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    This is a playlist of short thoughts about science and theology by Alister McGrath from an unknown interview. I enjoyed this. He has a gift for saying a lot with few words.

    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...dq6ymRptOuAsza

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    Originally posted by Baruch View Post
    This is a playlist of short thoughts about science and theology by Alister McGrath from an unknown interview. I enjoyed this. He has a gift for saying a lot with few words.

    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...dq6ymRptOuAsza

    Thanks Barry.

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      Science YHWH and Allah

      Whitehead God and Science
      A.N. Whitehead observed, it was “the medieval insistence on the rationality of God ”–and therefore of the world as well– that created modern science.

      Islam advanced in the sciences by borrowing the best ideas from conquered peoples. Even so, Islam experienced what Stanley Jaki called a scientific “stillbirth.” Islam’s conception of God as capricious and a lack of development of natural law stopped any forward scientific momentum. The eventual decline of the sciences in Islamic territories was a direct result of Islam’s view of Allah.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by glen smith View Post
        Science YHWH and Allah

        Whitehead God and Science
        A.N. Whitehead observed, it was “the medieval insistence on the rationality of God ”–and therefore of the world as well– that created modern science.

        Islam advanced in the sciences by borrowing the best ideas from conquered peoples. Even so, Islam experienced what Stanley Jaki called a scientific “stillbirth.” Islam’s conception of God as capricious and a lack of development of natural law stopped any forward scientific momentum. The eventual decline of the sciences in Islamic territories was a direct result of Islam’s view of Allah.
        How true, Glen. God is a Law Creator, a Law Giver and also always follows His own laws. He is never a law breaker, never. The Lord Jesus is not predictable by mere men, but He is totally dependable. We can depend on Him following His own laws.

        The Lord proved that He never breaks His own laws by being born of a woman and becoming a man to pay for our sins. His law of justice had to be followed, even though He was the Only One who could pay for our sin, so for us to be forgiven He had to die. If he was going to set aside any law it would have been that one that caused Him to shed His blood on the cross for us. He would have just set aside the law of justice and forgave us without our sin being paid for.

        But could we depend on The Lord then ? Would God be like Allah ? Of course not.

        The Allah of Islam on the other hand is the "Chief Deceiver" and does whatever he likes at the time. He is totally undependable and no one can say what he will do next. The Muslims are acting like foolish men because they depend on Allah to reward them for killing non Muslims, but he himself has said, he is the Chief Deceiver in the Koran. Of course it is the ones who follow Islam that are being deceived by this Chief Deceiver. Only fools follow a Deceiver. Would you invest all your money with a person who professes to be the Chief Liar ?

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