Each of has our own areas of interest or fascination. Science and the natural world captures imagination and interest. In just the last several decades, our capacity for viewing and processing wondrous things has exploded! Our search of the heavens as well as our growth in viewing and understanding the building blocks of life continues to multiple rapidly. Knowledge is increasing. To quote the angels: “Now nothing which they purpose to do will be impossible for them.”
Philosophy yields countless reflections. Throughout the centuries mankind has pondered meaning. The farmer and the scientist. The king and the servant. Some of these have resulted as blessings, and others as curses to the human race. We “live and move and exist” as we search for God and meaning. Philosophy fuels the searching mind and heart of mankind.
Faith ponders issues of the soul. I see this as distinct from religion. As someone said “there is a God-shaped hole” in each of us which we seem to be dedicated to filling with something or someone. Where do I come from? Where am I going? What does my life contribute with regard to ultimate meaning?
During my life I have concluded that these three life-pursuits: science, philosophy, faith – will inevitably converge at the end of time. If there is a God (and I believe there is) He will not be subject to ANY religion. As the greatest intellect, the most amazing heart, the consummate originator of wonder, and the Creator of the mysteries and solutions of life – this great God will pull together the stories of the centuries, since the dawn of time and beyond; and paint an eternal, living tapestry which will remain forever.
I think you will enjoy this podcast. Intersects ponders the overlap and eventual convergence of everything that is true – returning to the Person Who set it all in motion in the beginning!
“I know that there is nothing better for them than to rejoice and to do good in one’s lifetime; moreover, that every man who eats and drinks sees good in all his labor — it is the gift of God. I know that everything God does will remain forever; there is nothing to add to it and there is nothing to take from it, for God has so worked that men should fear Him. That which is has been already and that which will be has already been, for God seeks what has passed by.” What? – Ecclesiastes 3:12-15