He was at war with God.
He dedicated his life to convincing others that the universe is a Godless, impersonal, meaningless accident:
Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark. In our obscurity, in all this vastness, there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves.I believe there is Help to save us from ourselves, but we have to want to be saved. We have to think of ourselves as something we need to be saved from. This is called "repentance."
"Repentance" makes no sense in an ultimately impersonal and meaningless universe.
But too many Christians who believe in the Creator and "Supreme Judge of the World," don't really know what we need most to repent of.
A Ron Paul supporter has put Carl Sagan's words to a new video, visually exposing the heart of rebellion against God: archism -- the desire to "be as gods."
The video is moving, yet also a mis-fire.
Carl Sagan feigns surprise at the arrogant blood-shedding Generals and Supreme Rulers, but they studied at the feet of The Astronomers and the Professors. There they learned to rationalize their archist lust for power in a universe where no Creator has endowed us with rights, and no Judge will ever say No. Together the scientists and the warmongers rebel "against the Lord and against His Anointed."
Repentance means beating our swords into plowshares.