Thanks to the author of the article, Russ Jones, ReligionToday.com mentioned this blog post made last week–“What Should We Make of the ‘God Particle’ Discovery?”
Regarding the amazing find of the Higgs Boson particle, many people see it as a way of disproving God. The idea that any aspect of the physical universe we can’t explain naturally must by necessity be “God” explained has been the false presumption by many theists. Therefore, new discoveries such as this are yet backfiring to such theistic claims–furthering the idea that there must be no God. However, this situation simply expresses the flaw of many theists who argue God’s existence in the gaps of our scientific finds–only showing atheism to be the perspective for those who wait for a better natural answer, while theists are shown to be the anxious ignorants. The problem is that our idea of God is all wrong–completely even! If there is one unique aspect of the Gospel message, it is that God is not the cop-out answer for that which we don’t know, He is the God of revelation. He isn’t the God of the gaps, but the God of completion.
Christians shouldn’t be scared of anything that seems to prove God out of the picture. We shouldn’t have such a narrow mind in our theology or understanding of His creations, that we are frozen when anything arrives to demolish our framework of interpretation. I commend these new discoveries as feats in the human grasp of all that essentially belongs to God. We should be ready to applaud the efforts of those who invested time and effort into making the discoveries such as this that help us see the beauty in God’s creation and how it works. If there is one quality that should stand out most is how finely tuned our universe is that this particle exists for an extremely necessary purpose. Our view of God should grow, in fact, with this amazing news, as should the position that the universe requires design by the Creator.
The Reasons to Believe organization already two days ago had some anticipations for this news.
Check out the Los Angeles Times article on the discovery.