Rodney Stark opens up about how the universe and the possibility of God looks to him.
You know, I’ve been dealing with religious materials my whole professional life. It started as an accident, of course, I mean, I was a graduate student and I scored really high on a test and was recruited to be a research assistant, and was assigned this big project on religion and [somehow] it just kind of happened. But sure, it seems to me that the idea of an accidental random universe … it seems to me is much less credible than some level of creationism. I don’t know much about God. I am certainly not a … what you would say a conventional believer. But the notion that … I mean, it seems to me the most incredible leap of faith is to say, it just happened, and it has no meaning and it is not created, and it’s just here. And I don’t know, I look around and it doesn’t strike me as plausible.