A quixotic effort to deny God


Don QuijoteDon Quixote got his head full of medieval adventures. So enamored was he of the books he read, that eventually he crossed the line from reality to fantasy and decided to embark on a quest to live the knight’s life.

He got a pathetic horse and a pudgey “page” and went forth searching for wrongs to right. At one point he battles with his sword a windmill, hallucinating that it’s an evil giant. Naturally, he lost badly.

I can’t help but think that the quest to prove there’s no God is equally quixotic. To assume that everything come from nothing without anything working upon is the quintessence of absurdity. Science can only track what is measurable, but what is unmeasurable lies outside of science’s ken. To deny the existence of something outside your experience is the height of arrogance.

To think the universe exists without a Creator is like saying a building built itself without an architect or construction worker.

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10 responses to “A quixotic effort to deny God

  1. Some people have a hard time with things that go bump in the night.. but will gladly assign that something mystical… still no God. Others cannot see, or refuse to see, that something else can be ‘out’ there because, they cannot find a proper metaphor to relate God too… and this is an intellectual exercise..they are not willing to think about it. So for the later group.. here is the proper metaphor: As I studied a book on Hierarchal reasoning… which was very boring, it had one profound statement as a cartoon picture that created the perfect metaphor for the existence of the spiritual… Picture an underwater cartoon of fish… and in this school of Fish..there is a Fish Scientist with a magnifying glass and a note book studying the world around him… The Caption reading, “The one thing or maybe two, that this Fish Scientist can never find/discover…is Water and the Ocean”
    This is US… we cannot by observation discover the Spiritual World that exist all around us, and give us life… Indeed if it wasn’t for God, speaking to the likes of Abraham, and Moses and others… we could know nothing of His existence or His world view.
    Thanks God He wanted a relationship… and not just wanted to be an observer looking at the fish, (us) in the fish tank 🙂

  2. Reblogged this on all. and commented:
    “To assume that everything comes from nothing without anything working upon it, is the quintessence of absurdity…To deny the existence of something outside your experience is the height of arrogance.”

    In all, these words are priceless.

  3. I’m from a family that’s heavy on scientists, and I couldn’t agree more! Honest science actually demonstrates the absolute necessity of a Creator!

  4. Well reasoned. Human arrogance knows no bounds. Thanks.

  5. Love this quote: ” Science can only track what is measurable, but what is unmeasurable lies outside of science’s ken. To deny the existence of something outside your experience is the height of arrogance.” You have said succinctly in a few words what is wise beyond many.

  6. This is excellent wisdom and I believe one of your best posts among many great ones! Blessings,

  7. Amen. You describe it very well. To pretend you can prove something is what it is not is really beyond arrogance. To me it’s garden variety ignorance/stupidity. The bane of mankind is their own ego.

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