Not Even One

Late one afternoon, God turns on the TV, and sees militant fundamentalists on the screen, giving their latest polemic against scientific inquiry, free thought, and progress.

Evolution is a lie from the pits of Hell!

Thousands of different movements have interpreted the Bible differently—don’t worry, we got it right this time!

Don’t know what to do with serious issues that cause doubt?  When in doubt, go to Hell!

After hearing the thunderous diatribes against science and open intellectual challenges to their faith, God says,

Okay, enough of that.  What else is on?

Click.

On the next channel, God sees militant atheists on the screen giving their latest polemic against the supernatural, the sacred—

Religion poisons everything!

Who needs faith when you have science?

Philosophy is dead!

Science has an answer to every question!

After hearing the thunderous diatribes against religion and philosophical inquiry of the Universe, God turns off the TV.

With a sigh that shakes the Heavens, God says,

Everyone has too much to lose in the search for Truth.  If anybody begins to start challenging what they believe, they risk estrangement from their communities, they risk being purged from their prestigious positions and their institutions inoculated from considering the possibility that they might be wrong.

By their arrogance they suppress the Truth.  For what can be known about Truth is plain to them, because It has shown Itself to them.  Although they could have find Truth, they did not honor it with an eagerness and humility to seek it out, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened.  Claiming to be wise, they became fools, and exchanged the glory of Truth for their limited worldviews.  Therefore, they were given to the lust of their selfish ways, only looking for evidence to support what they already believed.

All have fallen short of the glory of Truth.

There is no one worthy;

there is no one who understands.

All have turned away,

they have together become worthless;

there is no one who seeks Truth,

not even one.

God decides to go to bed early with the hope that tomorrow’s TV schedule will feature better programming.