Transcendence: God and Religion (the beyond), DNA and RNA (the here)
In the first section, the author deduces that if biologic evolution is not taken seriously regarding human genetic (mis)-fortunes, the challenges religious humans have in their relevant experiences in their life’s lived, will not have the presupposed or even supposed ‘best’ evolutionary results for religious humans, as well as humans in general.
In the second section of this script the author contemplates that religious consciousness of any Homo sapient and with it its transcendent entity, has to adhere to his intuitive inner-voice in acknowledging that there are definitely place for a deistic God.
However, he stresses the point that theologians, especially Christian theologians should, precisely for this reason, think seriously about evolution per se and evolution de facto that the ideas of a divine metaphysical entity must be entertained within an empirical fact of the natural sciences.
van Rooyen was born in Vereeniging Gauteng, South Africa in 1965.
In 1995 began his studies with a bachelor’s degree in Theology that culminated into a PhD in 2014: specializing in the Science Religion debate.
He became an associate researcher, with the dep.
Dogmatics and Christian Ethics, Faculty of Theology and Religion, UP:SA.