In today’s blog entry, I want to discuss the second trap unbelievers and atheists fall into: the Worship of the God Matter.
“If it were irrational, as they claim, to believe in a spiritual God who gives us (those of us who want to see) so much clear and permanent evidence of His existence, power, and wisdom, would it be more reasonable, then, to believe in inert matter and attribute the power and the wisdom needed to explain the universe, nature, and life to it?
If matter itself held the necessary wisdom to create life, why doesn’t it have the wisdom to generate life in laboratories with the help of these atheists’ intelligence and technology?
Is it sensible to make a golden calf out of matter and worship it and be proud to profess dogmatic materialism – bigoted, inflexible, blind to the evidence, religious? Is it sensible to condemn the religions for their mistakes and for the harm they have caused in the hands of men, and then found a materialistic religion to be handed over to the same hands?
Don’t these wise men realize that the effects of humanity without God, without faith, without the religious appeal to virtue, love, charity, and justice would be catastrophic?
If human beings do so many absurd, evil things in the name of religion, what would they do in the name of a materialistic, cold, indifferent, amoral faith that would liberate the beast that resides in each one of us?
Is it sensible, is it prudent to fight the theistic religions and proselytize a materialistic religion? Is it wise to deny the wisdom contained in the teachings of Moses, Krishna, Christ, and Mohammed in favor of the god matter?
No, obviously it is not!
On the other hand, I firmly believe that it is not only sensible, but it is the duty of the cultural and scientific leaders to fight superstitions that have been scientifically proven to be absurd. Likewise, they must fight those false religious people who hide under the names of enlightened spirits, subverting their teachings in order to control and exploit gullible men and women, and commit crimes against humanity. As to the rest, religious must be supported and stimulated.”
Now, where do you stand? What’s your belief? Are you a materialist?
Over the coming days, I will be addressing the two other traps unbelievers fall into: the Love of Science and Atheistic Pride.