Astronauts Of Faith
NOTE: Apologist, Dr. Kirk Durston asked me to write a guest blog responding to the Canadian Governor General’s recent mocking of people of faith who believe in divine creation.
Julie Payette, former astronaut and Canadian Governor General recently created a firestorm when she expressed her incredulity that “we are still debating and still questioning whether life was a divine intervention or whether it was coming out of a natural process let alone, oh my goodness, lo and behold random process.” Coming from a well-educated, former astronaut, her opinion added force to the perception that in 2017, science (often confused with scientism) has settled all debate among surrounding the origin of life.
Her comments, with accompanying eye-roll, were not only an insult to millions of
intelligent people of faith, but to many of her former colleagues in the astronaut corps (including her own shuttle pilot for STS-96, Rick Husband) -people who are as well educated and intelligent as she is. A significant number of astronauts, past and present, are people of faith who believe there was “divine intervention” involved in creation.
To read comments from other astronauts who believe in a divine Creator, please read the rest of the blog here: