As hu­mans we have the sense to make our own de­ci­sions

Nuneaton Telegraph - - LETTERS -

FROM the be­gin­ning of time, mankind has the urge to understand the uni­verse and cre­ation. For many, this urge has been sat­is­fied by be­lief in a Supreme Be­ing (God).

To prove or dis­prove the ex­is­tence of this power, re­gard­less of con­sid­er­able ef­fort (Thomas Paine in­cluded), is in­con­clu­sive.

What is ir­refutable is that the hu­man an­i­mal has a choice (con­science) to choose be­tween the power for good or evil.

In this sup­pos­edly en­light­ened and lib­eral age, why are we suf­fer­ing the ills out­lined in John Scob­bie’s let­ter to­gether with the fact that hun­dreds of ba­bies are re­moved from delin­quent par­ents to save them from harm?

Why, for in­stance, is that great in­ven­tion the World Wide Web gra­tu­itously dom­i­nated by un­pleas­ant and hurt­ful con­tent? It did not start that way but was sub­se­quently con­tam­i­nated.

For many, the ar­gu­ment on the ex­is­tence of ‘God’ is a smoke­screen to cover up our in­abil­ity to pro­gres­sively cre­ate a so­ci­ety where the weak and vul­ner­a­ble are pro­tected.

I would re­spect­fully sug­gest that Gra­ham and Scob­bie dis­miss whether there is a God or not, but ac­cept there is an in­ex­pli­ca­ble force for good or evil. The choice is ours alone re­gard­less of ‘God’ or re­li­gion.

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