Wednesday, September 9, 2009

The World Screams FAITH!!!

Nature abhors certainty.

For theists such as myself, if the cosmos were created in such a way as to place the earth at its center, perhaps in a universe where the earth was the only planet in existence, it would be more difficult to be an atheist.

Atheism is no walk in the park either though. The fact that the earth exists at the precise distance from the sun to allow for life as we know it to exist, screams intelligent design. The odds of the earth's precarious position coming about by random processes and chance are astronomical.

As a result, neither theists or atheists can hold on to their worldviews with certainty. BOTH viewpoints require faith.

And as I've stated in a previous blog, faith is volitional. Faith says more about our hearts and what we want the world to be, then it does about how the world might actually be.

This is why two people can look at the same world and interpret it in totally different ways, and both have equally logical and strong arguments to support their positions. Debate victories usually go to the best debater, not necessarily to the person who is right.

It is as if the world was designed to force us to have faith. And if faith is volitional, tied to our wills, then it is as if something, or better yet someone, is testing our hearts, asking us to choose....


Makarios said...

I agree absolutely. I often refer to, I think it was Plato’s line - God gave us just enough evidence so that those who are looking for Him will be able to find Him, and just enough evidence so that those who don’t want to find God won’t be able to find Him accidentally.

Greg Jones said...

G.K. Chesterton, in his book "Orthodoxy", said it this way:

THE real trouble with this world of ours is not that it is an unreasonable world, nor even that
it is a reasonable one. The commonest kind of trouble is that it is nearly reasonable, but not quite.
Life is not an illogicality; yet it is a trap for logicians. It looks just a little more mathematical and
regular than it is; its exactitude is obvious, but its inexactitude is hidden; its wildness lies in wait.