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Life's a Wisp of Fog (15 of 22)
Series: Behave Yourself
I'm going to speak this evening on the subject "Life is like a wisp of fog." Did you see the fog out yesterday? The Bible says that's what life is like. Here is the passage which tells us that.
When I was in college I had a double minor in Philosophy and Greek. In my Philosophy courses I read some of the writings of a man named Anthony Flue. He is a British philosopher and a well-known atheist. I remember reading what he had to say about his belief in God, or his lack of belief thereof in God, and through these years he has been quite a well know atheist.
I was interested to read a few weeks ago that Professor Flue has now declared that he no longer is an atheist, but rather, he believes in the existence of God. He said that his motto had been all through the years "Follow the evidence wherever it leads." At least he has been honest about it. He says on the basis of what we are discovering about the complexity of life, DNA, and these kinds of things, that it now seems to him that the evidence leads to believe intellectually that there is a God.
It's getting harder and harder for people to be intellectual atheists. Some people call themselves atheists. They are like the guy who said, "I'm an atheist, thank God." There are some people who are atheist just because it is convenient for them to be so, but there are other people who are intellectual atheists.
Somebody said that an atheist doesn't find God for the same reason that a thief doesn't find a policeman. He's not looking for him. There are some people, though, that I think who are intellectual atheists. They just do not believe intellectually that God really exists, that there really is a God.
But there is another kind of atheist, and James deals with this atheist in these verses of scripture. There is the practical atheist. The practical atheist would say that he intellectually ...
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