Integration of Science and Religion by Dr. Wernher von Braun

“After years of probing the spectacular mysteries of the universe, I have been led to a firm belief in the existence of God. The grandeur of the cosmos serves only to confirm my belief in the certainty of a creator. I just cannot envision this whole Universe coming into being without something like divine will. The natural laws of the Universe are so precise that we have no difficulty building a spaceship to fly to the moon and can time the flight with the precision of a fraction of a second. These laws must have been set by somebody that ‘science’ and ‘religion’, properly understood, are not antagonistic pursuits… [On the contrary] they are ‘sister disciplines’. Through the scientific method, one learns more about the ‘creation’, whereas by virtue of the study of religion, one gains a greater insight into the ‘creator’. By employing the tools of science, man attempts to harness the forces of nature which surround him; through religion, on the other hand, he endeavors to control the ‘forces of nature’, which are at work within him… [As far as faith is concerned] there would not be a single great accomplishment in the history of mankind without faith… Any person who strives to accomplish something needs a degree of faith in him and when he takes on a challenge that requires more and more moral strength that he can muster, he needs faith in God.”

Dr. Wernher von Braun, German-American rocket scientist. According to one NASA source, he is “without doubt, the greatest rocket scientist in history.”

Chester Delagneau


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