The God Factor

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  1. Jan says:

    Science and religion resonates with me due to the silent retreat I just came back from where I discovered Teilhard de Chardin. He was a Jesuit priest, condemned by the Catholic church, but renowned as a paleontologist. He believe that evolution was God’s way of working, but that we are to go beyond survival of the fittest to unity. I am just starting to read about him, so that’s the little snippet I have. He said wonderfully mystical things, like:

    “Love is the most universal, the most tremendo9us and the most mysterious of the cosmic forces. . . .Is it truly possible for humanity to continue to live and grow without asking itself how much truth and energy it is losing by neglecting its incredible power of love:?”

    Teilhard de Chardin in his essay “The Spirit of the Earth”

  2. Jan says:

    Also, what helps me is what a Catholic priest told me when I was going to a seminary in San Antonio about Karl Rahner’s philosophy–“The ABSENCE of God is (actually) the PRESENCE of God.” Reframing my judgment of what I perceive changes my attitude towards faith.

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