So our overly paranoid friend over at NASA had a virus infected on a couple of astronauts laptops. What makes this even scarier is that it has happened before and they still don’t have these systems loaded with any type of Anti-Virus software. Couple of questions for our engineers at NASA:
Why, why, and why don’t you have AV software installed on these systems? The reponse would most likely be, “Well, they are never connected to the Internet and the laptops in question are not running critical systems.”. Hmmm… I have to think if they are this lazy securing systems that astronauts use, how confident are we that they take security seriously on the more critical systems such as the computers that run the shuttles and the satellites? See the BBC link below for more details.
Section I, Part III, Number 36 of the Catechism of the Catholic Church states regarding the knowledge of God:
“Our holy mother, the Church, holds and teaches that God, the first principle and last end of all things, can be known with certainty from the created world by the natural light of human reason.” Without this capacity, man would not be able to welcome God’s revelation. Man has this capacity because he is created “in the image of God”.
The first thing that you should note is the authority by which the statement is made. Not by the Holy Word of God, but by the church. Second that God can be known strictly by the created order in the universe. Third, they state that if this were not so, conversion would not be possible, since man is created in the image of God.
I agree that every human being is created in the image of God, but that due to the fall of Adam, man is dead in his transgressions. As the Apostle Paul says in Ephesians 2:5:
Eph 2:5 “even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ–by grace you have been saved–”
So we see from God’s Holy Word that even though the light of nature reveals the glory of God, the natural man cannot and will not respond since he’s dead in his sins. The only way for a dead man to respond is to be resurrected by the Spirit of God unto salvation.
I stumbled across this today and thought it was simple and cut-throat as is typical and great about the Puritans.
Christian Challenge: Make it your goal for the next month to take an inventory based on the 10 items below to see where you fall on the spectrum. I think this would be good to do at least on a monthly basis to ensure your not slipping.