First off, this is not meant as a debate over the existence of God, or about justifications people have for their belief or disbelief. Rather, this is more about hearing from Christians about their views on God’s relation to the universe (i.e. the creation).
In an article over at Evolution News & Science Today, Michael Egnor writes:
I found this to be a bit odd. I grew up in the church, so I learned all of the Sunday school Bible stories that are usually taught in such a setting. From my memory, there are many examples of God physically inhabiting the creation, or at least that’s the way it seems to me. For example, we have a disembodied hand writing something on a wall that only Danial can read. Moses is said to have spoken to God face to face. We are told that God resided or appeared in the Holy of Holies within the Tabernacle. We also have Jesus who has some relation with God, but I also recognize that this is a pretty complicated theological issue that has played a part in at least one schism within Christianity.
Suffice it to say, if you read the Bible you get the impression that God has been observed in the creation using physical senses. This is something that comes up often when we talk about the boundaries of what science can or can’t do, so I thought it might be helpful to get some clarification on peoples’ views where this topic is concerned.