“Jesus Is A Timeless, Eternal Person” – Stephen C. Meyer: Renowned Philosopher of science and the director of the Center for Science and Culture at the Discovery Institute, Stephen Meyer has aired his view on what he thinks about Jesus Christ.
In an appearance on the “Joe Rogan Experience” podcast earlier this month, Stephen Meyer, Ph.D., , gave a wide-ranging interview in which he spoke about intelligent design and how biblical teachings laid the foundation for modern science.
Meyer admitted to Rogan that his conversion to Christianity “took place over a long, drawn-out period of time while he was still a young guy. He claimed that he initially began considering the Bible’s teachings after engaging in some “philosophical debate.”
“It was not really based on science initially,” said Meyer. “I started having weird existential questions when I was 14 years old after I’d broken my leg in a skiing accident, and questions like, Well, what’s it going to matter in 100 years? …
“This question of meaning kind of haunted me. What could I possibly do that would have any lasting or enduring meaning?”
Meyer, who is the author of Return of the God Hypothesis, said as he read through some of the great philosophical authors like Hume and Kant, many of them began to answer those questions, leading him to a point where he considered himself a “convinced theist.”
He also said that even after receiving his degree, he still adhered to an evolutionary worldview—until, while working as a geophysicist, he attended a seminar on the origins of the cosmos, life, and human awareness.
Meyer started to rethink his beliefs about life after noticing that the discussion was mostly dominated by theists and philosophical materialists.
“I was kind of stunned to learn, or to perceive at least, that the theists seemed to have the intellectual initiative in each of these big discussions, that materialism was a philosophy that was a spent force,” he said. “It was not explaining where life first came from or where the universe came from, let alone consciousness.”
That launched an intellectual journey that, according to Meyer, culminated in his conversion.
“I found answers to basic worldview questions that I thought, as a 14-year-old, ‘there must be something; nobody else is having these questions,” he said.