It seems to me that secular society has no reason to deny God as it does. After all, a tradition given to us by the philosophers of old, namely David Hume, suggests that things are the same yesterday, today and tomorrow. We judge the world today according to laws and phenomena that have always been, and it seems to me that the current human paradigms speak for themselves. For instance, mankind is unwilling to worship anything other than himself. The irreligious accuse the religious of inventing a god and the religious use belief in some god in order that they might feel better about being who they are. It seems to me that if people are self-worshippers and things are the way that they have always been, that human kind, being a species that worships itself and has always worshipped itself, would never have invented a god because his intuitions and his reason would have never allowed such an event to happen.

Then, of course, you mention Darwin, whose theory gave the excuse to blame a certain level of enlightenment on natural changes in the biology of the human being, or whatever that human being might have developed out of. It seems to me that even scientists and philosophers still use the theories and models developed by others who came so early in humanity’s timeline. Surely, if religion truly was a phase in mankind’s evolutionary process, then so were the heliocentric model of the solar system, Newton’s laws of thermo dynamics and the idea of Darwinian evolution itself. Not to mention, simply by claiming that things are the way that they always have been, the Darwinist contradicts his own worldview. It seems to me that if material laws are consistent (after its inception of course), then a universe containing no life would not miraculously begin to develop life because it had never operated in such a way before. It also seems to me that if a universe were to begin, as many have discovered it did, then there was a point at which no natural or material laws existed within this universe, and then, suddenly, they did. According to the philosophy that is held in such high regard today, it is irrational to believe that we exist or that the universe began. Still, we must claim that things are currently the way that they have always been.

It seems to me, in light of all this, that since the idea of a god could not have come from a self-worshipping human race, that there must be an actual deity who reveals himself to mankind. There cannot be another explanation unless both science and philosophy are completely abandoned or restructured. It seems to me that human belief in God is, and must be, genuine.

 

 “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness covered the surface of the watery depths, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the surface of the waters. Then God said, Let there be light, and there was light. God saw that the light was good, and God separated the light from the darkness. God called the light day, and He called the darkness night. Evening came and then morning: the first day. Then God said, Let there be an expanse between the waters, separating water from water. So God made the expanse and separated the water under the expanse from the water above the expanse. And it was so. God called the expanse sky. Evening came and then morning: the second day. Then God said, Let the water under the sky be gathered into one place, and let the dry land appear. And it was so. God called the dry land earth, and He called the gathering of the water seas. And God saw that it was good. Then God said, Let the earth produce vegetation: seed- bearing plants and fruit trees on the earth bearing fruit with seed in it according to their kinds. And it was so. The earth produced vegetation: seed- bearing plants according to their kinds and trees bearing fruit with seed in it according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good. Evening came and then morning: the third day. Then God said, Let there be lights in the expanse of the sky to separate the day from the night. They will serve as signs for festivals and for days and years. They will be lights in the expanse of the sky to provide light on the earth. And it was so. God made the two great lights — the greater light to have dominion over the day and the lesser light to have dominion over the night — as well as the stars. God placed them in the expanse of the sky to provide light on the earth, to dominate the day and the night, and to separate light from darkness. And God saw that it was good. Evening came and then morning: the fourth day. Then God said, Let the water swarm with living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the expanse of the sky. So God created the large sea- creatures and every living creature that moves and swarms in the water, according to their kinds. He also created every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. So God blessed them, Be fruitful, multiply, and fill the waters of the seas, and let the birds multiply on the earth. Evening came and then morning: the fifth day. Then God said, Let the earth produce living creatures according to their kinds: livestock, creatures that crawl, and the wildlife of the earth according to their kinds. And it was so. So God made the wildlife of the earth according to their kinds, the livestock according to their kinds, and creatures that crawl on the ground according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good. Then God said, Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness. They will rule the fish of the sea, the birds of the sky, the livestock, all the earth, and the creatures that crawl on the earth. So God created man in His own image; He created him in the image of God; He created them male and female.  God blessed them, and God said to them, Be fruitful, multiply, fill the earth, and subdue it. Rule the fish of the sea, the birds of the sky, and every creature that crawls on the earth. God also said, Look, I have given you every seed- bearing plant on the surface of the entire earth and every tree whose fruit contains seed. This food will be for you, for all the wildlife of the earth, for every bird of the sky, and for every creature that crawls on the earth — everything having the breath of life in it. I have given every green plant for food. And it was so. God saw all that He had made, and it was very good. Evening came and then morning: the sixth day.”[1]


[1] Genesis 1:1-31 (HCSB)

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