Mr. Felten wrote “The Bible is so much greater than a science textbook, it’s the living Word of our Creator and Sustainer.”
What I’m concerned about is “greater than a science textbook” which I translate to mean “greater than scientific progress”. Scientific progress = human progress, and I think that’s a good thing, the most important thing I can imagine because the future of our species and every other species depends on it.
Our planet is being trashed. I have lost count of the number of endangered species. Natural environments are being destroyed. Oceans, lakes, and rivers polluted, tropical forests burned down, etc.
What can save us from more disasters is science. Not God, science. God, if you want to believe in that creature who never shows itself, even if it was real, is never going to help us save our planet from complete destruction. Only our hard work and scientific progress can accomplish that.
I’m worried there are too many people who use the Bible to pretend the entire universe was magically created just for us. For us to do what we want with it. Even completely ruin it for future generations.
The biologists are working hard to save endangered species. It’s their knowledge that can get the job done. What are Christians doing when they’re not denying the foundation of biology? From here it looks like they are just praising a god-man who died 20 centuries ago. Instead of planning for the future of this planet, they want to live in the ancient past.