The Vicious Cycle

Lionel Tiger, in his book “God’s Brain”, implies that religion is just a chemical reaction, no more no less. To explain a universe where the precise tuning of all the physical constants and physical laws make intelligent life possible, I think the more rational thought process is to believe in a creator.

I tend to agree with Stephen Hawking who said “It would be very difficult to explain why the universe should have begun in just this way, except as the act of a God who intended to create beings like us”.

Believing in a creator is not blind faith – look around you, interact with others, read poetry, listen to music, go to an art gallery – the universe has a purpose and we will meet the creator one day.

Even Richard Dawkins says “There could be something incredibly grand and incomprehensible and beyond our current understanding”. Yes – he has just described God.

I believe religion should stay out of the scientific debate. However, I also feel science should generally steer clear of the philosophical or ethical debate. Science cannot tell us what the purpose of the universe is, or whether it has a purpose. We are like insects in a sphere. We have no idea what is going on outside the sphere.


I cannot relate to suicide bombing and never will. Only thing I do understand is that their impression of their god is very small to go to that extreme to get their god’s favor. That saddens me greatly. I am glad that my God is so awesome and grand. His Grace is all I need.

Merry Christmas

Mathew 1 (New Living Translation)

[18] This is how Jesus the Messiah was born. His mother, Mary, was engaged to be married to Joseph. But before the marriage took place, while she was still a virgin, she became pregnant through the power of the Holy Spirit.

[19] Joseph, her fiancé, was a good man and did not want to disgrace her publicly, so he decided to break the engagementhquietly.

[20] As he considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream. “Joseph, son of David,” the angel said, “do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife. For the child within her was conceived by the Holy Spirit.

[21] And she will have a son, and you are to name him Jesus,i for he will save his people from their sins.”

[22] All of this occurred to fulfill the Lord’s message through his prophet:

[23] “Look! The virgin will conceive a child! She will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel, which means ‘God is with us.”

[24] When Joseph woke up, he did as the angel of the Lord commanded and took Mary as his wife.

[25] But he did not have sexual relations with her until her son was born. And Joseph named him Jesus.