Sam Harris next proposes a metaphorical scenario wherein a scientist develops the ability to control people’s thoughts. He thinks it demonstrates that “the undeniable fact that the conscious mind is not the source of its own thoughts and intentions.” Indeed, yet the deck is stacked as the metaphor is, of course, meant to prove a point. In the metaphor we know that the scientist is running the show and that the person being acted upon is not. But in real life we do not that we are not running the show and that something else is.
There is a growing resistance to God in the world today. Many people do not believe in God because they know God has rules. Teenagers do not like rules. God does not want us to have sex before marriage. God does not want us to be homosexuals. God does not want us to steal. God does not want us to cheat on our spouses. God does not want us to have any other gods before Him. The people in this world do not like rules. They want to live the way they want to live. They want to eat, drink, and be merry. Rules are for squares. Christianity is full of rules. Christianity is for squares. Our youth lack faith. We might as well face it. Our youth lack faith. You got to have faith.
Existence of God – Why is this so amazing? One has to ask….how did this information program wind up in each human cell? These are not just chemicals. These are chemicals that instruct, that code in a very detailed way exactly how the person’s body should develop.
The Bible tells us that, “There was the true Light [Jesus] which, coming into the world, enlightens every man” (John 1:9 NASB). It does not say “some men” or “most men” were enlightened, but “every man”. No one can legitimately say they do not know God exists.
There’s little benefit to be gained in fighting against this inconvenient wisdom. It will beat us every time. Where we’re impatient, frustration will overwhelm us. Where we’re fatiguing ourselves, we will succumb eventually to burnout. Where we take things for granted, we’ll be shocked when things turn for the unpleasant surprise.
She is a born-again Christian, which seems consistent with absolutism. I am an atheist. That doesn’t seem especially relativistic. I am as absolute in my conviction as she is in hers. Both of us base our beliefs on the absence of evidence. I see no Evidence for God. She has faith, which is believing with out evidence. Absence of evidence makes me doubt, it makes her believe.
Being that we cannot work life out – and even the Bible agrees (open up Ecclesiastes, the Psalms and Job just to begin with) – wouldn’t it make sense to explore an explanation that covers for the mysteries of life?
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