Is God Tricking Us With “Naturalism” Or Is “Naturalism” Tricking Us With God?February 20, 2011
I’ve heard it said so many times in Evolution debates, and always on the part of the Evolutionary naturalist of course, that if there is a God then he must be tricking us because all scientific inquiries just scream unintentional processes and purposelessness. The quintessential example is when someone will say “junk DNA has no purpose, so that proves there’s no intelligent designer”. Luckily, God gave me a brain and I’m able to think way beyond this myopic reasoning unto his glory.
If we were to compare things which appear to have no purpose to the things which apparently do have a purpose, then the things which have a purpose would far outweigh the other. “Naturalism” would be tricking us that there’s a God in the fact that “purpose” is even a reality. The whole concept of “purpose” goes beyond mere cause and effect, which if mindless, intention-less, “natural” processes were the only things ultimately manning the universe then the reality of “intention” wouldn’t comport. With “Naturalism”, something only happens to be useful, it wasn’t intended to be. The latter would assume real intelligence, not merely the illusion of intelligence, if something is really intended.
In addition, “naturalism” is tricking us way, way, WAY more then God is supposedly tricking us. If “naturalism” is the case then it’s ticking us with DNA coding, the human eye, sexual organs, the 4 finely tuned forces at the atomic level, a finely tuned universe, real morality, and the fact that we know we shouldn’t contradict ourselves, just to name a few.
Since “nature” is tricking us WAY more then God is supposedly tricking us, then we need to remind “naturalists” of this fact when they bring it up out of a desperate attempt to not acknowledge their Creator. Some will say “why would God create it this way or do it this way when it makes no sense to me?” The thing we need to keep in mind is that the things that do make sense far outweigh the things that don’t make sense, not the other way around.