Here’s how this week’s arts and culture column begins:
“Evolution and Faith: What Is the Problem?”, an essay by Georgetown University Distinguished Professor of theology John F. Haught, was published earlier this year by the Portsmouth [RI] Institute for Faith and Culture.
Having asked the same question myself many times, I read the article with excitement and interest.
I am no scientist, and admittedly, even after reading several books on Darwin, I don’t fully grasp his theory.
But if God is the maker of all that is seen and unseen: it is simply impossible that science could be at odds with religion. If it seems to be, it’s because we have misunderstood, misinterpreted or misconstrued God.
That’s because we see things from our human standpoint, and from a human standpoint our major goals are always 1) to avoid suffering and 2) to amass as much power, property, and prestige as possible. We assume a “loving” God must want those things for us as well.
So we reject God as antithetical to our idea of love, instead of accepting the Trinitarian God and re- examining our idea of love.
READ THE WHOLE PIECE HERE.