Wednesday, July 15, 2009

In Case You Haven't Noticed... (Video)

If you're as clueless as I am, you never fully got the chance to recognize and celebrate that it's...


Enjoy it! But don't waste it.

I leave you with a quote from C.S. Lewis... 

Question: Materialists and some astronomers suggest that the solar planetary system and life as we know it was brought about by an accidental stellar collision. What is the Christian view of this theory?

Lewis: If the solar system was brought about by an accidental collision, then the appearance of organic life on this planet was also an accident, and the whole evolution of Man was an accident too. If so, then all our present thoughts are mere accidents--the accidental by-product of the movement of atoms. And this holds for the thoughts of the materialists and astronomers as well as for anyone else's. But if their thoughts--i.e., of Materialism and Astronomy--are merely accidental by-products, why should we believe them to be true? I see no reason for believing that one accident should be able to give me a correct account of all the other accidents. It's like expecting that the accidental shape taken by the splash when you upset a milk-jug should give you a correct account of how the jug was made and why it was upset.

9 comments:

Ivorydancer said...

Cool video! I hadn't really noticed it was summer til yesterday when I did some yard work. It was extremely hot and muggy! Nice quote too, I love C.S. Lewis!

vickychick said...

I love the video! :D I'm leaving somewhere, in two weeks, for EIGHT weeks! when I leave, I won't see summer, till next year!(WHere I'm going is summertime to! But, where I live I won't see summer till next year!) I'm depressed....):(I'll talk about where I'm going on my blog soon!) I'm not sure if what I just said made much sense!

Galadriel said...

I love Lewis quotes! That's a great point.

Nathan Petrie said...

Lewis has such a way of saying things :D And notice that he didn't argue with scientific records and the like...that my friend....is the pure logic of Christianity ;)

Where'd you find that?

Jacob R Parker said...

Yeah, I though it was a great quote. I got it from "Christian Reflections," which is a collection of short essays and letters by Lewis. The essay is called "Answers to Questions on Christianity."

vickychick: I think I get the gist of what you're saying. I'll look forward to reading about it in more detail when you blog about it. But it sounds like an adventure!

B. D. Eastman said...

Nice...

And awesome job, because you're winning the contest last time I checked! http://thequestfortruthbooks.blogspot.com/

Katie said...

Haha that was an awesome quote!

I've tagged you!

Robert Treskillard said...

That's a powerfully effective quote, Jacob!

Hey, I added you to my blogroll on my sidebar. You've got a great blog here, keep it up!

Jacob R Parker said...

Thanks for so saying so and adding me, Robert. I've added your blog as well. In fact I hadn't realized it wasn't there yet...