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Proving God and Men
First appeared on 03/02/2012. Insights is also available to members via email delivery.
The word prove means not only to establish but to test, as in the famous expression that the “exception proves the rule”. Both meanings are certainly involved when it comes to “proving ourselves”.
In a similar way, seeking proofs for the existence of God can be a way of putting God to the test. Nonetheless, in the right spirit I hope, I review an excellent book that updates the scientific and philosophical proofs in my latest In Depth Analysis. See Proving God.
But acting contrary to God's will is an even worse test. In the ongoing war for religious freedom in the United States, a number of allegedly Catholic senators have done just that. Phil Lawler provides the list in My conscience rules. Your conscience is ruled out.
The abuse of our freedom is certainly another test, and a proof of another sort. We've just added to our library an excellent article by James Kalb entitled The Tyranny of Misunderstood Freedom.... [more content for subscribers]