STORIES OF ILLUSIONS:
A write-up titled "Will science some day rule out the possibility of God?" by Natalie Wolchover based on the contents of "Blackwell Companion to Science and Christianity" basically contains the usual inconclusive arguments of skeptics that keep popping up periodically. Carrol compares the reality of God with the general aspect of the "supernatural." He prefers to dismiss the questions he cannot answer himself as his "evidence" of non-existence of God. His suggests that only specific happenings in the universe need explanations but a complete scientific theory needs no explanation. Carrol upholds this theory for the sole purpose to emphasize his personal opinion of God being "an unnecessary complication." He then jumps to the conclusion that science will eradicate the concept of God in future, yet he leaves those umpteen numbers of questions raised by his own studies unanswered.
Some orthodox Christian theologians equate the "Big Bang" with the creation of the world which is itself a guesswork. Carrol, though a cosmologist, takes into account
Physicists and cosmologists surmise that the aspect of time started with the "Big Bang" yet they claim that they don't see the "role of God in it." How typical of not accepting what one cannot comprehend due to one's own lack of ability to unravel the unseen.
The concept of "multiverse" (an idea of the existence of countless number of universes) which physicists presume as the possible reason our universe is among one of the many life-giving ones is itself officially stated as a "prediction." The illusion constructed over this prediction claims that the universe we live in, "accidentally" became one of the life-giving universes with plants, trees, mountains, water and mammals without giving any reasons for that 'accident' other than we being "the lucky ones." What an affront to science! These are the folks who are inclined to rejecting God for lack of reasons.
Despite such wild suppositions from his colleagues, Stephen Hawking - the master of all illusions - claims "The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge." Pelting stones from a glasshouse!
Is it the human ego that prevents the theories of modern physicists and cosmologists from perceiving the reality that far from denying the existence of God, science actually compliments it? Isn't it only the obstinacy and self-conceit of the human mind that misinterprets science as the denial of God?
Needless to say, finding scientific reasons within the grasp of the human mind for all the occurrences in the cosmos is by NO means an indispensable condition for the acceptance of God. The scientific causes for these occurrences are linked with higher laws of science based on various research and in-depth studies. The next vital question: Who made these higher laws? The 'scientific' answers for that would be "we don't know" or "it's a coincident." Both these answers are not just unscientific, presumptive and insufficient but are undeserved insults to science. Science deserves much better praise for whatever it has helped us to achieve to strengthen our Faith in God. The higher laws can only be made by a much Higher Power in the realm of the Unseen which is beyond the jurisdiction of science. For instance, science knows a great deal about the physical heart, but nothing about the spiritual soul because that belongs to a very different domain accessible only by that Single Highest Power. The inaccessibility of scientific study within certain domains is NO reason to conclude that those domains do not exist.
Every scientist, every astronomer of every era, when intellectually quizzed has conceded that whatever they know about the cosmos is yet very little compared to everything they don't know and may never know.
As humans keep rolling and rotting in the filth of their own sinking ethical values, it becomes necessary and convenient for them to dismiss the reality of Divine Justice. Skeptics and atheists claim that the existence of God is used only to ease the fear of death and comfort the mind. But psychological reality exposes much the opposite, that being dismissive of God soothes the minds of skeptics by allowing them to live their lives without the 'obstacle' of the Ultimate Accountability. They are not able to comprehend that being fixated upon denial by using "science" as an insufficient weapon will not abolish the Truth that firmly stands undiminished in the backdrop as the Unseen, despite the desperate attempts to fight it.
SCIENCE AND ALTERED BIBLES:
We find secularists and modernists whose arguments to dismiss faith are based on the discrepant information contained within the different versions of the altered Old and New Testaments written, re-written and re-re-written over the past centuries that are filled with plenty of absurdities. A more or less identical man-written annexation in Islam is called 'Hadith.' Indeed they clash with science, clash with common sense and are responsible for much of the dismissive attitude generated toward faith. Such dissatisfaction has had two profoundly negative consequences. It has either turned people away from God altogether or separated faith from daily life which is a very fallacious and pointless approach resulting in ritualistic following of the Monotheistic Religion.
It would be correct to assume that the discrepant contents of the altered Old and New Testaments are largely responsible for the trend of pitting science against God by modern cosmologists. Subsequently, the works of the cosmologists based on the infamous "Blackwell Companion to Science and Christianity" referred to as the "contemporary thought at the intersection of science and Christianity" only comes with a load of speculations that create more questions than answering any. When modernism is stretched too far, it ends up touching the traditional notion of the Renaissance era, that is, linking science with advancement & religion with regression. But in reality not everything is spelled that much in 'black and white.'
SCIENCE AND GLORIOUS QURAN:
On the contrary, numerous Quranic assertions on many aspects of the cosmos and the earth that include the movement of the sun along with the solar system (proven very recently), revolution/rotation of the earth, formation of clouds, rainfall, the complete cycle of birth and life as we see it, existence of the two genders even in plants and much more .... all of which we presently known to be the threshold of scientific developments are contained in plenty within this Final and original Divine Message. Inclusion of the foundations of many scientific realities contained within the Quran proven hundreds of years later have astonished many sober and thoughtful intellects throughout the centuries that followed.
The common presumption taken for granted in failing to get to the Unseen is that a "well-read modern man's intelligence" is above that of the Divine Power and His Revelations, overlooking the reality which I plainly discern as the reverse. The modern man's denial that comes from their limited perception of the infinite Unseen (not simply the "infinite universes" ensuing from the "multiverse" assumption) is itself a glaring evidence of their incompetence to encompass the Divine Power and His definite existence.
As always, the closing statements to sum up science is provided by none other than the Glorious Quran which tells us plainly why so many scientific theories go unanswered.
"AND THEY SAY: THERE IS NAUGHT BUT OUR LIFE OF THE WORLD; WE DIE AND WE LIVE, AND NAUGHT DESTROYS US SAVE TIME; WHEN THEY HAVE NO KNOWLEDGE WHATSOEVER OF (ALL) THAT; THEY DO BUT GUESS." (45:24)
"OR WERE THEY CREATED OUT OF NAUGHT? OR ARE THEY THE CREATORS? OR DID THEY CREATE THE HEAVENS AND THE EARTH? NAY BUT THEY ARE SURE OF NOTHING! OR DO THEY OWN THE TREASURES OF THY LORD? OR HAVE THEY BEEN GIVEN CHARGE (THEREOF)?" (52:35-37).
"AND WHEN IT IS SAID UNTO THEM: BELIEVE AS THE PEOPLE BELIEVE, THEY SAY: SHALL WE BELIEVE AS THE FOOLISH BELIEVE? ARE NOT THEY INDEED THE FOOLISH? BUT THEY KNOW NOT." (2:13).
"ALLAH (HIMSELF) DOTH MOCK THEM, LEAVING THEM TO WANDER BLINDLY ON IN THEIR CONTUMACY." (2:15).
"SUCH IS THEIR SUM OF KNOWLEDGE. LO! THY LORD IS BEST AWARE OF HIM WHO STRAYETH AND HE IS BEST AWARE OF HIM WHO GOETH RIGHT." (53:30)