Wednesday, May 21, 2008

The Conscience Existence

Just as the existence of the eye implies light and the existence of the ear implies sound, the existence of the conscience implies God. The existence of conscience implies the existence of a universal moral code that strongly suggests the reality of an external absolute. And, as I have discussed in blogs #22 thru #36, the invention theory, the social contract theory and the instinct theory all fail miserably as an explanation for absolute morality. However, it is completely rational to accept the idea that God is the absolute for morality and that He wired us with this moral sense in order to keep our natural urges from leading us to disaster.

The bleakness of unbelievers’ view of the universe may lead them to deny that thinking can lead to any true conclusions. When they claim there are no absolutes, they must believe that this claim, at least, is absolute. At the very least they must believe their thinking is true when it leads them to conclude that there can be no truth. And they must find some way to live with the convoluted inconsistency of such a conclusion. The very nature of the universe forces unbelievers to live and think in ways that are inconsistent with their unbelief. They must isolate themselves from the rational nature of the universe and lock themselves inside a cell of irrationality. But the rational universe continually seeps in from every crack and corner, challenging their illusions with strong doses of reality. Believing that conscience, reason, morality, self and truth are not there does not make unbelievers immune to their effects. Reality grants no exemptions: thinking the stove is not hot will not keep it from burning a man who puts his hand to it.

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