Anonymous SAID: what do you think of atheists
— 3:22 pm 5 notes
Hmm, here’s what I think.
I respect their beliefs, but here’s a quote from a book I recently read, Have a Little Faith by Mitch Albom, that will phrases what I want to say perfectly.
Now. My turn. Look, if you say that science will eventually prove there is no God, on that I must differ. No matter how small they take it back, to a tadpole, to an atom, there is always something they can’t explain, something that created it all at the end of the search.”
“And no matter how far they go the other way- to extend life, play around with genes, clone this, clone that, live to one hundred and fifty- at some point, life is over. And then what happens? When life comes to and end?”
He leaned back. He smiled.
“When you come to the end, that’s where God begins.”
I feel like they are missing out on so much, it’s this unexplainable power that’s out there that they are missing out on. God is awesome, and His grace is so great, the fact that they refuse to acknowledge some higher power in our wonderful creation and maintain that it was a mere coincidence, the big bang, well… I don’t know how one does that.
Another quote from the book:
Many great minds have set out to disprove God’s existence. Sometimes, they retreat to the opposite view. C.S.Lewis, who wrote so eloquently of faith, initially wrestled with the very concept of God and called himself “the most dejected and reluctant convert in all of England.” Louis Pasteur, the great scientist, tried to disprove a divine existence through facts and research, in the end, the grand design of man convinced him otherwise.
So I don’t know how they do it, convincing themselves no higher power exists, but I know God is there, and that He loved us so much He gave Him son. I can’t deny that and I don’t deny sometimes struggling with my faith but at the end of the day, I give in and admit that God is there, and He’s amazing.
So.. I pray for atheists to one day come to know of God, but in the mean time, I respect them and their beliefs.
Sorry this turned out to be a really lengthy reply that I’m sure you won’t even read.