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1.0 out of 5 stars Thoroughly depressing, 24 Mar. 2014
This review is from: Indescribable: Encountering the Glory of God in the Beauty of the Universe (Paperback)
The cosmos is immense amazing, and probably forever beyond our understanding.

What is all this stuff about God? Why re some people uncomfortable if they do not have an all-encompassing "explanation" for absolutely everything.

I find it even slightly amusing that the glorious modern view of the Universe, which has been revealed by Scientific advances, should be taken as in some way showing the greatness of God. Has the author forgotten that his religion teaches a fanciful story of creation and once burned people at the stake for believing that there is more to the Universe than the Aristotelian view, with the Earth at its centre.
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Initial post: 17 Apr 2014 16:08:42 BDT
Coram Deo says:
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and there's some pretty awesome pictures accompanying it. Though I disagree with the authors on their view of Creation, it is still an awe-inspiring read and it certainly stirred up a heart of praise.

I don't understand why atheists would read this book and then leave a negative review. If you're not humble enough to look at the facts with an open mind, you shouldn't be reading a book written for Christians. One reviewer said Creation was a "fanciful story", but the only mainstream alternative is not-scientific: that everything was created by nothing - that really is science fiction.

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Apr 2014 16:49:38 BDT
Last edited by the author on 16 May 2014 11:10:57 BDT
Tom Rose says:
"You shouldn't be reading a book meant for Christians"

The mind boggles. No-one tells me what books I should and should not read. Nor did I see an "Atheists keep out" sticker on the cover.

And then "If you're not humble enough to look at the facts with an open mind" !! But since when does an open mind imply agreeing with the author of what you are reading?

"One reviewer said Creation was a "fanciful story", but the only mainstream alternative is not-scientific: that everything was created by nothing - that really is science fiction."

The "Big-Bang" theory is indeed weird, as are relativity and quantum mechanics, and is a very long way from explaining everything about the Universe. But it has (and they have) a big advantage over the Biblical story of creation, in according with observation AND by making detailed and precise predictions of unexpected phenomena that were found to be correct. That is why we are sure that these theories capture some truth about reality, even if it is not the whole truth. Scientists do not believe that these theories are ultimate truth and expect them to be replaced with better ones as time goes by. But they are definitely not science fiction.

In reply to an earlier post on 16 Aug 2014 13:49:13 BDT
happyweecat says:
I don't think anyone should be telling anyone else what books to read or not to read. BUT this is a book written by Christians and clearly written from their view of the world and creation. If you're not happy about references being made to God and His creating the universe - which begin in the title!! - then why waste your time even picking this up?? *confused*

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Sep 2014 10:18:31 BDT
Tom Rose says:
Because I am curious, and want to see what other people believe and why. I do not spend my time reading only books that confirm and agree with what I already know or believe. But if, on reading something, I find it to be seriously logically flawed, or lacking any credible evidence, then I will say so. The trouble with religious apologists is that they already know the truth, so when they look at the world they look for confirmation of their dogma. A scientist (a good one - not a dogmatist that thinks they know it all) approaches nature with humility, and tries to figure out its secrets from the evidence before his eyes.
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