Friday, June 02, 2006

God and Chance. Stephen Barr has a post today on the First Things "blog" regarding the God versus Darwin matter. (I put "blog" in quotes, because the First Things site is pretty clunky. It doesn't have discrete posts to which one can hyperlink. I have been looking around for a wooden door on a local Catholic Church upon which I can nail this complaint.)

Professor Barr's post discusses some problems he has with a Vatican authority's take on evolution and God. The discussion is somewhat beyond me, and maybe one needs to be an insider on this entire subject to keep up these people who write in First Things about first things. I am not such a person. My interest on this subject, I must confess, fades in and out.

But Barr quotes a verse from the Pslams that arrested me:

The lot is cast into the lap, but its every decision is from the Lord. Psalm 16:33.

Here is "chance" intersecting with God. Pretty neat, I think. And this intersection is what Barr is writing about in his post.

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