Wednesday, February 24, 2010

God Exists Whether We Believe in Him or Not


"Now, in fact, I feel that the whole of history and civilization would be unintelligible to me if it were not for my belief in God. So true is this, that I propose to argue that unless God is back of everything, you cannot find meaning in anything. I cannot even argue for belief in Him, without already having taken Him for granted. And similarly I contend that you cannot argue against belief in Him unless you also first take Him for granted. Arguing about God’s existence, I hold, is like arguing about air. You may affirm that air exists, and I that it does not. But as we debate the point, we are both breathing air all the time."

~ Cornelius Van Til

4 comments:

Ted said...

I really like this quote David! :)

C.S. Lewis said something very similar, I'll try to find it...

btw, I love the new look for your blog!

Katie said...

that's a great quote! this post reminded me of a quote: "the truth is still the truth even if no one believes it."

David Kruse said...

yeah. that's true Katie... it would go well with that apologetic topic that says "it doesn't matter what people believe as long as they are sincere." :)

stacyaluthi said...

I like this. Just came across your blog, how do I follow u?