characterized by or holding idiosyncratic beliefs or impressions that are contradicted by reality or rational argument, typically as a symptom of mental disorder.
The other day on our way home from work, the boy asked me when will we see the next swarm of ‘love bugs’. I told him usually we see them this time of year but they came a little earlier, but won’t see them again until around September. And yes, I’ve had to explain the birds and bees to him since he was 3 when he asked why Betsy and that other dog were “stuck together”, and why our rooster “George was on top of Dolly”… and why are those love bugs stuck together when they fly in September….
OK back to the point. I told him, and then it made a teachable moment about creation vs. evolution because he asked me how do they fly when they’re stuck together, and if they fly the way hummingbirds do. And how come dragonflies are like helicopters- flying up, down and side to side and backwards….
Fast forward to a few hours after being home, not thinking much about a future post, but just checking updates and seeing what’s on the net. I looked at the stuff suggested for me on you tube, watched a short but interesting Q&A with Ravi, then saw the Atheist Delusion in the sidebar. I’ve watched a lot of the programs put out by Living Waters, but never watched it, so I did. And it was so worth it.
As I discussed the pros and cons of pests and lovebugs with the boy, I told him that the way they can hook together and fly while coupled, when one considers the hundreds of thousands of just insects in our world- not counting the varieties of trees, flowers, plants and animals, fish and other creatures, it takes so much more faith to believe it all came from chance and a spontaneous event ‘born’ out of chaos than it does to believe all were created after their own kind. The last thing we talked about is when it comes to pests like lovebugs, cockroaches and other things we don’t particularly like, God does have a reason for everything created- and a purpose. I looked up the usefulness of love bugs after watching the Atheist Delusion… it turns out that they lay their eggs in soil, and much like maggots, when the larvae hatch, they eat the “garbage” around them and help with decomposition of dead plant material. I told him we could have really used a whole lot of love bugs in our compost pile back at the swamp!
Ray Comfort gets to the similar points of creation vs. evolution in this short feature film. He discusses all things in an intellectual, honest and respectful way with folks who define themselves as atheists.
I hope all will have a chance to sit and watch…
If you skeptical and dismiss the idea of a Creator who loves you, ask yourself 2 questions, after watching this film- What if it’s true, and I’m wrong? If Christians are wrong, what does it matter? For more information on getting to know Jesus, please go here.
And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie
2nd Thessalonians 2:11
Have a blessed day all.