From the recording 14. The Good Book and the Big Bang
In the beginning was the word.Then the word turned into data.But the data and the scriptures disagreed.So the battle lines were drawnAnd the battle rages onBetween two very different kinds of creed. Science gropes with isotopesAnd spectroscopes, by which it hopesTo explain The Big Bang to the people.But it collapses in apses,Which perhaps is whyYou never see a laboratory with a steeple.
Religion deals with faith and mythAnd both can help us grapple withThe things we fear and why we're here,The age-old questions.But for a DNA pattern or a rocket to SaturnThe Good Book has very few suggestions. The Good Book & the Big Bang.Different games by different rules,Different names and different tools.The Good Book & the Big Bang.Don't belong in the same pot,What one is the other's not,But though they seem like oil and water,They could be Yin and Yang.The Good Book & the Big Bang. Could we combine our categoriesAnd put chapels in our lab'ratories,Or put lab'ratories in our chapels?Could we insert a few equationsOn liturgical occasions?Could we learn by mixingOranges and apples? The Good Book & the Big Bang.Could we put 'em in a roomAnd not have 'em go kaboom?The Good Book & the Big Bang.It seems promising to me,Yet throughout all historyIt's been a case of oil and water,An endless Sturm und Drang,The Good Book & the Big Bang. With Science on it's high horse And religion on it's knees, They can't see eye to eye, They miss the obvious. But to me it's a no-brainer 'Cause I know there's one container That is big enough to hold 'em both - us! The Good Book & the Big Bang.Pour the mystical and skepticalInto the same receptacle.The Good Book & the Big Bang.The one place they can be combinedIs inside the human mind.Because we need both oil and water,We need the Yin and Yang.The Good Book and the Big… The Good Book & the Big Bang.Pour the mystical and skepticalInto the same receptacle.The Good Book & the Big Bang.The one place they can be combinedIs inside the human mind.Because we need both ways of thinking,We need the Yin and Yang.It's Good and it's BigAnd it's Big and it's Good.The Good Book and the Big Bang.
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