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Monday, March 2, 2020

Do Atheists See the Irony?

By Adam Faughn

     In late April, a Guinness World Record was broken in St. Louis. A charity, which does great work raising awareness and money for research to Alzheimer’s, got together 1,202 volunteers. That large group was given different colored ponchos and stood in a pattern that formed what looked like a picture of the human brain. Each color of poncho was a different region of the brain. It was, according to Guinness, the largest image of a human brain.
     Can you imagine the organization that took? It is remarkable just thinking about getting over 1,200 people to do anything in an organized fashion, but this had to take a while. The number of people had to be decided upon. The colors of the ponchos had to be figured out. How and where the people were to stand had to be known. The list could go on, but just think of the thought that it took to get this “image” of the human brain.
     And then consider: we live in a world where we are told by so many that all the brains it took to organize this “image” of the human brain “just happened” and came from an evolution from nothing. In other words, what we are to believe is that there was more organization of this colored-poncho figure of a brain than there is in all the brains it took to figure out how to make it.
     It is utterly sad that atheists and naturalists do not see the irony in that concept. No one could look at the image (link below) of over 1,200 people, forming this image of a human brain, and think that it “just happened;” yet, when we consider the unspeakably complex nature of our own brains, that is what we are supposed to believe?
     Scripture makes it clear from the very opening chapter that God made everything in the entire universe. Atheism and naturalistic evolution have no answers for how everything came into being from nothingness, nor can they explain how conscious thought came into existence. But, the Bible simply states words written to the Lord, “I will praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made” (Psalm 139:14, emphasis added). May we never forget that God truly is the Creator of it all.

(To see a picture of the group of 1,202 volunteers, go to https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2018/04/30/Alzheimers-charity-makes-brainimage-with-1202-volunteers/3371525104069/ )

- Adam Faughn preaches for the Central Church of Christ in Paducah KY. He may be contacted through the congregation's website: http://www.centralchurchofchrist.org



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