I’ve spent a lot of time explaining and arguing worldviews over the last two years. Frankly, the whole thing is getting pretty boring to me, so I will cut to the chase. It really comes down to this question: “Which music will you dance to?” I really don’t care to argue with you about the validity of either option I will present, or if you think it’s a false dichotomy, or some other dismissal.
Of course, there are other versions. But the following two choices seem to distill down to what most of us in the West will dance to. And the point is, none of these can be proven to be absolutely true. Certainly not by science. You must accept either one by faith.
The one thing you cannot have in this life is certainty. Life is an elusive mystery, and no matter how much we know there are things that defy our certitudes.
One more thing. You should make a conscious decision to which you will dance to…because you are dancing right now by default. The question is, is that the music you want to dance to? Will that produce a more compelling and fulfilling life?
Only you can answer that.
So I’ll leave the decision up to you…. Which music will you dance to?
A Secular/Naturalist Worldview:
“The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at the bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil and no good. Nothing but blind, pitiless, indifference. DNA neither knows nor cares. DNA just is. And we dance to its music. (Richard Dawkins, “River Out of Eden,” New York, Basic Books, 1992, p. 133)
The Christian Worldview:
“The Trinitarian life is a great dance of unchained communion and intimacy, fired by passionate, self-giving and other-centered love, and mutual delight. This life is good. It is right, unique, full of music and joy, blessedness and peace. Such love, giving rise to such togetherness and fellowship and oneness, is the womb of the universe and of humanity within it.” (C. Baxter Kruger, PhD, “The Trinitarian Vision Summary,” 2012)
In case you were wondering, I have already decided. My faith is resolute. I have taken the proverbial leap of faith into His arms of love. I will live my life for the One who holds this world together and has invited me into His Great Dance, to be loved, to be delighted in, and to learn how to love others with this same love. This one thing has transformed my life forever.
And this is more real to me than your arguments.
But I do hope you will dance to HIS music. Either way, I wish you the best.