The believers in spite of themselves

From the lead editorial in today’s New York Times:
Christmas is imbued with a more everyday hope as well, a recognition that the transition from sleep to waking always carries with it the immeasurable gift of a new day. The very premise is hopeful.

The immeasurable “gift” of a new day? A gift from whom? Is the Times, the epicenter of modern secularism, saying that God exists, that God created the universe, and that God and the universe he created are good? Or is the Times just borrowing, without attribution, the attributes of divine intentionality, power, and goodness from the God it denies?

And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years: And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so. And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also. And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth, And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good. (Gen. 1:14-18.)

Posted by Lawrence Auster at December 25, 2007 06:46 AM | Send

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