Is this reality simply the result of a cosmic accident, and we the byproducts of random mutation? Is life to be summed up as nothing more than chance and opportunity, or is there more? Opinions vary, but fact remains clear…
Design speaks of creation, and creation must be attributed to an intelligence. Over the last few weeks, this has been the basis of our exploration. We have, before ever even touching on the particulars of cosmology, biology, and other fields, established that the very makeup of our reality, one bearing rational laws and structural integrity, speaks of a creator. This week we find that the elements of design go deeper. The universe, it seems, was made for us in particular.
Last time we looked at the intelligibility of our universe, how the fact that the laws of nature make sense actually is a testament to its creation at the hands of an intelligent creator. There are some however who argue against the apparent evidence of design.
Look around you. Are you surrounded by chaos? Despite whatever your first thought may be concerning the state of your room, the fact is that there is an intrinsic order to reality. This underlying organization to the fabric of our existence goes a long way in the debate between belief and blindness.
Last week I asked the potentially volatile question, Should the Bible be proven? This week we continue with that question.
Is there any reality to the epic tales of J. R. R. Tolkien? The Wizard of Oz? Star Wars? Of course not, for such are works of unadulterated fiction. Even so, it should go without saying that by and large this world equates the accounts of the Bible in the same way: blatant fiction. Is it though?
Our culture, indeed the world at large, is seemingly anchored to the notion of “seeing is believing.” Where then does belief apply in that mindset? Is there a place in our world today for what most see as “blind faith?” The answers may surprise you…