Not often am I driven to comment on other people opinions, especially when it has to do with Religion. Yes, I am happy to discuss my own beliefs and to shoot from the Rooftops – there is a creator and God did come down to earth in the form of a man to lead us into the light.
When the New York Times has such a headline I cannot resist wondering what these people believe and how they can be so sure that they are right and there is no God.
Once I was an agnostic. I was willing to wonder if he existed. Bottom line I was not willing to totally deny his existence.
In my quest to understand, I took the time to read the bible, read various authors discussions looking at the question from both sides of the table and eventually came to realize no matter how deep we go in exploring our Universe and how knowledgeable we become about the subatomic particles and the structure of DNA, we always seem to find that there is still more to learn and that we come to a point where when we turn the next page in our scientific exploration, there are still mysteries out there that with all of our science we cannot explain.
Chaos, so many believe that out of disorder will come order; well, when I look to the microcosm and I look out to the universe what astounds me is the beauty, the majesty and the order of it all. Only an artist could create the Star Nebula, only a composer could compose the symphony of sounds we hear deep in the words at night, only a master craftsman could form such a beautiful universe and build our planet.
What concerns me even more is that without what God taught us through Moses, who first wrote down the ten commandments; and then when Jesus condensed these down to two very simple one – love god and love your neighbor then what?. If we do not believe in God then we are also saying we do not accept that we all must live to a common set of moral standards. Anarchy would rein and the evil would overpower those that have the sense to figure out what God is said to have taught us.
Darwin wrote of evolution. Yet he did not say that all things emerged from the ooze. He simply postulated that species could evolve. With evolution as an understood reality I looked to the first chapter of Genesis and came to accept three things. First the day that is written is not our day. How could it be, the earth did not have day and night until the fourth day? The day that is described in Genesis is not our daysbut God’s day.
In a previous post I spoke to these seven days described in Genesis and found that even evolution is of Gods making. Only someone with his power could set in motion the mechanisms that would allow a bird to evolve and embrace its environment.
Finally, I accept and want everyone to have a voice. What I would also hope is that their voice is what it is. That it is the voice of a minority. Let them speal and be heard, let the majority ultimately decide. let us all remember that we are taught to love our neighbor therefore we must and will love everyone and help them to live with their beliefs in peace as long as they respect the peace.
All I suggest is that the Athiest study history, that they truly understand and listen to the greatest of scientists and are open to change. Stephen Hawkins, probably one of the greatest thinkers of our time recognized that even though he identified that “This Universe” emerged from the “Big Bang” he knew that without a creator, someone to have caused the light. that explosion of matter and energy, could not have been and without someone to establish the constants and help the dust to form planets. Without his intervention there would still be an expanding universe of dust. energy and nothingness.
When the Atheist can finally explain everything then and only then will they are able to say there is not God. Until then as long as we cannot move from that which Newton found, to those principles that Einstein understood, to the new learns that our great scientists reveal then there is only one plausible answer. Our universe, the cosmos and all that we known, don’t know and will never understand are God’s work.