Re: religious talk or materialistic talk?

Jonathan Clarke (
Wed, 14 Apr 1999 08:08:46 +1000 wrote:

> What many apologists want is a 'sign': physical evidence of the existence
> of God. Even if it is something very subtle, such as quantum uncertainty,
> or even if it is the absence of something, such as in the 'God of the gaps'.
> They feel that, lacking such physical evidence, all we have left is a God
> who is nothing more than words; nothing but religious talk. Something
> tantamount to deism, where God may have intervened in the distant past,
> but no longer is involved in the world.
> On the other hand, by positing physical evidence for God, such as complex
> creatures or mysterious gaps in physics, is God thereby exalted? We
> then spend our time defending these gaps, or insisting on this irreducible
> complexity -- nothing but materialistic talk.

I could not agree more.

Jesus said "A wicked and adulterous generation looks for a sign" (Matt 16:4a,

The Apostle Paul wrote "The Jews demand miraculous signs and the Greeks look for

wisdom, but we preach Christ crucified." (1 Cor 1:22-23a, NIV)

God Bless