In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
I don’t know exactly how. I don’t know precisely when. But everything I’m about hinges on this one sentence.
There is a God and he made everything. Therefore I belong to him by original copyright. So do you. Maybe I’m picking a fight, maybe just stating the obvious. You decide.
If this central idea is in question, we have no basis for truth or understanding about why we are here. It’s turtles all the way down.
I realize this is a dividing line. There are fair and not so fair individuals who declare themselves on both sides. Looking at people will not necessarily help you decide which side of the line to choose. You must choose alone.
But then, we are never really alone unless we reject the idea and person of God. That is true and abject loneliness.
I wouldn’t recommend it.