Friday, June 1, 2012

Man's Place

"Out of all the different sorts of beings in Heaven and Earth, there is no doubt that we have a very special interest in the creatures we ourselves are, namely, human beings. That concern partly, no doubt, expresses our self-centeredness, and it is tempting to wonder what philosophy would be like if it were written by an ant or an electron." -William Hasker "Metaphysics"

I have struggled what to write this next blog about, and that is why it has been two weeks since my last posting, but I saw this text and it struck me. Who writes Philosophy? Can ants, electrons or even animals write and produce the type of art, literature, philosophy and ways of thinking that humans have.

At this point I'd like to bring up Genesis 1:27, "So God created mankind in His own image, in the image of God He created them; male and female He created them." (NIV) In Genesis 1:31 God saw all that He had made, and it was good.

The third question of Metaphysics is "What is Man's place in what is real?" I assume that you can write a book on this questions, probably a series of books. But I want to bring up one main point using the verses from Genesis I quoted, and that is that God created us in His image and it was good. God didn't create us from clay and say...oops, oh well, I'll keep 'em like that. NO, God created us and He was pleased.

I want to tell you to be happy with who you are, be happy with what you produce in what is real, and be happy with how God made you, because He made you specifically. He made you do do His work and He is pleased with you. I read so many Facebook posts and Twitter posts from all ages of people who say, "FML" or "I hate myself" or "Why am I here?" and I tell you that you are here because God put you here. You are here for a reason. Confidence is not a bad thing to a point. We are confident as humans because God made us to have reason, to have a brain, to produce amazing and beautiful pieces of art, and literature, and thinking.

My point is, that you may be that next person to capture something amazing. Be proud of yourself and who God made you to be. I think we have a right to be confident to a point, because you sure won't see amazing pieces of art from a ant or electron.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Wow James this was great and your right it totally does apply to me. Thank you!!!:)