Saturday, January 25, 2014

CHARLESTON, SC: Oxford Scientist says Battle is over Worldviews not Science Versus Faith

By David W. Virtue
January 25, 2014

Two world views dominate the Science/Faith debate today. It is naturalism versus supernaturalism; it is not about science coming into conflict with Christianity, the distinguished Oxford Professor of Mathematics, Dr. John Lennox told a packed audience of some 660 mostly Anglican Christians at a symposium on Science, Faith and apologetics sponsored by Mere Anglicanism 2014.

Lennox, described as the new C.S. Lewis, told an enthralled audience that atheists like Richard Dawkins are "local, trivial and earthbound" and fail to see the Logos behind the universe.

"Atheism makes us earthbound petty and trivial, but God is the creator incarnate. Is there a universe worthy of him? Physics leaves no room for God says Dawkins, but the battle is not between science and faith in God. It is about naturalism vs supernaturalism," said the author of a number of books on the interface between science, philosophy and theology.

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