The Christian Mind: Parable

The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they reveal knowledge
(Psalm 19)

Two individuals walked along a solitary road at night. One looked up and said, “What immense beauty; what magnificent splendor. Certainly there is a God.”

The other turned and said, “What you see as beauty and splendor is neither. It is merely matter and energy and space. Look more closely: There is no God.”

The two continued walking. Moments later, the first said, “Behold how fearfully and wonderfully made we are. We can walk along this road, converse, reflect upon the world, know truth, know right from wrong, and even ponder God Himself. Certainly there is a God, and we are made in His image.”

To which the other said, “What you call fearfully and wonderfully made is neither. It is merely a result of accidental forces of nature. And what you call conversing and reflection is merely a chemical phenomenon. And what you call right and wrong is merely a survival mechanism. And what you call God is merely wish fulfillment. Look more closely: There is no God.”

“It is worse than that,” the other replied. “There is no us.”


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One thought on “The Christian Mind: Parable

  1. Amen! We can rationalize and reason away our own existence long before we can reason away God. It’s somewhat funny to me, but having watched these great philosophical debates for a number of years, that’s the place we always arrive at. And of course once you’ve logically concluded you don’t exist, your musings become irrelevant.

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