A Match Made in Heaven? How the National Day of Reason Actually Points to God’s Existence
by Adam Tucker
Reason. According to Merriam-Webster, it is “the power of the mind to think and understand in a logical way.”1 This intellectual power is often championed by atheistic thinkers and spurned by many who consider themselves to be religious or spiritual (including many Christians unfortunately). The atheistic community often characterizes itself as the bastion of reason. Today’s National Day of Reason, led by the American Humanist Association and the Washington Area Secular Humanists in response to the National Day of Prayer, is a case-in-point.2
Another example is occurring right now in this author’s home state. The Stokes County, NC Board of Commissioners on March 23, 2015 decided to put on the county courthouse the national motto “In God We Trust.” In April, they decided to consider a request from a local humanist to also include on the courthouse “In Reason We Trust.”3 One should notice a trend. For many, reason is reserved for the nonreligious among the population, and any who believe in God should not be considered reasonable. In fact, leading atheist thinker Richard Dawkins sees any and all belief in God and the supernatural the same and says, “There are two ways of looking at the world: through faith and superstition or through the rigors of logic, observation, and evidence – in other words through reason.”4
Space does not permit an examination of the false view of faith, which is foreign to the pages of the Bible, being portrayed above. The reader can read THIS for more information regarding that issue. Is it the case, however, that atheistic/humanistic thinkers have the market cornered on reason? The answer is an emphatic “No!” Aside from the facts that most Western universities were started by Christians, many prominent scientists and philosophers through the centuries were Christians (or at least believers in God), most of the founding fathers of the United States of America believed in God, etc., the very fact that human beings reason in the first place actually serves to demonstrate the existence of the very God the atheistic/humanistic “champions of reason” refuse to acknowledge. How so?
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