Why certainty about God is overrated – USATODAY.com

Why certainty about God is overrated – USATODAY.com.

Here is another great text about faith and (it’s opposite, i.e.) certainty. This time John Polkinhorne is in the centre of the conversation. Here is an (intriguinging) quote:

‘Polkinghorne doesn’t know for sure that there is a God. And yet, when he was at the top of his game in physics at Cambridge in 1979, he left the laboratory studying one unseen reality for the seminary to study another unseen reality. He became a priest in the Anglican Church. In addition to believing that quarks exist, he believes in a God who is driven by love to continuously create a world that is beautiful. For him, the theories that have God in them work. But he doesn’t really know for sure. And he’s OK with that.’

Author: DanutM

Anglican theologian. Former Director for Faith and Development Middle East and Eastern Europe Region of World Vision International

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