- While survey after survey show that something close to 90% of Americans believe in God, only 7% of National Academy of Sciences members do (there has not been a poll since 1998...and I would guess this number would be lower today):
BELIEF IN PERSONAL GOD 1914 1933 1998 Personal belief 27.7 15 7.0 Personal disbelief 52.7 68 72.2 Doubt or agnosticism 20.9 17 20.8
- If God is so great, surely, by now, he would have provided compelling proof that there is a Heaven or that he is real.
The Bible and The Koran were two golden opportunities God had to convincingly reveal His existence. He either blew it, or, more probably, the whole concept is a grand fiction. In both He could have inserted a few simple statements that undeniably showed He was real.
Remember, he is omni everything, so, surely, he is also omni time. The Bible, for example, indicates that He can foretell the future. Could these omissions then have just been flawed judgement, or the the ignorance of mere humans crafting these documents? Nah, He is supposedly omniscient and surely must have overriding powers.
mashing of 40 authors over a millennium and a half of crystallization. Totally missing was the inclusion of awesome facts, such as E = MC².
Why didn't the Holy Spirit insure for the inclusion of truths only He knew? The Council of Nicaea convened by Constantine the Great (left) in 325AD and the translation into English by the King James (VI. right) version in the early 1600's did not adjust the essence of my contestation.
- Isaiah 40:22 can be interpreted to mean the circle is a sphere, but that would be stretching logic.
- In Matthew 12:40 the allusion is made that if a fish is in three dimensions, then the heart of the earth must mean the shape of the planet was more than mere flatness.
- Ephesians 4:9 does say Jesus first descended into the lower parts of the earth, so three dimensions must mean a round Earth.
- Luke 17:34-36 talks about day and night, so the earth must be revolving.
So as a mortal still searching for an ultimate reality, my sermon on this beautiful Sunday is: