January 4, 2012

The Folly of God-Denial

Giotto, The Kiss of Judas - Cappella degli Scrovegni, Padua

An anonymous follower of this blog emailed me this post (thanks!) by Matt Barber on Townhall.com, the title of which is eloquent enough: “The Folly of God-Denial.” I suppose it is neither philosophically expedient nor politically correct—even if we grant for the sake of argument that it was meant to be a political and/or philosophical discourse—but I am bound to say that I agree with the substance of its line of reasoning, even though I prefer to speak of the “folly of God” which, in St Paul’s words, “is wiser than the wisdom of men.” Good choice of quotations from the New and Old Testament, but also from Albert Einstein and C.S. Lewis.

1 comment:

  1. Interesting his quote from Einstein, but not surprising that the great Albert himself bowed to such fundamental logic. The same before which bowed so many through the ages (like Sir Thomas More, etc.). And the same that even today modern Science admits, in the further that one advances, the closer one inevitably approaches God. How else can one explain life and the extraordinary mechanism of the Universe? Like Thomas More, we also dismiss 'blind chance', because the fabulous miracle is already gloriously apparent.
    Although we cannot be other than an infinite part of it all, the practice of humility, in acknowledging that we are relatively insignificant in comparison to all this- still to be discovered- grandiose marvel or secret, is proper, and normal.