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God's Death: An Exaggeration January 1, 2015 8:00 AM | Tagged as Darwin, God, Supreme Creator

WSJ December 26, 2014, Page A11: “Science Increasingly Makes the Case for God” by Eric Metaxas

In 1897, after reading an obit about himself, Mark Twain responded to the New York Journal newspaper, “The report of my death was an exaggeration.”1 Metaxas’ article conjures up the possibility of those who have rejected Deity in this life will someday hear these same words from their Maker at Judgment.

Metaxas begins his informative piece by recounting the famous Time Magazine article from 1966 asking: Is God Dead?  For many, this interrogatory quickly became a declaratory statement and the dogma of many in the scientific community: God IS dead! Soon it was the dogma of much of popular culture, too, continuing now for several decades. Conveniently, this No God Theory made irreligious behavior justifiable. Without God, there is no morality. Society began slouching toward the amoral and the immoral. The deleterious consequences are only being partially felt so far.

Now, happily, science is revealing the overwhelming statistical evidence of the universe and Planet Earth being intelligently designed by a supreme creator. Read Metaxas to understand the reasoning for this 180-degree change over the past half-century. It is profound. Hopefully, popular culture will begin realizing that science itself now advances a strong argument for a creator’s existence.

In Appendix E of his book, Leadership for the Recovering Quantoid, The Biz Bucks Guy makes the argument that there must be a supreme creator. It is not a statistical argument, but is based on the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics. (Darwin, held up as the High Priest of Atheism by many, made the same argument.2)

However, Appendix E also argues that a supreme creator does not necessarily love us, a prime attribute for what most people see in God. For you quantoids, the equation would be: God = Supreme Creator + Love. Belief in a loving God will always be a matter of faith, not science. Nonetheless, it’s wonderful to know science is increasingly becoming an ally regarding the need for a supreme creator (or as Hoyle calls it in the referenced article, a super-intellect).

God’s death -- announced in 1966 -- was, indeed, an exaggeration.

1http://oupacademic.tumblr.com/post/48310773463/misquotation-reports-of-my-death-have-been

2 Arthur M. Abel, Talks with Great Composers (New York: Citadel Press, 1994), page 32.

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