For my adult Catholic trying to lead the Christ-life, it is useful to recall the reasons for believing. It is helpful to review why we know that God is exists.
Is there a God? Is there a God above and beyond us all? Above our life and death, above our joys and sorrows, above our world and space program? For thinking people, this is really the important question. Is there a God?
People have been asking this questions for as long as people have been thinking, but now so much more is known about this world and about us. There are answers and ideas never known before. The great think, Thomas Aquinas, lived in the 13th century. Not until the 17th century did man discover the microscope, cell structure, the circulation of the blood, etc. Much of what is known about the world has been learned in recent scientific studies.
For me, the strongest reasons for believing in God are shown by the human body. Modern medical science says much about the remarkable design of that body – a design that in many thousands of ways advertises that the most careful, amazingly intelligent planning. In asking yourself whether there is a God, think about that design—for cleverer than the design of any automobile, a watch, and any piece of machinery. You own a body. Think – really think --- about it.
Here are some reasons why your body is a product made by a most Intelligent Designer:
Your skull and brain
The human brain is the control center for the senses and nerves. It is the place for reasoning, memory, and decision-making. The skull protecting this brain is made of tough, hard bone. Light but strong, it is shaped into a design that makes architects and engineers admire its strength, scientists do not yet understand how a person remembers or thinks or feels. But they know the brain is an unbelievably complicated center of communications. The brain has 10 billion cells that never sleep, and these cells are linked with billions of inter-connectors. It is an