Monday, March 05, 2007

Logic and God in creation

A couple of quotes from Ken Hams website answers in genesis

this is on the back of a lecture last week - can genesis be trusted as text ? if so why - if not why not - this stuff is facinating
Those arguing against creation may not even be conscious of their most basic presupposition, one which excludes God a priori, namely naturalism/materialism (everything came from matter, there is no supernatural, no prior creative intelligence).2 The following two real-life examples highlight some problems with that assumption:


A young man approached me at a seminar and stated, ‘Well, I still believe in the big bang, and that we arrived here by chance random processes. I don’t believe in God.’ I answered him, ‘Well, then obviously your brain, and your thought processes, are also the product of randomness. So you don’t know whether it evolved the right way, or even what right would mean in that context. Young man, you don’t know if you’re making correct statements or even whether you’re asking me the right questions.’

The young man looked at me and blurted out, ‘What was that book you recommended?’ He finally realized that his belief undercut its own foundations —such ‘reasoning’ destroys the very basis for reason.


On another occasion, a man came to me after a seminar and said, ‘Actually, I’m an atheist. Because I don’t believe in God, I don’t believe in absolutes, so I recognize that I can’t even be sure of reality.’ I responded, ‘Then how do you know you’re really here making this statement?’ ‘Good point,’ he replied. ‘What point?’ I asked. The man looked at me, smiled, and said, ‘Maybe I should go home.’ I stated, ‘Maybe it won’t be there.’ ‘Good point,’ the man said. ‘What point?’ I replied.

This man certainly got the message. If there is no God, ultimately, philosophically, how can one talk about reality? How can one even rationally believe that there is such a thing as truth, let alone decide what it is?

Friday, March 02, 2007

100th Blog

So it is finally here my 100th post on the blog.

Last night, myself and Ali went down to visit Kill 'o The grange - Previous home of Craig the Curate and also Anita.

It was also good to catch up with an leader of a team that I was a part of 6/8 yrs ago.

At the moment I'm sitting in Trinity just waiting for a train up north for the Zambia team weekend.

Other things needing done include - SU website things, finishing off essays but this time next week term will be over - wwwwwoooooopppppeeeeeeeee

then it's off to rome.

This weekend going to be looking at The Potter's hand ..

The Potter's Hand
Beautiful Lord, wonderful Savior
I know for sure all of my days are
Held in Your hand
Crafted into Your perfect plan
You gently call me into your presence
Guiding me by Your Holy Spirit
Teach me dear Lord
To live all of my life through Your eyes
I’m captured by Your holy calling
Set me apart,I know You’re drawing
Me to Yourself
Lead me Lord, I pray
Take me, mold me
Use me, fill me
I give my life to the Potter’s hand
Call me, guide me
Lead me, walk beside me
I give my life to the Potter’s hand

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Blog about Blogging

Just come out of a class, Liturgy with Patrick when afterwards we as a class chatted about journaling / scrapbooking / blogging etc

When just a wee while ago I looked back over my blog which has now been going for over 2 years which is quite amazing!

So after this I really do think that I might take it up a wee bit more seriously.

under discussion today was the whole idea of creation and the holy spirit in theology.