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Human animals


scenario Scenarios

  • We are all just human animals – its all just chance, no meaning

oneliner One-liners

  • Why are you down-beat then? You expect more

body In-brief

  • There is something innate in us that makes us aware of God. No-one has to explain the concept of God to us – we just know, even if we think we don’t know what ‘it’ is like.

    But we also recognise that God has some call on us. We accept or (mostly) reject that - depending on various factors. The very self-awareness, free-will God has given us, leads us to want to feel autonomous.

    We have an innate sense of fairness and justice. We value personal sacrifice and altruism that goes beyond self-interest.

    We feel we deserve more from life and when we don't see it we are disappointed. Where do these aspirations come from?

    God wants to give more – but can only through a relationship with Him.

shield Shield verses

  • Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals Gen 1:26
  • What is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them? You have made them a little lower than the angels ...Ps 8:4-5
  • For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities – his eternal power and divine nature – have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse. Rom 1:20

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Stream: Science / Section: Science origins

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