Crossed The Tiber

An Evangelical Converts to Catholicism

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I was born into the Catholic faith. At 14, I was "born again" and found Jesus personally but lost His Church. After thirty years as an evangelical protestant, I have come full circle to find that He has been there all the time, in the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. I wish others to find the beauty and truth of the Catholic faith as I have found.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

God vs. Science

Catholics (as well as many evangelicals) don't possess a God vs Science mentality. In this Time article, Francis Collins, MD, PhD and Director of the Human Genome Project and evangelical christian debates Richard Dawkins an expert in evolutionary biology and evangelist for atheism.

Francis Collins was an atheist who converted to Christianity through the reading of CS Lewis Mere Christianity. CS Lewis came to faith through the writings of GK Chesterton from the early 20th century.

The Catholic Catechism on Faith and Science:

Faith and Science:

"Though faith is above reason, there can never be any real discrepancy between faith and reason. Since the same God who reveals mysteries and infuses faith has bestowed the light of reason on the human mind, God cannot deny himself, nor can truth ever contradict truth." "Consequently, methodical research in all branches of knowledge, provided it is carried out in a truly scientific manner and does not override moral laws, can never conflict with the faith, because the things of the world and the things of faith derive from the same God. The humble and persevering investigator of the secrets of nature is being led, as it were, by the hand of God in spite of himself, for it is God, the conserver of all things, who made them what they are."

I have to take heart that despite all the anti-Catholicism and antagonism that the media purports, they still choose a sacramental from Catholicism on the cover of their magazine.

I hope that this doesn't inspire atheists to create their own "Rosary Beads" from the Double Helix. I can just see it now: You meditate on the Mysteries of the Origins of the universe as you recite pre-memorized nucleotide gene sequences fingering each successive adenine, guanine, cytosine or thymine bead. Hey it could happen, and if you see it, I claim credit for it here first!


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