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Facing Atheismcomment (0)

February 13, 2014

I was interested in the articles on atheism in the Jan. 30 issue of The Alabama Baptist. 

It is a topic that is gaining considerable attention as well as followers. Consequently it has prompted me to make some observations about it.

Rejection of a belief in God is often defended by atheists because of their belief that one cannot see, hear, feel or have scientific evidence of God. 

In comparison then the same would hold true for the existence of radio waves. You cannot see them, smell them, feel them nor commune with them. Yet they exist in outer space as well as inner space. Their workings can be seen through TV, radio, computers, GPS, telephones and the list goes on. 

The workings of God can be seen in creation, man and the course of history. 

Even the most primitive civilizations have a sense of a higher spiritual being, whether seen or unseen.

While at seminary I worked for a civil engineering company that designed bridges, overpasses and expressways. One of my tasks was to take small booklets with field notes from engineers who surveyed areas considered for construction and convert them into working blue prints. 

They contained mostly numbers and brief diagrams, but when transposed they produced large blue prints showing elevations, obstacles, depressions, vegetation and important data to help with future construction. 

Even though they were notes from projects in the states, upon completion of the total picture, I could recognize the sites that I personally visited later on.

This holds true for the Bible also. When one studies the Bible and connects the various points, one can put together an overall idea of God, His workings and His nature. 

Added to this are the testimonies of millions of Christians who have had personal experiences of God working and leading in their lives.

Paul Reitzer
Marion, Ala.

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