A young clergyman was asked to preach on “Why I believe in God.” He thought it would be an easy sermon to prepare. After all, he could think of a dozen reasons to believe in God. But he soon discovered that they were not his reasons. “My theology books give the arguments for God,” he said, “and studying those books has strengthened my faith and confirmed my beliefs. But it would not be honest for me to copy the reasons for belief in God from books and give them as my own. The fact is, I believed in God before I ever studied theology. The more I think about it, the more I realize I believed before I knew the reasons. I know now that it is necessary for me to breathe and that without air I would die. But long before I knew that, I just breathed.”
In his book, “Nature of the Physical World,” Dr. Arthur Eddington describes the process of stepping…
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