Atheists must stop imposing their beliefs on society
By Alexander Chagema
Understanding the Bible as one would while reading a newspaper, text book or novel is challenging.
For thousands of years we have had the holy book, and in that time, various preachers and theologians have attached divergent interpretations to the scriptures. Luckily, the variations only add embellishments while retaining the original meaning.
In my formative schooling days I found it hard to reconcile with reality Genesis 1:2 which states, “in the beginning God created the heavens and earth. The earth was formless and void, and darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the spirit of God was moving over the surface of waters.” My reasoning then was that if earth was not there-nothing-where did God get the material to create man?
With better understanding as I grew up, my perception changed. I came to appreciate the precision in life which could never, at any given time, have been the product of an accident of nature; evolution or the ‘big bang’ theories. Man, as an example, cannot possibly have been an accident; not with his sophisticated brain, heart, two eyes, two hands, two legs, pared internal organs and all other accoutrements that function in such harmony and complementary fashion it is beyond human comprehension.
This brings me to last week’s warped argument by atheists that religious education corrupts the mind and should therefore be banned from schools. Atheists don’t believe in God and creation. In fact, they believe in nothing, drawing notoriety from being attention seekers and are now attempting to draw everybody else into their jumbled world. At least, evolutionists believe in something, they don’t entirely deny the existence of a super-natural being.
Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution contends that all life had a common ancestry. In acknowledging a supernatural being despite his ‘evolution’ theory, Darwin opined thus; “To suppose that the eye with all its inimitable contrivances for adjusting the focus to different distances, for admitting different amounts of light, and for the correction of spherical and chromatic aberration, could have been formed by natural selection seems, I freely confess, absurd in the highest degree.”
God must, and will remain a mystery by design; his own. For conceptualisation, the closest we can come to explaining God is to liken him to air. Air is life, we feel it, breath it, trap it into containers, but none of us can touch or see it. Humanity has tried to understand God to no avail, which inspires the atheists. In trying to reach God, man attempted the tower of babel. Cynics and scientists can explain the collapse of the tower as a weak base for such a high rise structure but are at pains to explain the Egyptian pyramids, given their construction, sturdiness and engineering precision at a time when there were no fork lifts or cranes to carry the stones weighing as much as seven tonnes and place them atop each other.
From the outset, scientists disputed existence of God or a supernatural being, but their own escapades into outer space and discoveries made on earth are beginning to convince them that a superior power exists. They first averred the world was flat only to discover later it was round. They have been to the moon; they have sent space probes and the stream of satellite imagery being relayed back is giving them second thoughts about formation of the universe which was initially explained as a product of the ‘big bang’. The big bang theory acknowledges the universe indeed had a beginning; that before it, there was nothing. Explaining the nothingness is the elephant in the room.
Atheists must refrain from foisting themselves upon society. They have largely been left alone in their little forlorn world; without any encumbrances. They must reciprocate this gesture by leaving the believers alone. Their dangerous suppositions should never be allowed to poison the minds of believers. Belief in God is responsible for law and order. A society guided by religious values is an orderly one.
Alexander Chagema, Standard Digital News 40 Comments
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