Faith and Science

First, some music to set the tone:

Now:

I was bored, so I went on Movieugide. Old habits die hard.

On this edition of “Things that bother me so I’m just going to write about them,” these words, from Movieguide’s review of Prometheus (2012):

…the idea that some super-intelligent alien race helped create life on earth is pretty ridiculous on its face. The God of the Bible is a more rational and more logical, and hence more scientific, explanation. (Emphasis mine.)

In his review of Prometheus, Tom Snyder…

…probably forgot about Hebrews 11:1:

faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. (Emphasis mine.)

A “Conviction,” according to Google, is: A strongly held belief or opinion.

According to Google, this is what “Science” is: The intellectual and practical activity encompassing the systematic study of the structure and behavior of the physical and natural world through observation and experiment. (Emphasis mine.)

We (Christians) can’t observe God. We can’t point and say “Look! There’s God!”

And the Bible says that we shouldn’t “experiment” on God (i.e., test God):

You shall not put the LORD your God to the test, as you tested Him at Massah. (Deuteronomy 6:16)

…Jesus answered him, “It is said, ‘You shall not put the Lord your God to the test.’” (Luke 4:12)

That’s where faith comes in:

Faith is belief without observable evidence: The conviction — the strongly held opinion — that what we do not see is still real. (Hebrews 11:1.)

Are there logical trains of thought that could lead a person to the conclusion “There is a God”?

Yes. For example: Twenty Arguments For The Existence Of God.

But:

Since we can’t observe God (i.e., we can’t see God), and we shouldn’t attempt to test Him — observation and testing being what science is all about — than we can’t, scientifically, prove He exists.

Thus:

Contrary to what Tom Snyder says in his review of Prometheus, the God of the Bible is not a scientific explanation for why there is life on Earth because we can’t scientifically prove that He exists.

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