The following comes from an August 10 story from the Catholic News Agency.
A new film by philosopher, priest, and producer Father Robert Spitzer aims to integrate faith and reason by making the claim that God’s existence can be proved through scientific evidence.
“We thought the whole story wasn’t being told in the media about the evidence for God from physics,” the Jesuit priest told CNA.
“We’re utterly convinced that the evidence from physics shows the existence of God and certainly does not take away from it.”
The 49-minute documentary, titled Cosmic Origins, features eight physicists who discuss the big bang theory, theories of modern physics, and eventually discuss the need for a creator.
Along with Father Spitzer, a former Gonzaga University president and founder of the Magis Center for Faith and Reason [located in Irvine, California], the film features Michael Heller of the Vatican Observatory, Nobel Laureate Arno Penzias, and a slew of professors from Harvard and Cambridge.
In choosing the physicists for the film, Father Spitzer made sure that every scientist was “absolutely top in their field, world class, they had to be a Nobel prize winner, a Templeton prize winner, or come from Harvard or Cambridge or from the top ranks of NASA.”
The scientists “come pretty much out of the closet,” and affirm that it is impossible for the universe to be random and without purpose, he said.
In the film, after discussing the Big Bang theory and affirming it scientifically, the physicists say there still must be a beginning or cause of the universe, even with theories of modern physics.
“When the universe was nothing, it could not have moved itself from nothing, something else had to do it, and that something else was a transcendent creator,” Father Spitzer said.
He claims that this creator would have to exist outside space and time because before the Big Bang, nothing existed, including space and time….
Cosmic Origins is currently available on the Magis Center website and the Ignatius Press website, and will be available on Amazon in mid-August.
A parish screening program is also available for purchase on the “Cosmic Origins” website, www.cosmicoriginsfilm.com.