Here’s what I believe: that God put in each one of us a tendency to look for God. We want to understand things. It’s pretty obvious that human nature is to worship; if not God, then sports figures, political icons, the moon and stars, perhaps Oprah, whatever. God designed us with a space that must be filled, and only He really fits. But the world keeps looking for something to fill the space, sometimes anything but God is what we want. Humans are built by God to worship, but also naturally rebellious.
Okay, let’s shake things up a bit. I’m going to link a blog post from a professed atheist about whether or not “religious impulses” are encoded in our DNA, and if that gives some a Darwinian advantage.
I came across this by chance (or design?), but I wasn’t sitting around trying to read some really good atheism, if that’s what you’re thinking. Read the article, let’s discuss. Note: if you would be offended by a sacreligious portrayal of the Last Supper (there’s a nude woman in the place of Jesus), then don’t go. If you think your faith might be damaged by reading one atheist argument, then 1) don’t read it, and 2) your faith needs help. If the only reason you clicked on the link was because I mentioned the nude woman, you have a whole different kind of problem. I was just thinking it would be a fun discussion to have, or you could even reply to the Spanish Inquisitor. I did, but of course he may or may not publish my response. What do you think?