Why is there something rather than nothing? - Leibnitz
Nothing worth doing is completed in our lifetime, Therefore, we are saved by hope. Nothing true or beautiful or good makes complete sense in any immediate context of history; Therefore, we are saved by faith. Nothing we do, however virtuous, can be accomplished alone. Therefore, we are saved by love. No virtuous act is quite as virtuous from the standpoint of our friend or foe as from our own; Therefore, we are saved by the final form of love which is forgiveness. - Reinhold Niebuhr
I'm a technical executive and a father, with a strong scientific background both personally and in my family, but also a lifetime Christian. I lean libertarian politically, but generally vote for "balance" or more accurately, anything that pits government powers against other government powers so as to maximize Free Markets, Free Ideas and Peace.