Sunday, September 30, 2012

The secular mind...

... sees nothing beyond this world.
So it wants to make it a utopia.  It's the secularist's only chance of one.

Here's one picture I found when I searched for 'utopia'...
(That looks pretty utopic, I think.)

Here is another picture I found...
(I smiled at that.)

I was listening to Dennis Prager the other day on the radio and he was talking about this (how the secularist needs a utopia here and now, since he knows of no utopia anywhere else).

It got me to thinking about the futility that must be in the mind of the secularist and the atheist.

I think that's sad... though I'm sure the militant atheist would smile at reading that.
(Poor Nancy's heart. She feels for the atheist.)

I can remember going to the zoo when I was experiencing major doubts about whether God existed.  My doubts really affected my enjoyment of the animals.... and of the pretty flowers and plants around.  I remember asking myself if I could really think that little monkey was cute, or those peacocks were beautiful.  And how could I appreciate anything if I just thought it came out of nothingness and will go back to nothingness?

'What's the point of anything?' I thought.

[There's a misery with that thinking.]

Fortunately, I researched what I'd been raised in (the Christian faith) and began affirming it.
I found that there is a TREMENDOUS amount of historical evidence for Jesus, the Bible, etc. (which was VERY important to me), and it's NOT wishful thinking. 

Oh, Christians and their sometimes hypocrisy and lack of love - and their sometimes insistence on far right politics - so turn off folks.   Like me.
But the truth of the Bible... IS TRUTH.

And I am so glad that I came to my senses.... let down my defenses... and accepted God as God, Jesus as the Messiah, and the Bible as the Word of God.

Recently I came across an interesting article (a blog post actually) about atheists and the Bible. I thought it was good...
 Click HERE  if you'd like to read it.

(It included that cartoon on the left.)


To conclude this sermon I will leave you with some quotes I like...

“Belief is a wise wager. Granted that faith cannot be proved, what harm will come to you if you gamble on its truth and it proves false? If you gain, you gain all; if you lose, you lose nothing. Wager, then, without hesitation, that He exists.”
- Blaise Pascal

"To sustain the belief that there is no God, atheism has to demonstrate infinite knowledge, which is tantamount to saying, "I have infinite knowledge that there is no being in existence with infinite knowledge."
- Ravi Zacharias

"I can no more understand the totality of God than the pancake I made for breakfast understands the complexity of me."
— Donald Miller

"My argument against God was that the universe seemed so cruel and unjust. But how had I got this idea of just and unjust? A man does not call a line crooked unless he has some idea of a straight line. What was I comparing this universe with when I called it unjust?"
- C.S. Lewis

"Christianity asserts that every individual human being is going to live forever, and this must be either true or false. Now there are a good many things which would not be worth bothering about if I were going to live only seventy years, but which I had better bother about very seriously if I am going to live forever."   - C. S. Lewis

That's it.

Oh, here's a final C.S. Lewis quote I like...
"Christianity, if false, is of no importance, and if true, of infinite importance. The only thing it cannot be is moderately important." 
- C. S. Lewis

1 comment:

Linda said...

I'm smiling--who's the writer now? I miss my friend.

My hometown...

I am thinking of my hometown now. Mission, Texas. And McAllen, Texas. And Mercedes, Texas, where I was born. And Donna, Texas, so near there...