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.
Mathew 1 (New Living Translation)
 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.
 Joseph, her fiancé, was a good man and did not want to disgrace her publicly, so he decided to break the engagementhquietly.
 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.
 And she will have a son, and you are to name him Jesus,i for he will save his people from their sins.”
 All of this occurred to fulfill the Lord’s message through his prophet:
 “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.”
 When Joseph woke up, he did as the angel of the Lord commanded and took Mary as his wife.
 But he did not have sexual relations with her until her son was born. And Joseph named him Jesus.
Today is Sunday…