Challenging truth? Bring it on!

There is a fascinating article in the Washington Post this morning on a new discovery that has the potential to shake up the world of physics.  It seems that an experiment at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, has everybody wondering if perhaps they’ve found evidence that a particle can travel faster than light.  This is important because if true, it means Einstein’s theory of General Relativity needs re-examination.

But this is a blog about faith.  Why am I highlighting this article?  For a quote that comes about a third of the way down:

”We’d be thrilled if it’s right because we love something that shakes the foundation of what we believe,” said famed Columbia University physicist Brian Greene.  “That’s what we live for.”

Wow!  What would happen to our search for God’s truth if we were so eager to understand God, that even if a foundational question were to present itself, instead of curling armadillo-like into our shells, we’d embrace the question and go back to our sources?  What would our churches look like if the one who asked such a question were to be welcomed rather than marginalized?

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