What about poverty? Dang, the problem with people around the globe starving has been here since day one. Just look at the news today and it seems more and more prevalent. Food insecurity has become a real issue here in the United States, the land of opportunity, the home of the free and so on. The average American throws away more food each year than most individuals in poor countries survive on during that same year! So, the government offers programs, food stamps and education to combat the problem. But the problem is still here. I wonder why we also have the highest obesity rate in the world?
Let’s talk about relationships. We also have the highest divorce rate in the world! Why, is it because we just can’t get along with each other? Maybe it has something to do with pet ownership. The USA leads the world in its fascination with pets. You got it; we’re number one!
So, what seems to be the answer? After all, this has been going on since the founding fathers set foot on this soil. There has been conflict, oppression, slavery, hatred, suffering, inequities and all of the evils we are still faced with today. What if I told you that it could be repaired, and repaired permanently? You would probably think I’m crazy or some kind of wacko. But really, the answer is right in front of us.
The answer I’m referring to is God. OK, I know, you don’t believe in God, right? Unfortunately for some, even the best minds in the world have come to the common agreement that all of this, life and the universe, could not have happened on its own, or by accident. Take my watch for example, complex, finished, working etc. If I told you that it had been formed exactly like it is, ticking away and without a scratch, by a “big bang” of some sort you would probably have me committed for psychiatric evaluation. But the wrist that my watch is on, that is thousands of times more complex, you would have me believe that it was formed and developed over time, sort of came crawling out of the ooze. It makes no sense.
The problem that has faced us for centuries is simple: we do not want to be subject to any kind of a God or deity. We don’t want to be told what to do! Like in the story of Adam and Eve, they chose to put the will of God under their own human free will. They wanted to make their own choices! Unfortunately, you see how that turned out …
NOTE TO SELF: You can’t explain life without God.
Question: Has humankind ever created anything out of nothing?