Not in the ’empty firmament of the mind’

The Russian novelist Dostoevsky once said: ‘He who desires to see the living God face to face should not seek him in the empty firmament of his mind, but in love.’ The great mistake of the current crop of evangelical atheists is that they cannot conceive of a reality beyond the confines of their own intellects. They are like people who are tone deaf and refuse to believe there is anything of beauty in a Mozart symphony because they can’t discern it; or people who are colour blind ridiculing those who are enraptured by the colours of a sunset, because they are unable to see it. But for those of us who do look deep into our hearts and know that there has to be something more, Jesus says: ‘Seek and you shall find.’ For ‘God rewards everyone who diligently searches for him.’

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