faith where they should be — outside the realm of science. Although there are some who will disagree, I think it was never scientists’ role to prove or disprove God’s existence, or to address religion at all.

For those who are removed from atheism or agnosticism only by the vague idea that “something or Someone must have made all this,” I guess this discussion might tip the balance. But for those who feel a personal connection to a higher power, who feel God’s existence with every fiber of their being, well — they don’t need physicists to provide proof of something that is basically personal, spiritual, and intuitive.

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7 Comments leave one →
  1. September 3, 2010 3:11 pm

    I am sometimes amazed by how similar our thoughts and beliefs are.

  2. September 4, 2010 4:49 pm

    “But for those who feel a personal connection to a higher power, who feel God’s existence with every fiber of their being, well β€” they don’t need physicists to provide proof of something that is basically personal, spiritual, and intuitive.”

    Thanks for saying that. I agree completely and often feel stuck in the middle of two extreme viewpoints.

    Peace and Laughter,
    Cristina

  3. September 5, 2010 3:44 pm

    Well said re spirituality and science. And I feel the same way about summer – went way too fast!

  4. September 7, 2010 2:05 pm

    Great post. Both sides of the debate can say as much as they like, they will never convince the other! And I don’t think convincing is really the point. One of those everyone could please just agree to disagree things. πŸ™‚

  5. givingreadingachance permalink
    September 13, 2010 4:15 am

    OMG! u have so much on your plate, I definitely think I Don’t get anything done!
    Wow, I love the last line πŸ™‚

    • September 13, 2010 11:56 pm

      Veens — You have a baby, so you can’t say you don’t get anything done! πŸ™‚

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