Friday, February 15, 2008

Is Life Just a Game?

It was the bottom of the 9th inning, the score was tied. The batter had 2 strikes on him. The pitcher throws, the batter swings.... "Stike three, you're out! Game over!"

The rules for a spring training baseball game differ from an official game in that a tie doesn't warrant extra innings since the game doesn't really matter anyhow.

At the heart of Christianity, stands the crucifixion of the divine purpose maker. At the heart of secularism, stands the crucifixion of purpose itself.

Faith is the belief that meaning has been imposed upon our lives. Faithlessness is our attempt to make up our own meaning.

War is not a battle of men, but of ideas. The peaceniks attempt to wage peace with the idea that they can rid the world of ideas. After all, a world without ideas is not worth fighting for. The problem is that such a world is also not worth living for.

Does life have a purpose, and therefore a purpose maker, or are we gods, creating our own purpose?

If its the latter, then the game doesn't count.

"If you are really a product of a materialistic universe, how is it that you don't feel at home there?"
--C.S. Lewis - Encounter with Light

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