Have you ever thought – “Wow, this entire today’s generation can be judged by God on judgement day by a stupid computer game”?

For if man can create entire worlds, creatures and sentient beings in cyberspace, there is no question that a higher order God could have created US.

Further, if we can code whatever the heck we want into our virtual world, then so can He. He could even code bones into stones for dinosaurs that never existed at all. The Coder could have left all sorts of unexplained writings and objects behind to test our faith in Him.

A few years ago I had a discussion of sorts with a fundamentalist who believed that God created everything in six 24-hour days about 6000 years ago. He said, “Don’t you think God is capable of saying what He meant?” I didn’t bother to reply since I believe that the lack is not in God’s ability to explain but the lack of man’s ability to understand.

Beyond The Cosmos…

What would the equations of Newtonian physics let alone quantum mechanics have meant to a bunch of guys out in the desert 4000 years ago? Or even to the Apostles 2000 years ago? God meets us where we are and reveals to us what we can comprehend.

He didn’t write Einstein’s equations down in His book – first because His book is about Him and our relationship to Him, but second because He could have done that had he wanted to. On the other hand let’s just posit that He waited until we were ready for it, and simply gave us Einstein.

A few weeks after mulling these thoughts over I read the article where Elon Musk was offering a reward to anyone who could hack the Matrix in which we lived. As someone who routinely prays to the Great Coder and his Son, I thought about requesting Musk’s reward. Unfortunately, my faith is just too weak for me to hack the Matrix (i.e. God’s creation) at will.

I can only point to the many inexplicable blessings in my life that seem to come from Faith in the Great Coder. And so, I’m left with commenting in my blog to you the reader. Who knows, maybe I was even prompted by the Great Coder in the Sky to type these words? He might have even coded them into the Matrix Himself while I was asleep in bed this past night – What do you think?

Three and a half minutes alone of witnessing the production of a uniquely-designed 6-foot strand of DNA is evidence enough to point my human mind towards far more avenues of belief than any other thoughts that my feeble brain could comprehend. And that’s the truth…

When you begin with the presumption that there CANNOT be any explanation other than naturalism, then you by default reject any evidence that challenges this. Atheists like Dawkins, et al start out presuming that there is, and that by default there can be no God. So if they find evidence of it, they instantly find a way to explain it away, no matter how byzantine and extraordinary it must be.

The simplest and best explanation is that if you find evidence of design, then there’s probably design there unless you find good reason to think otherwise. That’s how everyone handles everything EXCEPT origins. Then suddenly rule 1 comes into play: there cannot be a designer.

On the other hand:

The world is charged with the grandeur of God.
It will flame out, like shining from shook foil;
It gathers to a greatness, like the ooze of oil
Crushed. Why do men then now not reck his rod?
Generations have trod, have trod, have trod;
And all is seared with trade; bleared, smeared with toil;
And wears man’s smudge and shares man’s smell: the soil
Is bare now, nor can foot feel, being shod.

And for all this, nature is never spent;
There lives the dearest freshness deep down things;
And though the last lights off the black West went
Oh, morning, at the brown brink eastward, springs —
Because the Holy Ghost over the bent
World broods with warm breast and with ah! bright wings.

“There lives the dearest freshness deep down things.”  The Grandeur of God ~ Gerard Manley Hopkins


Aldous Huxley, author of Brave New World:

I had motives for not wanting the world to have a meaning; consequently I assumed that it had none and was able without any difficulty to find satisfying reasons for this assumption … Those who detect no meaning in the world generally do so because, for one reason or another, it suits their books that the world should be meaningless …

For myself as, no doubt, for most of my contemporaries, the philosophy of meaninglessness was essentially an instrument of liberation. The liberation we desired was – liberation from – a certain system of morality. We objected to the morality because it interfered with our sexual freedom.  ~ Ends and Means, 270-273

The fool hath said in his heart, ‘There is no God’. ~ Psalm 14


See also 10 great poems by Gerard Manley Hopkins and why you should read them

H/T Gerard Vanderleun and American Digest


Face of Jesus by Richard Hook

Soli Deo Gloria!