Thursday, October 23, 2008

There's Probably No God...

So stop worrying! Enjoy your life!
So will say the sides of London buses, if an advertising campaign supported by atheistic giant Richard Dawkins succeeds. Associated Press reports:

The very wording of this advertisement for atheism is ridiculous: "There's probably no god, so stop worrying! Enjoy your life!"
Atheism is no less religious than Christianity, and the advertisement itself is proof of that. "There is probably no God"?! Seriously. If there is a probability that there is no God, then there is a probability that there is a God.
Furthermore, Joseph Addison writes, "To be an atheist requires an infinitely greater measure of faith than to receive all the great truths which atheism would deny." This, my friends, is the truth. If we have faith in Christ the size of a mustard seed, we can move mountains. If we have faith in nothing the size of the world itself, we can do absolutely nothing with it. Why? To have faith in nothing is absurdity. Plato writes, "Atheism is a disease of the soul, before it becomes an error of the understanding."
C.S. Lewis: "Atheists express their rage against God although in their view He does not exist."
Raging against something you don't even believe ridiculous is that?
Gandhi: "It amazes me to find an intelligent person who fights against something which he does not at all believe exists."
Yep. That makes a heck of a lot of sense.
Chesterton: "If there were no God, there would be no atheists."
You guys...the greatest minds in history agree---atheism is ridiculous.
Ah Lewis, how I miss thee. From my Inkling days:
"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? If the whole show was bad and senseless from A to Z, so to speak, why did I, who was supposed to be part of the show, find myself in such violent reaction against it? A man feels wet when he falls into water, because man is not a water animal: a fish would not feel wet. Of course, I could have given up my idea of justice by saying that it was nothing but a private idea of my own. But if I did that, then my argument against God collapsed too--for the argument depended on saying that the world was really unjust, not simply that it did not happen to please my private fancies. Thus in the very act of trying to prove that God did not exist--in other words, that the whole of reality was senseless--I found I was forced to assume that one part of reality--namely my idea of justice--was full of sense. Consequently atheism turns out to be too simple. If the whole universe has no meaning, we should never have found out that it has no meaning: just as, if there were no light in the universe and therefore no creatures with eyes, we should never know it was dark. Dark would be without meaning."

Have faith, friends. For, "If God were small enough to be understood, He would not be big enough to be worshiped" (Evelyn Underhill).
Sure. Have a great life. There's probably no god anyways...
But what if you're wrong?


Elizabeth said...

Ooh boy so scared me when I just read the title of this post. Faith, hmmm...i like the point you make about it taking more faith to believe that there is no God than to believe that there is a God.
And another thing I've heard...if we're wrong and there is no God...what have we lost by living as Christians? Not much, really...we've done good to others, tried to live well, maybe even improved the planet a little...
But, if we're right and there is a much more have you lost by living like there is no God?

Anonymous said...

i love your blog!

interesting post. you scared me, too, with your title.

TheCree said...

Eh it's almost Halloween. I have an excuse to scare people :P

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