Those familiar with Star Trek are quite aware of the dynamic authority of knowledge Leonard Nimoy’s character Mr. Spock. William Scatner’s character of Capt. James T. Kirk would typically submit to the irresistible logic of Spock and say,
“Mr. Spock, once again your logic is inescapable”.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spock
People in general are gamblers and competitors by nature. As humans we compete for many things as jobs, houses, relationships, business and the like. People takes risks all the time in a variety of different avenues.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gambling
Typically it is unwise to involve oneself in a fool’s bet where the payoff is less than the gamble.
This issue is rarely addressed when talking about a belief in God and whether there is an eternity to face God. It’s a classic case of making a fool’s bet.
As Spock says, logically debate can take place either way on whether there is a God or not. However the ultimate truth is….what if there is? This would mean the warnings set forth in the Bible are valid and one would face judgment at the end of life. It would be inescapable.
If there isn’t any God, then we all will end up in the same place without hope or reason. Everything is an accident and we are all here by random chance. As bleak as that prognosis is, it would underscore the lack of purpose and lack of meaning there would be to life. Darwinism would rule and there would be no justifiable reason to enforce the rules of right or wrong.
Logically to most people of true reason, it is an affront to statistical science and physics that such complexity evolved on its own from simplicity. The question to when life began is avoided in lieu of dogma and guesswork that hardly differs from the faith of religious men who puts their trust in a Creator. Besides the physical universe, all else has a designer so why not include the cosmos?
Nobody can explain God, but neither can anybody explain how life began or the building blocks of existence coming into motion at random. It is truly a ludicrous stretch to accept the gaps in human knowledge without question, then expect all the spaces to be filled regarding how God did what He did. Both explanations still require a degree of faith.
Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things unseen as stated in Hebrews. Both beliefs in creation or evolution still are largely propped up by faith.
It comes down to what the person is willing to gamble regarding eternity. Does one throw the dice and embrace the concept that there is no God even though there lacks severe empirical evidence that God does not exist? One must measure the benefit of being right or wrong.
Or does one accept that there is a God that created the universe and will be setting up meetings of accountability at the end of life to determine where one will be in eternity. One also must face the fact of being right or wrong.
One thing for certain as Albert Einstein said, “God don’t play dice”.