Posts Tagged ‘clockmaker’

The Clockwork of the Universe

August 24, 2009
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Illustration by RinSakura-chan

Perhaps your self-image is in the dumps and you feel empty inside. Or life is good but your faith is beckoning you to go deeper. Perhaps you have suffered a staggering loss or are clawing your way through a crisis. Maybe you view faith as a fairy tale and a crutch. Whether you feel stressed or blessed, whether you seek inspiration or entertainment, examining your core beliefs about God and the universe just might transform your life.

Do you view the universe as a friendly, orderly realm and God as a benevolent, merciful presence? Do you see the world as a harsh, unforgiving place and God as a thunderbolt-hurling, punishing force?

Do you question the very existence of God? Do you believe the workings of the universe are random and capricious and that life intrinsically lacks meaning and purpose?

Do you demand irrefutable evidence of God’s presence that your senses and science can observe and measure?

One can search the brain with a microscope and not find the mind, and can search the stars with a telescope and not find God.
J. Gustav White

While some may argue that belief in God requires a leap of faith, great philosophers throughout history have reasoned that the existence of divine intelligence is logical and inescapable.

Aristotle argued that (more…)