Can't You Just Admit It?

             Brilliant minds have been searching for answers to life’s essential questions. Such as paramount to all existence: Does God exist? Scientists and skeptics have ways to answer this indirectly. When asked this all-important question, they often dance around it. Granted, some reply with an emphatic, “NO!” Others use clever language, theories, or arguments to convince themselves and others of the lack of an omnipotent, omnipresent, omniscient being—God.

             In 2004, Kent Hovind was asked, “Where did God come from?” In less than two minutes, he provides a sound response. His answer included: 1) The question assumed God is somehow constrained by time, space or matter; 2) He references Gen. 1:1, “In the beginning (time), God created the heaven (space), and the earth (matter).”; 3) God is outside of those things and is not limited if He was, He would not be God. So much more is said in such a brief amount of time. Take time to listen to Hovind’s complete response.*

             If an atheist were to conclude that God has to be the reason for life, then they would have to change their way of living. That is what skeptics refuse to do. The hope is that there is no hope. Their non-belief is a belief. It is a faith that there is nothing outside of this present physical life. Skeptics that have a way with words are great at drawing many to their side. Personal intellect is self-deluding. This happens to the individual but frequently to the audience, whom they are trying to convince.

             Intellectuals have spent decades or longer to dispel God’s existence. Some have gone about it a different way. Scientists such as Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein, Stephen Hawking, and Michio Kaku have been seeking to explain God away through “The Theory of Everything” or the so-called “God Equation.” Physicists feel the need to know and explain the questions—What? When? Why? and How?

             Any believer should see the irony of the “God Equation.” The name itself is laughable. Not in a funny way. Honestly, it is blasphemous. God can’t be relegated to a formula. Most assuredly, the aim of Kaku and other scientists isn’t to discover God, but the cause of the universe. They don’t accept the simple solution. The answer is God!   

             Earlier, it was posed that if a skeptic came to believe in God, they would have to change the way they lived. Have we taken into consideration what that means? Are we sympathetic and emphatic to those trapped in a life that doesn’t consist of a life that has hope? It should cause us pain to listen to claps and cheers after someone gives a speech that condemns the existence of God. Not only is what the speaker is saying troubling, but those that concur with the false argument presented.

             While preparing this article, it was vital to view several videos to ascertain further knowledge of what scientists/intellectuals “believe” in their “non-belief.” It is not shocking to hear applause among an audience that agrees with a skeptic’s viewpoint. If a person can honestly reflect upon their own beliefs, they can perhaps conclude that there is “safety” in numbers. Yet again, the irony! The faithless don’t have protection but deceive themselves or allow themselves to be deceived. Regrettably, someone finds a sense of comfort when they realize that they are not alone in their thinking. Particularly if there are world-renowned people that support one’s philosophies.

             Philosophers, intellectuals, or anyone for that matter appear to struggle with saying, “I don’t know.” Why is that so hard to say? If we are honest, it often has a lot to do with we don’t want to look incompetent. Maybe we want to receive the approval of others. Heaven forbid we ever admit that we don’t have it all figured out! How ironic that people jump around a problem or question and only need to acknowledge that they don’t know the answer.

             Admitting I don’t know; is better than making something up.