“I am your Creator. You were in my care even before you were born.” -Isaiah 44:2a (CEV)
One line got me right off the bat with this chapter.
“If there was no God, we would all be “accidents,” the result of astronomical random chance in the universe. You could stop reading this book, because life would have no purpose or meaning or significance.”
Why would life have no meaning if everything was an accident? He also said “There would be no right or wrong, and no hope beyond your brief years here on earth.” Really? I don’t think that’s true. There can still be write or wrong with accidents. Just like there can be morals and laws without religion. Why do we need to look beyond our “brief years here on earth?” why can’t we just live and love our moments that we have and not have to look beyond? Is it because everyone is afraid of dying because no one knows what happens after we’re dead? So we have to think that there is something AFTER this life to comfort us while we’re here? And what if there isn’t anything. Everyone always says “but what if there is?” If there is great. But what if there isn’t? What then? Nothing. We can go on being happy accidents living our short time here on the earth. And how do “they” know this is God’s plan? Who did God tell? How do we know that these people just aren’t crazy people? I mean everyone thought that David Koresh was a psycho right? Except the people who followed him to his death. For all we know he could have been the second coming…or maybe the bible was wrong about everything and the story of Jesus was just that…a story.
Just because I believe that I am an accident isn’t going to automatically make me a deviant. It’s not going to make me think “well this has no real consequence so I should just do it.” I’m apparently doomed because “We discover meaning and purpose ONLY when we make God the reference point of our lives.”
(all quotes taken from A Purpose Driven Life)