Wednesday, April 7, 2010

The opposite of faith is not doubt...

"When I was a little kid, nine years old, I remember a rainy Sunday afternoon and you couldn't go out to play and you were stuck in the house. And my mom came out with a deck of cards and dealt them out and we played rummy together. Now, my mom can beat me in cards because I'm nine years old. That wasn't the point of the game. The point of the game was this was her way of telling me she loved me, in a way that she couldn't just say, you know, "Son, I love you," because I'm nine years old. I'm going to squirm and go, "Aw, Mom," and run away. In a way, being able to do science and come to an intimate knowledge of creation is God's way of playing with us. And it's that kind of play that is one way that God tells us how he loves us."

- Brother Guy Consolmagno, Jesuit astronomer in a great conversation with Krista Tippett and Father George Coyne (Asteroids, Stars, and the Love of God)
...perhaps my favorite Speaking of Faith show thus far...

The title of this post comes from Brother Consolmagno paraphrasing Anne Lamott, "The oppposite of faith is not doubt. The opposite of faith is certainty."

And it all seems to go nicely with this photo from the Hubblesite....each speck is a different galaxy.

1 comment:

Rebecca Martin said...

Oh, I like that. Thank you.