Due to the weather, some customers may experience late delivery of The Roanoke Times. We apologize for the delay.
Monday, July 1, 2013
June 24 must have been atheist day from the several entries on the letters and opinion pages. Now a word from, well, OK, another believer.
For almost eight decades (I was at least 3 before I learned about God), believing in our creator has been a logical belief to me.
I once read that a physics student argued he couldn’t imagine an infinite universe.
His professor suggested, “Try to imagine a finite universe.”
I can’t imagine a universe without a creator.
I am a Christian who happens to not be qualified to question if God chose to begin this universe some 13 billion or 14 billion years ago.
I have only an engineer’s knowledge of the sciences he made part of this universe.
Once past the perfect logic of math and physics, I grasp less and less of the logics of the rest of science.
I’m also inclined to believe, since all people are his children, that he has given all, in all parts of the world, knowledge of him at some part of their history. How we, in our imperfections, have interpreted and reinterpreted his messages through the ages is probably part of our various environments as we developed our so-called civilizations.
My own observations of our species are, of course, severely limited, having worked in and visited fewer than two dozen of our many countries and continents and, thus, observed not that many cultures and belief systems.
But I have to say the most common belief I’ve seen in atheists is their belief that they are too “intelligent” to believe in God.
Weather JournalMidday update: More ice likely later