- Article (blog post)
- 1800 words
- Level: all audiences
A post by Fr. James Kurzinski on the Catholic Astronomer website.
The critiques of faith and astronomy can be summarized with the notion that both may be great at exploring things like wonder and awe, but what do they really contribute to society on a practical level? When these arguments are made, it is a painful reminder that we have become quite utilitarian in our worldview, valuing things more if they have a functional or usable purpose, while devaluing things that are more meaning driven, exploring realities that are not easily measured in earthly terms.