If we assume the truth of what the Bible says in Romans 1 v.20 about the plentitude of evidence for the existence and nature of God and about fallen humankind’s tendency to suppress that evidence, another explanation for the denial of the supernatural presents itself. That explanation is that the God we encounter in creation and in our consciences is not the one that we would like or prefer, if it were up to us. So we have three choices at that point: #1- Either to accept and reconcile ourselves to the kind of God that evidently is, #2- or to attempt to remake that God in our own image or some preferred image, (perhaps a more permissive god) #3- or to find ways to believe that there is no God at all or that there is no way of knowing whether there is a God. Of course these choices may not be as clear-cut and separate as they at first seem, since, for example, all of us who believe have some inaccuracy in the inner images we carry of God, that are like idols that have to be shattered from time to time,( and that can prove to be a smashingly painful process.) The second and third options each place us in a state of denial, from which always there must eventually be a rude awakening.
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