A Twist on "A fire-breathing dragon lives in my garage" by the late Carl Sagan
Don’t open that door Carl- there’s a fire breathing dragon in your garage and he will destroy you!
“No No” (says Carl)- I have been told that but I am sure he does not exist.
"You don’t see any evidence?”
I've been told that this dragon has no real physical properties I can test here and without physical evidence, I see no real danger.
I mean come on, what's the difference between an invisible, incorporeal, floating dragon who spits heatless fire and no dragon at all?
But Carl- the heatless fire is destructive; it is beyond anything we can test. If you open that Door without a proper safety suit- you will be completely obliterated. There will be no evidence left of you.
Come on- you don’t believe that silly nonsense do you?
Yes I do.
What evidence do you have?
I have this instruction manual.
Oh yes- that old silly wives tale. It is so antique and has been rejected.
But Carl- look what it says. It points to the evidence. You are suffering from the dragon’s radiation already.
Your eyes are clouded from the dragon’s rays.
No No- It is just my old age.
Your ears have been diminished.
No No- too many rock concerts.
You even smell a little singed.
No I considered that- but I think it is just a coincidence.
Look at all of the people wearing the protective suits- don’t you think that they have discovered the dragon?
All of those stupid people- I want us to get rid of those silly suits. It greatly hampers life.
Please Carl- the suit is your only chance for life- don’t go through that door without that protective covering.
NO NO- listen people I am walking through that door confident that the dragon is not there.
Where is Carl?
He is no longer with us.
BTW- The Dragon DID become corporeal- "The Word became flesh"
The dragon leaves a lot of evidence and people who have seen it.
Is it a lack of evidence or an unwillingness to receive it?
Romans 1:18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. 19 For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. 20 For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse. 21 For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 Claiming to be wise, they became fools, 23 and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man and birds and animals and creeping things.