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“I BELIEVE!”

Over seven billion of us now live on planet Earth.  There has never been a time when so many of us shared the same home. Although, we all live at the same location in space, we are far from living the same kind of lives.  We differ in appearance, clothing, food, benefits, clean water, and a myriad number of other areas.  But there is also a common thread in every people group.  In the ancient as well as modern civilizations, archaeologists and social scientists find evidence of some kind of worship in every civilization.  Altars, amulets, “gods”, and areas for worship are common.  What is uncommon is the evidence of those that have no faith of any kind.

In our era, we call those people “atheists”.  Here are a few thoughts well-known atheists….

I have never seen the slightest scientific proof of the religious theories of heaven & hell, or future life for individuals. or of a personal God.”   Thomas Edison.

“All thinking men are atheists.”Ernest Hemingway.

“People who can make you believe absurdities; can make you commit atrocities.” ― Voltaire.

“Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet. Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.”Napoleon Bonaparte.

“The Bible has noble poetry in it… and some good morals and a wealth of obscenity, and upwards of a thousand lies.”Mark Twain.

Ignorance is the soil in which belief in miracles grows.”Robert G. Ingersoll.

It is tragic that many men who are brilliant are blind to the reality of God.  Those very gifted men who hold tenaciously to the validity of order and the absolutes of creation can be totally void of belief in a Creator Who established and continues to provide the laws that govern the universe.  It is foreign to me that anyone can look around them and say with any degree of confident assurance that there is no God!  Here is a God-believer imagining what the mind of an atheist likely holds as truth…..

There is no God. All of the wonders around us are accidental. No almighty hand made a thousand billion stars. They made themselves. No power keeps them on their steady course. The earth spins itself to keep the oceans from falling off toward the sun. Infants teach themselves to cry when they are hungry or hurt. A small flower invented itself so that we could extract digitalis for sick hearts. The earth gave itself day and night, tilted itself so that we get seasons. Without the magnetic poles man would be unable to navigate the trackless oceans of water and air, but they just grew there. How about the sugar thermostat in the pancreas? It maintains a level of sugar in the blood sufficient for energy. Without it, all of us would fall into a coma and die. Why does snow sit on mountain-tops waiting for the warm spring sun to melt it at just the right time for the young crops in farms below to drink? A very lovely accident. The human heart will beat for 70 or 80 years without faltering. How does it get sufficient rest between beats? A kidney will filter poison from the blood and leave good things alone. How does it know one from the other? Who gave the human tongue flexibility to form words, and a brain to understand them, but denied it to all animals? Who showed a womb how to take the love of two persons and keep splitting a tiny ovum until, in time, a baby would have the proper number of fingers, eyes and ears and hair in the right places, and come into the world when it is strong enough to sustain life? There is no God?  (COPIED).