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The Existence of God

Our Daily Bread, Sept.-Nov. 1997, page for October 24.

Have you ever wondered why some people try to disprove the existence of God? When you think about it, their very efforts undermine their own arguments.

In Interpreting Basic Theology, Addison Leitch wrote, "Unless [an atheist] is carrying on his fight against absolute nothingness&md;and this makes us wonder about his zeal&md;then he must be [arguing] against something he finds ingrained in himself and in others."

This inherent belief in God doesn't prove He exists, but it strongly points in that direction. When C. S. Lewis was an atheist, he rejected the idea of a divine Being because of all the injustice in the world. But when he asked himself where he got the idea of justice in the first place, he had a problem. He wrote, "Man doesn't call a line crooked unless he has some idea of a straight line. What was I comparing this universe with when I called it unjust?" - DJD