Billy Graham on Technology and Faith for TED

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In this 1998 TED Talk, Billy Graham considers both the gifts of technology and the problems that it cannot solve — separation from our Creator, human suffering, and death. Of suffering, he says, “King David lived to be 70, a long time in his era. Yet he too had to face death, and he wrote these words: “even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me. This was David’s answer to three dilemmas of evil, suffering, and death. It can be yours, as well, as you seek the living God and allow him to fill your life and give you hope for the future.”

Mr. Graham also shares these quotes from NASA aerospace engineer Wernher von Braun: “‘Science and religion are not antagonists. On the contrary, they’re sisters…’ I knew Dr. von Braun very well. And he said, ‘Speaking for myself, I can only say that the grandeur of the cosmos serves only to confirm a belief in the certainty of a creator.'”

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