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Beware of Big Foot

Proof of big foot.
According to the Washington Post Americans believe in big foot just as much as they do in the big bang theory.  That's roughly 21 percent.   According to other data as much as 30 percent believe in the existence of big foot.  That's a staggering number considering that big foot has never been found.

There is a show on animal planet that is titled, Finding Bigfoot. The premise of the show is simple; there are 4 enthusiasts who research for signs of big foot and based on the eyewitness reports of people.  The kicker is that these 4 experts have never found big foot in all of their attempts yet the show still goes on.  How can this be?  How can a show exist for so long on a premise that is never realized?

So what's my point?

My point is, why is it OK to believe in something that has never been proven, but yet when it comes to God we demand perfect proof?

I am a firm believer like St. Thomas Aquinas that the existence of God can be found in the natural world, through philosophy.

My hunch is that this big foot craze has to do with a growing atheism in our country. Writer G.K. Chesterton once stated, "When a man stops believing in God he doesn’t then believe in nothing, he believes anything."  Truer words couldn't be spoken.  When people stop believing in God there is a vacuum and nature abhors a vacuum. So in order to fill that void people start believing in anything even if that very thing doesn't exist.

I am not advocating blind belief. I am advocating faith, believing in things that have been realized through anthropological history.  Believing in God is not being blind it is the sanest thing to believe in.  Believing in Big Foot is both foolish and pathetic.  Instead of looking for big foot we should look for the ultimate truth which is God.


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