Within that context, science has essentially excluded God-Words from existence. Carl Sagan declared the physical world as "...all that is." More recently, Richard Dawkins talked about the irrationality of belief in God. The New York Times Book Review has hailed him as a writer who "understands the issues so clearly that he forces his reader to understand them too."
As humans have become more intellectually focused, look what has happened.
- Creation has become spontaneous generation and random-chance evolution.
- Christmas has degenerated into a jolly old man in a sleigh pulled by flying reindeer and stores that promote a Black Friday greed day.
- Easter is now populated with fluffy white bunnies and colorful eggs.
- Science research has create a sense of "knowing" that is humanisticaly based and continues to pursue the extention of natural life.
- Public education embraces the "diversity" inherent in alternate lifestyles, yet legally stifles open discussion of a Christian worldview.
How about you as an individual?
- Does the trend towards full secularization need addressing?
- Is it too late to recapture the intellectual high ground?
- Are Christians intellectually capable or presenting logically sound reasons for a God-driven faith?
- Are we motivated enough to even attempt that task?
- Can we turn our use of enjoyable technology away from mind-numbing apathy into aggressive evangelizing?
- Have you thought about how to address these issues with your kids?