Alexander The Great

March 20, 2008

By Unaided Reason Alone

Filed under: Science — alexanderthegreatest @ 11:24 pm
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The First Cause

We all know that things have a beginning, a middle and an end. In other words, cause and effect. If you follow the chain from effect to it’s cause and so on, all the way backward, you’ll reach the first cause. God, who caused all else.

The Overwhelming Consistancy of Nature

If our home, Planet Earth, had been an inch closer to the sun, it would be so hot we would have never survived to burn up. An inch further away, and we’d be a frozen wasteland in the depths of space. The consistant movement of all the planets through space is overwhelmingly an amazing fact.

Like human law, natural law seems naturally to have come from a law giver.

Design

And from this comes intelligent design, a completely different subject. One which asks the question of whether people can choose not to believe in the faith, and whether children can receive a qualit education. We’re not fascists. I’m concerned with a different question of design – so please, however much is possible, hold apart the message from its perverted use.

A blind watch maker, well, you already know the rest.

Morality

God is of course the definition of goodness, and Hell isn’t so much a place where souls burn on brimstone, but the absense of God. Without this ultimate creator of everything there would be no good or evil.

There is great injustice in the world. Genocide is going on, unchallenged by George W Bush who invaded Iraq looking for imaginary weapons to fix humanitarian problems like the ones we’re ignoring in Darfur, Sudan. Hundreds of thousands of people have been murdered since 2003, and millions are homeless. Many will continue to die horrible deaths, largely at the hands of the janjaweed. It is only in death that these wrongs will be righted, as God takes the good into Heaven and leaves the rest. Without God, the world would ultimately be devoid of justice.

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3 Comments »

  1. I believe that the desire for peace and justice is a leftover from the image of God in a human being. Even though it is very distorted and partially destroyed, some good still shines through from time to time. Yet, if a person follows the path of sin (corruption, greed, drug-abuse, lying, stealing, etc.), the desire for justice will whither and die eventually. Which shows again that sin destroys the image of God in us and makes us into a reflection of the devil.

    Comment by notoutofreach — March 20, 2008 @ 11:34 pm | Reply

  2. There are people who say the world was created by the devil while God wasn’t looking. Probably because of the injustice in the world. But God gave us free will, and some people have used that to walk away from God.

    Your reply is striking just the right note with me. Happy Easter – a time to reflect on and celebrate the amazing sacrifice Jesus made for all of us.

    Comment by alexanderthegreatest — March 21, 2008 @ 11:57 am | Reply

  3. So… Are you saying that the only way that there can be justice in this world is through the existence of God? I don’t buy it. People can choose to be just or unjust, according to their own definitions of the word. Also the part about natural law seems ridiculous to me. It seems to me that the different conditions that make it possible for life to exist on earth are purely coincidences, especially if you consider all of the other lifeless planets out there, and also all of the other possibly life-inhabited planets we haven’t discovered yet. It is a huge universe, and there may be lifeforms that can exist in conditions that we can’t even imagine possible.. The idea that the Earth is so special in relation to the entire universe is very egotistic and naive.

    Comment by ashley — March 8, 2009 @ 4:45 pm | Reply


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