Word Origin [Greek]: word, reason, discourse, from legein to speak
1. Philosophy. the rational principle that governs and develops the universe.
2. Theology. the divine word or reason incarnate in Jesus Christ. John 1:1–14.
(philosophy) reason or the rational principle expressed in words and things, argument, or justification; esp personified as the source of order in the universe
In the beginning the Word [logos, indwelling logic, reason] already existed. The Word was with God, and the Word was God.
“To the curious, the inquisitive, the seekers of knowledge… who care less about labels and more about truth… because in the eternal debate for answers, the one thing is true – The Power of Logic.”
The above quote, taken from an advertisement for “atheism” is mostly true because every human being (not just an atheist) is innately curious, inquisitive and seeks after knowledge. Call it an intuitive need to express what the Creator has placed inside all of us – that which may be known of God is manifest in us.
We’re told to seek first after God and His way of doing things. One has to be curious, inquisitive in order to seek, and God rewards those who diligently seek Him. Some of these rewards are increased knowledge, understanding, and wisdom.
The Apostle John tells us that eternal life is knowing God. Knowledge is a process of curiosity, seeking, discovering, understanding. There is no person who can exhaust the depths of knowing who God IS. Impossible. God is infinite.
Oddly though, the ad ends with: “We go one God further. Atheism”.
Huh? What? Seriously, what does this even mean?
Most atheists would argue to their last breath that atheism is not a belief system. Well how do they take themselves or expect anyone to take them seriously if, even they do not believe nor have faith in what they espouse.
The ‘non-belief’ of atheism has led them to take the very definite action of producing an ad (to spread the logical gospel of atheism?), because as every “non-believer” knows, non-belief always leads to action. Of course not!
Yet, they seek to speak of the power of logic.
If I go up to a vending machine and do not believe I’ll get anything for the money I put in, I will not take the positive action of placing my money in the machine. My action/inaction is based entirely upon my belief/faith/trust in the reliability of the machine. That’s logic.
Refraining from going further, I’ll just quote a more reasoned and logical mind, that of Mr. Chesterton: I do not feel any contempt for an atheist, who is often a man limited and constrained by his own logic to a very sad simplification.
Who or what is the source of this Power of Logic?