Tuesday, August 23, 2005

One Small Step For Man One Giant Leap For Thomas Aquinas

In the New York Times today you can find the headline Scientists Speak Up on Mix of God and Science. ( you may have to register to follow the link, but it is free and worth the effort for access to the NY Times stories every day in my opinion) I was encouraged to see that men and women of science and faith are finally finding their voice. Perhaps the work of Thomas Aquinas all those years ago, when he was trying to bring together Faith and science will finally come to pass.

When I was taking a class in Medieval History early in my Gradual School Career I wrote a paper on Thomas and posed the question; what might the world look like if he had been able to reconcile Aristotelian Science with Belief in a Loving God? Perhaps the moral quagmire about when life begins and when it ends wouldn't be an issue. A fundamental regard for human life would be the benchmark for every scientific decision no matter how inconsequential it might appear to be. There would no longer be grey areas or slippery slopes to be dealt with.

It could happen. If enough people of faith raise their voices the truth will have to be heard. At least that is what I am praying for.


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