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May 9, 2007

Proof That God Exists

Humanism or atheism is a wonderful philosophy of life as long as you are big, strong, and between the ages of eighteen and thirty-five. But watch out if you are in a lifeboat and there are others who are younger, bigger, or smarter. – William Murray

I have a new favorite site (at least for today) ProofThatGodExists.org. Specifically, the favorite quotes.

An utterly fascinating illustration of this duping of ourselves is the latest arts building opened at Ohio State University, the Wexner Center for the Performing Arts, another one of our chimerical exploits in the name of intellectual advance. Newsweek branded this building “America’s first deconstructionist building.” It’s white scaffolding, red brick turrets, and Colorado grass pods evoke a double take. But puzzlement only intensifies when you enter the building, for inside you encounter stairways that go nowhere, pillars that hang from the ceiling without purpose, and angled surfaces configured to create a sense of vertigo. The architect, we are duly informed, designed this building to reflect life itself-senseless and incoherent-and the “capriciousness of the rules that organize the built world.” When the rationale was explained to me, I had just one question: Did he do the same with the foundation?

The laughter in response to my question unmasked the double standard our deconstructionists espouse. And that is precisely the double standard of atheism! It is possible to dress up and romanticize our bizarre experiments in social restructuring while disavowing truth or absolutes. But one dares not play such deadly games with the foundations of good thinking. – Ravi Zacharias

The site contains lots of quotes that are well worth reading. many I’ve heard, many I had not heard but al of them speak to certain truth about what people believe. After you’re done reading the quotes, take a moment to check out the rest of the site. There’s lots of info that is useful if you struggle with the idea of God really existing. Also, you may know people who struggle with this issue and you can come to a better understanding of where they struggle. As Christians, we can’t manipulate anybody into believing, but we are called to speak boldly in love and truth. So make sure you understand the Gospel truth yourself so that you can better share with those around you.

“The atheist can’t find God for the same reason that a thief can’t find a policeman.”

Contrary to how it may appear, ProofThatGodExists.org is in no way trying to prove that God exists, It is only trying to demonstrate that there IS proof that God exists. The proof for God’s existence offered there is not meant to satisfy the demands of those who would put God on trial, but is meant to expose the suppression of truth.

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 a violent reaction against it?… Of course I could have given up my idea of justice by saying 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 the world was really unjust, not simply that it did not happen to please my 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. 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 have known it was dark. Dark would be without meaning. – C.S. Lewis

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2 comments

  • At 1:26 pm on May 10, 2007, diver864 commented:

    Many thanks for pointing this site out. The set of quotes you excerpted is great.

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  • At 11:13 pm on May 10, 2007, Melissa commented:

    What a fascinating and thought-provoking collection of quotations. I’ll definitely check out this site. Michele sent me.

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