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Sunrise Suggests the Existence of God

“I can’t understand what must be in a man’s mind if he doesn’t feel seriously that there is a God when he sees the sun rise. It must at times occur to him that there are eternal things, or else he must push his face into the dirt like a sow. For it’s incredible that they [the planets] be observed to move without inquiring whether there isn’t somebody who moves them. In other areas it’s known that a house doesn’t build itself, etc. I should be glad to know what Erasmus and others think about this.”

Martin Luther, early in the year 1533 (Luther’s Works, Vol. 54 #447)