Image via WikipediIs atheism "less than there is" -- or is theism "more than there is"?
Is atheism reductionist? Does it fail to recognize layers of explanation?
Is there a direction and a "plot" to the universe, or is the elegant unfolding of the universe since the Big Bang just a crazy outcome of a purposeless explosion?
Scot McKnight reviewing John F. Haught's book Making Sense of Evolution: Darwin, God, and the Drama of Life:
There is, Haught suggests, a direction and a purpose to creation, but we will not see the intent and direction at the level of chemistry and physics any more than we see the intent in To Kill a Mockingbird at the level of grammar and spelling. Even less will we see the meaning at the level of the chemistry of paper and dyes, the engineering of the printing press, or the materials chemistry behind the electronic ink or electronic paper of a Kindle or Nook or other e-reader....
I am not a theist because I find gaps in the grammar and spelling that require direct action of God - I am a theist because I believe in a plot, purpose, and direction that transcends the nuts and bolts of the grammar and spelling. There is more to life than the laws of chemistry and physics.How about you -- do you believe in a plot, purpose, and direction to life?
To your life?
Regain your humanity. Make the existential leap. Rebel against the atheist machine.™