The Heavens Are Singing

Earlier this month, the famous antitheist Richard Dawkins was interviewed on a Toronto radio station. The host was John Moore, himself an atheist. I’d like to share two excerpts from that interview, and share some thoughts on

John Moore: “Is there anything for you... that is sacred? I mean the kind of feeling of awe and majesty that the faithful enjoy. Is there anything for you that is sacred?”

Richard Dawkins: “...One sense of sacred, I would say that something like truth is sacred. But you’re asking [something] a bit different, something like the equivalent to a spiritual experience. Yes. When I look up at the Milky Way, especially in the Southern Hemisphere, on a moonless night, you get a feeling of hearing the heavens singing, and you get a singing in your own breast, and its a feeling that must be very akin to a mystical, religious experience. There’s nothing supernatural about it. The human brain is a very complicated thing....”

The Bible says in Psalm 19:1-3: “The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork. 2 Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge. 3 There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard.”

The skies are pouring out speech daily, and even an antitheist like Richard Dawkins can hear it! However, he denies the supernatural in such an experience. This general revelation of God in the skies is one reason why no man will be able to claim innocence on the day of judgement, for “Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse” (Romans 1:19-20).

Here’s the second excerpt:

John Moore: “Is there a cost to not understanding evolution, to a society rejecting evolution?”

Richard Dawkins: “...I think there’s a...may I even use the word “spiritual” cost, since we’ve just been talking about that. It is such a waste of a life to spend a few decades on this planet without ever understanding why you’re here, which is what many people are condemned to by the ignorance which is forced upon them by a bad education. It’s such an enormous privilege to be allowed to understand why you’re here before you have to leave forever.”

Wow. If would have given that quote (minus the part about a bad education), without telling you who said it, all the Christians would be saying “Amen!” The only life worth living is one that is lived for the glory of God and the good of others. All other lives are wasted. Let us make sure that we know God, and that we live our lives for His glory. While atheists deny the general revelation of God, let us make sure that we do not deny or reject any part of God’s special revelation in His Word.

"The heavens declare Thy glory, Lord,
In every star Thy wisdom shines;
But when our eyes behold Thy Word,
We read Thy name in fairer lines."

Isaac Watts

The heavens are singing, and God is speaking through His Word. Are you listening?


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