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Tuesday, July 01, 2003

Edifier du Jour-Jeremiah 2:11-13(NASB)
11 "Has a nation changed gods When they were not gods? But My people have changed their glory For that which does not profit. 12 "Be appalled, O heavens, at this, And shudder, be very desolate," declares the LORD. 13 "For My people have committed two evils: They have forsaken Me, The fountain of living waters, To hew for themselves cisterns, Broken cisterns That can hold no water.
This reminds my of a recent thread on "Bright" secularists that went through Joel Fuhrman and Rev. Mike among others. In the time of Jeremiah, the broken water jugs were false gods. Today, the most common faulty jugs are that of a naturalistic secularism that denies God and the supernatural. They see a jug of a self-contained physical universe, assuming that it is all there is. One of the things such people forget is that our scientific history stemmed from a faith in a knowable God that created a knowable universe. Modern "Brights" skip a step and head straight for the universe. Without that personal God, you will take the universe out of context. Instead of seeing ourselves as highly-evolved chimps, we need to see ourselves as reflections of God Himself. To see ourselves as merely naked apes, we're lowering ourselves to animal level. At that point, all the bad behavior of the world seems natural. To escape viewing ourselves as animals and the dystopic effects thereof, a theistic view allows us to see ourselves as special creations with a example of goodness to strive for.

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