In a room full of people discussing and debating ultimate issues, at the end of these discussions and debates there would be very few people left in the room, as Francis Schaeffer put it so well. The more we think about ultimate issues, such as atheism, evolution, the Big Bang, or the meaning of life, the more we are apt to see interconnections among ideas, especially if we are contemplative types.
If you’re like me, you might imagine John Hick, Richard Dawkins, Charles Darwin, Stephen Hawking, Alvin Plantinga, Francis Schaeffer, and Loren Eiseley among many others, men and women, including ourselves discussing these things.
Imagine that Richard Dawkins, Charles Darwin, Stephen Hawking, John Hick, Alvin Plantinga, and Francis Schaeffer are the last six people in the room. Imagine further that three were asking questions and three were giving answers. Who would be asking and who would be answering?
Finally, imagine them being asked to come up with three questions and three answers. What would they be? What would you come up with?