Monday, 18 June 2012
The Heavens Declare The Glory of God
The theist says 'the heavens declare the glory of God.' He or she says it triumphantly, as if the pettifogging objections of atheists and infidels are swept away by the scale and majesty and the sublimity divinity of the cosmos arrayed, all around us. But the theist stops there. Instead, that is, of adding (for instance) '... and the way the heavens declare the glory of God should inform our declaration of that same glory. We should model our worship on the way the skies above worship Him. Like them our faith should be silent, undirected, volitionless; it should be something we are, not something we do.