October 11, 2010

Another "I Told You So!"

"I had motives for not wanting the world to have meaning, consequently assumed it had none and was able without any difficulty to find satisfying reasons for this assumption. The philosopher who finds no meaning in the world is not concerned exclusively with a problem in pure metaphysics. He's also concerned to prove that there's no valid reason why he should personally not do just what he wants to do. For myself, as no doubt for most of contemporaries, the philosophy of meaninglessness was essentially an instrument of liberation. The liberation we desired was simultaneously a liberation from a certain political and economic system and a liberation from a certain system of morality. We objected to the morality because it interfered with our sexual freedom."
—Aldous Huxley, in Confessions of a Professed Atheist
Another "I told you so!" for me. Several times, I have pointed out to atheists that the cornerstone of their religion is evolution. If there is no Creator, then you can justify your actions, there is no objective morality, nobody to whom you have to explain yourself.

But that is just wishful thinking. The truth is, there really is a Creator. He makes the rules, we had better find out what he has to say. Jesus has been here once, and he is coming back. And he won't be "Mr. Nice Guy" like people have in their imaginations. No, he is going to be a fearsome judge, and we have to stand before him and explain ourselves. Some will enter into everlasting joy, others will enter into everlasting condemnation (Luke 16.19-31). Yes, Hell is real (Revelation 14.11). You don't want to go there; you don't have to go there (Romans 6.23).


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