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OUR NEED FOR GOD


We are but dust on the carpet of time;
essentially meaningless,
with no purpose,
or future.

Before each of us lies the canyon of non-being;
the abyss that we must all face at the end;
the place of non-existence
that we face with horror,
for we shall no longer
be!

It is into this terror that God emerges
as our saviour from worthlessness
to give point to our lives;
to provide something
to which we can
appeal.

For, if God is there eternally,
then mankind may also have eternal value.
We may play out our lives on a larger stage;
We may have meaning to our existence;
may even, as a further conjecture,
find worth beyond the grave.

Thus God rescues us from the terror of non-being
generated by our realisation of personal existence,
and the unknown that lies after our death.
We need a God to console our fears,
but does this give reality to
that divinity?



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