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Thursday, July 17, 2003

have a nice day...

the supernatural optimism of theism vs The natural pessimism of naturalism

According to the theistic worldview:

God... you are born... you exist... you die and are transformed

On a theistic, or supernaturalistic world view, you are an eternally intended and welcomed addition to a spiritually rich and ultimately fulfilling reality, meant to flourish forever. You are an almost unimaginably small part of the universe, which is itself unimaginably small compared to its Creator, and yet you are meant to be here. God created the universe so that you can exist, among other equally important reasons.
(Tom Morris)

The gospel according to naturalism:

Chance... you are exist... you die and disappear

On the naturalistic world view, you are an almost unimaginably small and unimportant part of a huge, and mostly alien, physical universe. You're just a temporary blip on the screen of a totally impersonal reality, ruled by mindless forces. But, hey, have a nice day anyway.
(Tom Morris)

Steve Turner

If chance be the Father of all flesh,
disaster is his rainbow in the sky,
and when you hear

State of Emergency!
Sniper Kills Ten!
Troops on Rampage!
Whites go Looting!
Bomb Blasts School!

It is but the sound of man worshiping his maker.

( But, hey have a nice day anyway...)

11:31:00 pm