I grew up when Diff'rent Strokes was a popular television show. That's no big deal unless your last name is Willis. To this day I still hear those famous words popularized by Arnold: "Whatchu talkin bout Willis?" Usually they are uttered by someone looking at me as though I may have never heard it before. Yeah, right! Well this blog is what I (Willis) am talkin bout...my thoughts, observations & opinions. Enjoy...

Monday, February 23, 2009

Yesterday's Message

We are in a series entitled, "You Asked For It!" where I am answering questions we've received from church goers & non-church goers. Yesterday I tackled "Why believe in God?" Here are a few quotes I really liked...

Norman Geisler & Frank Turek: “In Light of the evidence, we are left with only two options: either no one created something out of nothing, or else someone created something out of nothing. If you can’t believe that nothing caused something, then you don’t have enough faith to be an atheist. The most reasonable view is God.”

British Astronomer Sir Frederick Hoyle: “The chance that higher life forms arose by evolutionary processes is comparable with the chance that a tornado sweeping through a junkyard might assemble a Boeing 747 from the materials therein.”

William Dembski, author of The Design Revolution: “Nonetheless, naturalistic mechanisms are incapable of generating the highly specified, information-rich structures that pervade biology. Organisms display the hallmarks of intelligently engineered high-tech systems — information storage and transfer, functioning codes, sorting and delivery systems, self-regulation and feed-back loops, signal-transduction circuitry — and everywhere, complex arrangements of mutually interdependent and well-fitted parts that work in concert to perform a function.

The late Francis Crick (co-discoverer of DNA & 1962 Nobel Prize Winner): “An honest man, armed with all the knowledge available to us now, could only state that in some sense, the origin of life appears at the moment to be almost a miracle, so many are the conditions which would have had to have been satisfied to get it going.”

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