As each of us finds our self moving along our own road to Rome, we realize that the way is ascending. Sometimes, as in yesterday’s column, the road rises so quickly that we catch our breath.
“Can all those billions of people who believe in fossils, dinosaurs, and an ancient earth be so utterly and completely wrong?”, we ask, wonderingly. We are stunned, first of all, because there’s such a simple explanation for something the other side has made very, very complicated. Then, we are stunned because most of them don’t want to hear, much less consider, the simpler, more reasonable explanation for dinosaurs and such things offered by Catholic Fundamentalism.
We can argue with them. It’s hard to win such arguments. Those whose minds refuse to accept anything that’s politically incorrect are, we can only pray, temporarily blinded to the world beyond.
This separation of people into believers and non-believers is, we realize, the reason The Loving Programmer wrote and downloaded The Creation Program. The way we react to the importance of Him vs. His programmed entities helps us understand a deeper meaning in “Many are called, few are chosen.”
It is not an inaccurate paraphrase to say, when thinking of the billions who live in the teeming midlands, “Many are not called.”