Friday, March 24, 2017
Is The Answer in The Stars?
Is The Answer in The Stars?
A not so cranky opinion on
Cranky Opinion Saturday
The following is the opinion of a cranky old man with the attention span of a gnat. With that in mind, feel free to think and then express your own opinion. Please, just be respectful of all opinionators (it’s a word now!) who respond to this post.
It seems to me, that people the world around are becoming less religious. I know that is true in this country. Well I don’t “know” but it seems that Catholic schools are closing, I believe church attendance of all denominations is down and I just know less and less regular church goers than I remember in years past.
I am not a regular church attender. I tried for the most part to give my children the church experience, but a religious preference was never strongly pressed on them.
I do appreciate the church. It is a wonderful place to go, especially in times of celebration or distress. I love a church wedding, and a funeral needs the touch of some religious base and a man of God. I thank all the people who support and keep the church alive, and yes, I do feel guilty for relying on the church some times, while not helping maintain it throughout the year.
So, I am a Christian, and admit to not being a good Christian.
There was a TV show a few years back that I only remember the promo. In it a Priest confesses to another Priest.
“There are just some things about our faith where I have my doubts.”
“Well what is important is the core of our belief. Christ died for our sins, he was resurrected and then went to heaven to sit at the right hand of God the father. What is the part of our faith that troubles you?”
I think that is me. I am not positive in my faith, but I do believe in a supreme creator, and I believe that creator is inherently good. What his plans are, why we even exist is beyond my ability to comprehend.
So, I am a doubter, but not an Atheist.
There is a rise in Atheism these days.
Yes, science can explain so many things, but can it ever explain everything without eventually looking for a miraculous source?
“Only Slightly Confused” whose blog is “Mumblings” recently had a post on the night sky.
I haven’t really seen a proper night sky in years. A sky where you looked at billions of stars from a million light years away. Where you pointed out constellations, and watched shooting stars. Smog and light pollution has blocked our view of this spectacular display in many areas of the world.
I think this is why we have a rise in Atheism. Without the night sky to put our world, our life, in perspective, it is easy to think that as a species we are bigger than we are. We can ultimately have all the answers to life, science can explain everything and all life is just a matter of chance.
But, if we could just look out at the sky every night without the man-made filter of smog and bright lights, as used to be common, we would be humbled. I believe there would be more belief in a supreme creator, and a humbler world would be a much better place.
The preceding was the opinion of a cranky old man and not necessarily that of management…Mrs. Cranky.