If you remember your school days, (and it’s getting harder and harder for me, lol!) you might remember making the transition from standard math to algebra or trigonometry. If you are/were like I was, it was like learning a whole new language, which I still haven’t mastered by any means. Nevertheless, this new math was touted by our instructors as being superior to the old math we understood before. I never did catch on, try as I might. Others seemed to and were happy with it. I therefore concluded that it had some practical use, though I couldn’t employ it outside of the classroom in any suitable way.
I sometimes compare this with religion and science. The modern day educational system employs humanist teachings, theories that exclude any possibility that man is a created being or that there is a creator. This is dogmatically asserted to us as students in the secular system with as much fervor as theology is in most churches. Any dissenters are of course treated as anathema and written off intellectually, as would be anyone found teaching or believing heresy in the church.
I have often been accosted with the line that I cannot provide conclusive proof that God exists. For me, it is a no-brainer, given the complexity of the natural world and man. Others, though, seem to have a problem understanding this higher math. They seem to need long and indefinite periods of time and systematic evolutionary stages to reach a certain stage of development like we have as human beings. They cannot seem to comprehend the simple forthright statement: “God created man from the dust of the earth.” For me, any omnipotent being should be able to pull off something like this with ease, given their omnipotence. For a finite construction like man, this would naturally be an impossible feat.
To assume there is no higher math than what we can comprehend is folly. To adjust and modify something so that it makes sense to us is also folly. Reality does not have to conform to our predetermined biases or preferences. True, this can be reversed in favor of the humanist view, however, I have the advantage of having previously held to that math. I was as dogmatic about it as the other guy… till I learned a higher and better math. It was always out there, I merely had to evolve to meet it.
Faith is the understanding that there just might possibly be things out there that I have not yet encountered and/or be beyond my ability to comprehend. Just as it was with the algebra I couldn’t fathom, nevertheless, it existed and was a proven science. Evolutionists claim they have the ‘truth’ and it’s verifiable, but, there are still (like with algebra) many variables and many theories, many which require a faith of their own to accept, being beyond the ability of the common man to prove or disprove. For the person of faith, it is pretty much the standard in dealing with forces that one ostensibly cannot or cannot ever fully understand.
In essence, the created can never understand the creator… nor should it have to. How’s that for a leap of faith? Do I require a complete understanding of He that made me? I’m here and enjoying the life He gave me… need I question any more? Perhaps if I were aspiring to godhood, myself, this might be a valid question. Experience has taught me, though, I would make a poor deity.
Actually, I wouldn’t want the job, I don’t like people that much.