Kuruvilla Pandikattu
The writer is a professor of science and religion
My Stories
God's existence cannot be proved The interplay between science and religion rarely strays from popular discussion.
Darkness is but the other side I am told god lives in me — and yet the reality of darkness and coldness and emptiness is so great that nothing touches my soul,” wrote Mother Teresa in 1957.
Giving up faith is a complex act We have met many people who have given up religion as they grew up. For some it is a painful decision, for others a liberating one. It may be a stifling or a fulfilling decision.
Let’s connect the spiritual dots Beginning in the early 1970s, academic reviews began to acknowledge that religious belief is not antithetical to emotional wellbeing, challenging assumptions that had dominated the social sciences in
Can we possibly justify religion? The terrible violence unleashed by the Islamic State in the name of religion makes us ponder: Can we justify religion at all?
Understanding our religious violence How is religion connected to violence? Is there an islamic radicalisation, hindu terrorism or christian violence? Does religion necessary lead to bloodshed?
Can faith and science co-exist? On May 2, 1956, world acclaimed theoretical physicist Richard Feyman gave a talk at the California Institute of Technology on the relation between science and religion.
Don't put the cart before the horse Is life unique on earth? The conclusion that the universe is teeming with biology is based on an unproved assumption, according to the well-known physicist and cosmologist Paul Davies.
What it takes to be really happy Finding Happiness: Monastic Steps for a Fulfilling Life written by Christopher Jamison is a very useful book in attaining human fulfilment and happiness.
So, what exactly is the role of god? Is God one of us? How can we meaningfully speak of god and transcendence in a world obsessed with money and matter? What is the role of thinking in fostering religious life?