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God's existence is proved...
...by His law in our hearts (conscience). We've all got a conscience, whether we follow it or not. Where does it come from?|
One of my favorite philosophers is C.S. Lewis (author of "The Lion, the Witch, & the Wardrobe" upon which the recent movie "Narnia" was based)
Anyway, he had this to say about the law of human nature.
"There are two odd things about the human race. First, they are haunted by the idea of a sort of behaviour they ought to practise, what you might call fair play, or decency, or morality, or the Law of Nature.
Second, that they do not, in fact, do so.
Now, have you noticed that what we usually call the "laws of nature" may not really be "laws" in the strict sense, but only in a manner of speaking. When you say that falling stones always obey the law of gravitation, is not this much the same as saying that the law only means "what stones always do?" You do not really think that when a stone is let go, it suddenly remembers that it is under orders to fall to the ground.
But if you turn to the law of human nature, it is a different matter. The law certainly does not mean "what human beings, in fact, do"; for as I said before, many of them do not obey this law at all, and none of them obey it completely.
You have the facts (how men do behave) and you also have something else (how they ought to behave)
The Moral Law or Law of Human Nature is not simply a fact about human behaviour in the same way as the Law of Gravitation is. On the other hand, it is not a mere fancy, for we cannot get rid of the idea, and most of the things we say and think about men would be reduced to nonsense if we did.
Consequently, this Rule of Right and Wrong, or Law of Human Nature, or whatever you call it, must somehow or other be a real thing -- a thing that is really there, not made up by ourselves. It begins to look as if we shall have to admit that there is more than one kind of reality; that, in this particular case, there is something above and beyond the ordinary facts of men's behaviour, and yet quite definitely real -- a real law, which none of us made, but which we find pressing on us."