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I apologize for not being more active, but not having other reviewers or books to review, it's been a little difficult. However I want to let you know about this wonderful DVD "God's Not Dead." Working at the library I found it on our shelves and took it home. When I brought it back I raved about it. I wanted to take it out again, but it seems word gets around. It's always on hold for someone else. That's great.

The opening scene is in a freshman college philosophy class. The professor states he is an atheist, and asks that if everyone will sign a paper with 3 little words on it he can dispense of the dust and get to the subject. Those 3 words are "God Is Dead." One student cannot sign that. He is given 3 chances to argue the case of the existence of God before the class.

Fueled by hate on one side and a determined love of God on the other this is not your simple movie. The poor kid researches and goes off on a journey of his own to state his case. The end is nothing short of amazing. I guess telling people stuff like this is one of the reasons I can't get a hold of it a second time. It's really that good.

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May our Lord be with you now and always. Remember, God is in control, even when things look like they're crashing all around you. David

Friday, March 07, 2008

THE VOID by Mark Mynheir

Day 6 Friday

Doctor Meyer

One of the people working at LifeTex on the Genesis Project was Dr. Neal Meyer. Younger than Dr. Silverstein, and perhaps a bit more cautious, we find that Dr. Meyer is somewhat of a hermit. He likes working alone. Hates being around people, at least if he's asked to speak to them, and he's the first one to pick up on Adam's strange behavior. Mentioning it to Dr. Silverstein basically just gets him laughed at for mixing emotion with science. Boy does that ever sound familiar. Later in the story we have Dr. Meyer coming up with the only plausible explanation for Adam's behavior. This guy was on the ball, but he pushed almost too late. The reason for that was this separation between logic and faith, science and myth, fact and fiction. Had he been more open he would have discovered the truth much earlier.

It has been my personal observation that people who try to place faith in a separate category than science often go astray. For them logic reigns supreme. Unfortunately, it is faulty logic. Logic which is not built upon correct premises will always lead to an incorrect conclusion. In our society people have done just that. They have set up their premises, then have come to their conclusions, the most famous is that “there is no god”. Let's look at this real briefly. In order for the conclusion to be made that there is no god, this means that all available evidence could be tested and has been. I will grant them this much, there is no god small enough t meet those needs, therefore their premises are entirely false. Let's go back to Dr. Silverstein and Dr. Meyer, who sadly enough, represent a goodly portion of the scientific community. They believe that science has explained all they need to know. They believe that people can be “cloned”, based upon experiments done with animals. They further believe that the advances in genetic engineering can help them speed up the growth process of cloning, as well as purify, or create the perfect human. What they fail to realize are the countless possibilities involved in cloning, the incredible walls that make such genetic engineering impossible. Yet they try anyway. The result is not what they had hoped, but rather a human-like shell with a VOID that becomes the focal point of the whole book. Mark Mynheir comes closer to the truth here than science. How is that possible? I can hear it now. Well, for those really interested, there are facts which are true, and then there is Truth itself which cannot be limited to the laboratory or human logic. It is too great to contain. This is the fulcrum upon which this whole argument teeters.

The scientists cling to facts on the one side and are proven false. On the other side are those clinging to the Truth by faith. And they are proven right.

Remember always the admonition of Scripture, “But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty.” (1st Corinthians 1:27) The wise are wise only in their own eyes, like Dr. Silverstein and even Dr. Meyer, but fools like Detective Casey confounds their wisdom with a wisdom that those doctors cannot obtain without a working knowledge and a relationship with God.

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Anonymous said...


Once again, you've blown me away with your insights. Great stuff.


David said...

Not half as much as you blew me away with the insights you weaved into your plot.


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