A new episode of CBS’ “Young Sheldon” offers a scientific explanation for why belief in a creator is logical.
The spinoff of the hit series “The Big Bang Theory” aired last Thursday in an episode titled, “A Crisis of Faith and Octopus Aliens.”
WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD
The show began with a family visit to their home church. During the service, nine-year-old Sheldon interrupts the pastor to ask if Jesus came to save the octopus aliens in other planets as well? They agreed that Jesus came to save everyone in the universe but if aliens do not have sin then they do not need atonement.
As the episode progresses, we see Sheldon’s overly protective and loving mother, Mary (Zoe Perry), who’s an evangelical Christian, battle with news she received that the teenage daughter of her friend was killed in a car accident.
Her pastor advised her to serve others as a way to get out of her grief. Mary also created a faith garden to pray outdoors to help her healing process, but when she finally made her supplication to God about the death of her friend she comes to a head with her sadness and spirals downward.
The woman of faith finds herself doubting why it would be in God’s plan for a young girl to die. She begins drinking, and stops praying at supper or even going to church.
Eventually, young Sheldon noticed something was wrong with his mother and although he doesn’t believe in God he had always respected her values.
“Mom I’m scared, you didn’t go to church you stop saying grace and I don’t understand what’s going on,” Sheldon told his mother in season two episode three.
His mom revealed that what she is going through is hard to explain, but when Sheldon indicated that he thought he is to blame, she admitted that she’s having a crisis of faith.
“Faith means believing in something you can’t know for sure is real, and right now I am struggling with that,” Mary told her boy.
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Source: Christian Post