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July 4, 2012

Implications for Christian Faith in the Discovery of the Higgs Boson

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Read the article in the Guardian. It doesn’t address this from a Christian perspective, but it concludes saying we still don’t know how this mysterious particle that makes the physical universe possible is contentiously created. I have a thought on the subject….

[1] Posted by Romkey on 7-4-2012 at 10:51 AM · [top]

Well, I think it is a marvelous analogy to the working of the Holy Spirit.  You can’t see Him, but you can tell from the evidence that He is intimately involved in our lives from the beginning of creation.  Doesn’t increase my faith, just gives me a modern anchor for teaching the doctrine of the Holy Spirit.

[2] Posted by Frances S Scott on 7-4-2012 at 11:28 AM · [top]

Implications for the Christian faith by the discovery of the Higgs Boson? Agreed NONE!.  Yawn.

[3] Posted by SC blu cat lady on 7-4-2012 at 11:47 AM · [top]

None at all, outside of an increasing sense of wonder as the intricate and beautiful way things have been put together by God.  Just like the Earth - neither too hot, nor too cold, not too near the sun, nor too far away -  at just the right point on its axis, and with just the right amount of water and atmosphere.  In short just right for us to be and live here.

God particle is a misnomer - it is just like finding that there is oxygen in air - a constituent but over rated because it has been so elusive that you can only find it by digging tunnels under the Alps and firing particles at approaching the speed of light.

I suppose it might cause some questioning if you were say a seven terrestrial day creationist or believe that things work by magic, but I have no problem in seeing science as the way to discover more about God’s creation.

[4] Posted by Pageantmaster ن on 7-4-2012 at 10:28 PM · [top]

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