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Monday, September 1, 2014

Your splendor above the heavens

Posted by Gary on May 29, 2008

Psalm 8:1  “O LORD, our Lord, How majestic is Your name in all the earth, Who have displayed Your splendor above the heavens!”

Hubble wonder Hubble Disk

I came across the web site for the Hubble Space Telescope today and it is worth a visit. Take a few minutes to ponder the wonder of what God has made.

As you look at these pictures and the many others that are available just remember, there is no Creator or intelligence behind these wonders. This was all random chance happening apparently from an explosion that included hydrogen the existence of which we cannot account for, somehow it was just there. Sounds like faith doesn’t it?

To the fray

Posted by Gary on May 17, 2007

Might I suggest that you put down the Wall Street Journal and Sports Illustrated and take some moments to read something really important and interesting? Christianity Today sponsored a debate between Pastor Doug Wilson and atheist Christopher Hitchens. The question debated was, “Is Christianity Good for the World?” Wilson has been hard at work in this realm recently and while I have not yet purchased his new book, “Letter From a Christian Citizen” (a response to Sam Harris’s anti-God tract), I intend to. You can read the debate here.

Atheism and injustice

Posted by Gary on April 20, 2007

Doug Wilson has some challenging, helpful thoughts on the bankruptcy of atheism when it comes to tragedies like the recent shooting at Virginia Tech. Here is an excerpt:

… Given atheism, the Virginia Tech shooter is now in the same condition as Helen Keller, Mother Teresa, John Paul II, Ted Bundy, John Lennon, and Dolly Madison. The nirvana of non-existence is now his, and he successfully escaped to that haven from every claim of justice. That rampage is an atrocity which Harris, Dawkins, and Hitchens all believe will never be put right. Justice will never be applied to it. And this lack of justice is just the way it is. So what is wrong with this lack of justice now? Given atheism, nothing is wrong with it.

In this post Wilson includes a quote from his recent book, “Letter from a Christian Citizen” the quote is addressed to atheists in light of tragedies like Virginia Tech:

“If the two of us were looking at a news report of the latest atrocity, I would want to say that at some point in the future, in some fundamental way, that will be put right. You want to say, as an atheist, that it will not ever be put right. But you refuse, for some reason, to take the next step and say that there is nothing wrong with it now” (LFACC, p. 54).

If you would like to read the entirety of Wilson’s post, you can find it here.