Am I one of God’s blunders, or is he one of mine?

The atheist philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche used to say: ‘Is man one of God’s blunders, or is God one of man’s blunders?’ But H. G. Wells, who was never particularly religious, having studied the history of the human race and having spent his life observing human behaviour, came to this conclusion: ‘Religion,’ he said, ‘is the first thing and the last thing, and until a man has found God and been found by God, he begins at no beginning, he works to no end. He may have his friendships, his partial loyalties, his scraps of honor. But all these things fall into place and life falls into place only with God.’
That reminds me of Abraham Lincoln’s famous statement: ‘My concern, he said, ‘is not whether God is on our side; my great concern is whether I am on God’s side…’

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