Volume 5, Issue 10, page 5
By DR. JAMES CLARK
CONDENSED FROM HIS " ETERNAL TIME". ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
All nature is but art unknown to thee,
All chance, direction which thou canst not see;
All discord, harmony not understood;
All partial evil, universal good;
And, spite of pride, in erring reason's spite,
One truth is clear, whatever is -- is right.
dhow then thyself, presume not God to scan,
The proper study of mankind is man.
Pope -- 1688-1744
3 T WOULD seem that Pope was not at all
impressed with the validity of Reason, despite the universal belief that
there could be no existence or action without an originating stimulus. We
could spend a lifetime enumerating creations and life actions with their associated reasons. When there appears to be no
discernible reason for an event, then the
causal stimulus is ascribed to "God's inscrutable wisdom". At all costs, there
must be a reason of some kind to satisfy
Man's insane infatuation for cause.
There had to be a reason why we are
here at all. We of the Christian West have
been well indoctrinated since our earliest tender years that "Man's chief end is
to glorify God and enjoy Him forever".
That is the main reason why we are