My favorite show to watch hands down is a History Channel show, MonsterQuest. This show discusses research on crypto-zoological creatures such as bigfoot, loch Ness monster, mega hog, lizard man, vampires, mothman and the like. I love this show! The experts that are on it are the best. They act so serious, as though these creatures are reality. I could pick all the experts, by name, out of a police line up.
This show and countless others like it (Ghost Hunters, Paranormal State, Paranormal:Fact or Faked?, to name a couple) feed on people’s belief in the unknown. People across the world have faith/belief in things that have little to no real evidence at all.
How is it that our society has convinced us that it is ok to place faith in wild/ridiculous creatures such as these with little to no evidence but we can’t put faith in God with seemingly little evidence. Let’s be real, placing faith in the existence of bigfoot is ridiculous. There’s no real reason for a person to believe in bigfoot. But we do. I’m not saying I believe in bigfoot, in just saying its possible. So why can’t we say that belief in God may be wild, crazy but there is evidence that warrants belief.
In reality, the evidence for the existence of God is weighty. There are more surviving original manuscripts of the Scriptures than there are of Shakespeare’s works.
Acts 17:22-23… 22 So Paul took his stand in the open space at the Areopagus and laid it out for them. “It is plain to see that you Athenians take your religion seriously.23 When I arrived here the other day, I was fascinated with all the shrines I came across. And then I found one inscribed, to the god nobody knows. I’m here to introduce you to this God so you can worship intelligently, know who you’re dealing with.
Romans 1:20… 20 For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse.
It’s ok to believe in bigfoot, aliens, ghosts, lizard man, chupacabre, mega hog and loch Ness monster; but its not ok to believe in God. There’s something wrong with this. God reveals himself to is daily, but these others don’t.
Belief in the unknown is reasonable and accepted… which unknown are you going to believe in?