What’s the saying about the two topics you should never bring up in conversation being politics and religion?
1. We were watching ‘Blue Planet’ this weekend. Awesome photography. They were observing the behavior of large schools of small fish as predator fish attacked. The small fish schooled together in a tighter and tighter unit, making it easier for the predator fish to have a nice meal. The narration went something like this: “Scientists are unsure as to the reasons behind the evolution of this schooling behavior. It almost seems like the nervous system of the fish goes haywire, much like the crash of a computer.” Huh? How about this: The small fish school together so that the larger fish can eat and survive AND the small fish will also survive. Looks like a system design to me, and it’s a much simpler, more elegant solution. And what about Occam’s Razor? All things being equal, the simplest explanation is usually the correct one. Just a thought.
2. Sarah Palin is the Republican nominee for Vice President. Many pundits have asked the question “Will Hillary supporters go for Palin?” Here’s an answer I heard: “Well, Rufus, as you know, Ms. Palin does have an appeal with the evangelical crowd, but Hillary’s supporters, being by and large a more educated group of women, will be looking at the issues.” Excuse me?
Throughout history, many important discoveries in science and geography, many beautiful works of art and music, many great books……were created by people of faith, and were created, not in spite of their faith, but BECAUSE of their faith. We all know this. So, here’s the question to ask yourself: when and why did being a person of faith, more specifically, being a Christian, become synonomous with being less than intelligent?
This just scratches the surface of what’s going on in my head and heart these days.