Archive for Thursday, July 19, 2012

Small God?

July 19, 2012


To the editor:

Carl Burkhead’s God must be rather small, after all. (Public Forum, July 12) It seems that his God is threatened by human discoveries, especially scientific ones such as the Higgs boson, which is also euphemistically labeled the “God particle.” I personally suppose that God is delighted by humanity’s insatiable hunger for knowledge, scientific or otherwise.

This God is so great as to not be threatened or limited by the expansion of such knowledge but instead is wildly applauding our continuing efforts to come to grips with the amazing universe of which we are a minuscule part. Perhaps Burkhead said it all when he stated, “I am not a physicist…” I question that Burkhead is much of a theologian.


blindrabbit 1 year, 9 months ago

Had Burkhead as a professor at KU many years ago, fine in classes, but could never figure out how somebody with a (somewhat) science background as he has could be so blinded by his religiosity.


Peter_Dragon 1 year, 9 months ago

Piet must suffer from 'small god complex'.


woodscolt 1 year, 9 months ago

Piet, usually when the letters Carl Burkhead show up in that order it isn't worth reading the next word. In the good old days when people had a CB radio you had a squelch knob that you would turn until the noise and undesirable static was tuned out. Thats what you do with Burkhead, turn the squelch knob up enough to drown the unwanted noise out and resume your normal life.


TopJayhawk 1 year, 9 months ago

I believe in God. I believe in science. Don't see how they conflict.
Someone had to put the stuff in place before all creation, however it happend.
And I'm pretty darn sure God is not the least bit threatened by any of it.


Agnostick 1 year, 9 months ago

If God is truly "God"... then size becomes irrelevant.


Peter Macfarlane 1 year, 9 months ago

Carl Burkhead is a retired professor of environmental engineering at KU and not a theologian.


Windemere 1 year, 9 months ago

Everyone is entitled to his opinion, but can't figure out why ljw publishes LTE from Burkhead so often. Overkill. Readers understand his worldview. Give others a chance. (or are there simply very few letters sent?)


Paul R Getto 1 year, 9 months ago

The god of Abraham is omnipotent. Shouldn't be a problem no matter what science discovers.


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