I stumbled upon a video of Richard Dawkins telling a man that he had “no right” to ask why we are here. Challenged with the claim that science cannot answer that question, his only recourse was to play Big Brother and trash the question*
Many people deny the existence of God-perhaps we’ve all been there at some time. But to attempt to deny others the freedom to seek for that God is something altogether more serious:
“And whosoever shall offend one of these little ones that believe in me, it is better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he were cast into the sea” (Mark 9:42 KJV)
Rabid God haters, militant atheists with an axe to grind, are working hard to convince as many people as possible that it’s foolish to even consider the existence of God.
Surely, to “know” that there is no God a man has to know everything about the universe. And the man who knows all things is making himself equal with the God he has said cannot exist. He not only ignores anything he can’t see but also the clear testimony of what he can see, so that in his mind nothing plus time (and where did time come from?) produced DNA.
The atheist proselytizer is acting like a god: a man who knows all things; a man who can save the world from all its problems if only we will first forget about “religion”; a man who wants to dictate to others what to think and what to believe; a man who wants to steal and shrink the minds of children like some mean spirited pied-piper.
Considering the fact that eternity is so mind-bogglingly long, and a human life so painfully short, it seems to me that taking some time to wonder why and how we are here is one of the wisest things we can do: what do we have to lose? I know I’ve lost nothing, but only gained by considering the question. Asking the God-hater why we are here is pretty silly, but letting some know-it-all keep us from that consideration is the real foolishness:
“The fool has said in his heart, there is no God” (Psalm 14:1)