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“Foolish are the Flesh to Souls”

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“Foolish are the Flesh to Souls”

I asked a fish how birds can touch the clouds.
He gurgled out a laugh and said,
“Don’t be foolish, friend, no creature can!”
“But I know they do.” said I.
Yet he replied, “I never saw who did.”

I asked a bat how suns traverse the sky.
He winked a knowing eye and said,
“My boy, you ask the wrong question!”
“What should I ask?” said I?
“Please ask how ‘moons’ traverse instead.”

I asked a lion to eat some grass and had to dodge
His sworded paw. “No creature can survive not fed
On meat, you idiot! Now be my treat!”
“I’d rather live.” said I.
And questioned not how sure he was none did.

I asked a bird how fish can never breathe the air.
The bird so arrogantly said,
How simple you are to believe such things.”
“Why’s that?” said I.
“No bird has proved a fish can live without a breath.”

And so I ceased my questioning of those who cannot know.
Ability and experience cannot alone
Answer all the things that lie outside the home
We call these bones.
As foreign are the fish to birds, so foolish are the flesh to souls.

-AMBrewster-

Written for “Science Can’t Answer That.”

Science Can’t Answer That

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Where did life originate?

Where did man come from?

How did the universe come into being?

The answers to these questions are viciously fought over by the “scientific” and “religious” communities. It’s due to this turf-war that the average person thinks God and Science are somehow on different sides of the Mason/Dixon and are at eternal odds with each other. Just Google “God and Science” and you’ll find plenty of pictures just like the one above.

But the idea that God and science somehow disagree couldn’t be further from the Truth.

If we’re going to Take Back the Bible here, then we have to start with the presupposition that God is who He says He is, and that the Bible’s description of the physical and spiritual is infallibly true. With that as the starting point, we see that science is actually the tool we use to understand God’s creation. Science (the observable & repeatable process by which we study the universe) wouldn’t even be possible without the universe God created!

But before we continue, I’d like to make an assertion and see how you respond to it. Here it goes:

Science cannot tell us everything, and it cannot prove anything that is contrary to the Scriptures.

Yeah, but . . .

Now, regardless of which side of the debate you fall on, your mind may just have suffered a slight misfire. Perhaps you thought something like the following:

  • The Theist – “What can science not teach us? And hasn’t science contradicted the Scripture before?”
  • The Atheist – “Science is the only way to know life, and science disproves God every day!”

But neither of these is actually true.

Science, as defined by Merriam Webster, is

“knowledge about or study of the natural world based on facts learned through experiments and observation.”

No observable and repeatable scientific study has ever disproven the Bible’s Truth claims. In fact, all of them have supported exactly what the Bible says.

So why did everyone who heard me say, “Science cannot tell us everything, and it cannot prove anything that is contrary to the Scriptures.” furrow his brow in either potential or kinetic disbelief?

The Problem Isn’t Science; It’s Interpretation

I started the above section assuming some things; namely that God is God and the Bible is His revealed Word. From that starting point, there’s nothing observable or repeatable in the world that in any way contradicts the Bible’s claims.

However, if I start with a different set of a priori assumptions, I could conclude that almost everything I observe in this world proves that God can’t exist.

Notice, it’s not the actual observation or repetition that proves anything . . . it’s how the facts are interpreted. As objective as secular scientists claim to be,  it’s their own worldview that causes them to come to the conclusions they do, not the world around them.

This video does an AWESOME job of visually explaining this concept.

It’s Time to Recap

True science cannot disprove God. It’s only when personal interpretations cloud observations and repetitions that one can conclude that God doesn’t exist.

So, where did life originate?

Where did man come from?

How did the universe come into being?

Science can’t answer that.

For Your Consideration

“Foolish are the Flesh to Souls”

I asked a fish how birds can touch the clouds.
He gurgled out a laugh and said,
“Don’t be foolish, friend, no creature can!”
“But I know they do.” said I.
Yet he replied, “I never saw who did.”

I asked a bat how suns traverse the sky.
He winked a knowing eye and said,
“My boy, you ask the wrong question!”
“What should I ask?” said I?
“Please ask how ‘moons’ traverse instead.”

I asked a lion to eat some grass and had to dodge
His sworded paw. “No creature can survive not fed
On meat, you idiot! Now be my treat!”
“I’d rather live.” said I.
And questioned not how sure he was none did.

I asked a bird how fish can never breathe the air.
The bird so arrogantly said,
How simple you are to believe such things.”
“Why’s that?” said I.
“No bird has proved a fish can live without a breath.”

And so I ceased my questioning of those who cannot know.
Ability and experience cannot alone
Answer all the things that lie outside the home
We call these bones.
As foreign are the fish to birds, so foolish are the flesh to souls.

-AMBrewster-