Circumstantial Evidence

For which of you, intending to build a tower, does not first sit down and estimate the cost, to see whether he has enough to complete it?
— Jesus (Luke 14:28)

On our way to the El Yunque rainforest last week our tour guide pointed out a huge, 13-story building to our right just past the San Juan airport. Outside the front door was a two-story tall T-rex. The front of the building was was painted with the words “Museo Historico de la Biblia”.

The tour guide explained that up until a year ago it was a great place to take kids. One floor, she said, was completely taken up by an ice-skating rink. But now it’s closed, she said, because they couldn’t afford to pay the electric bill to keep it open. Who knows if it’s true — the electric bill part.

I looked it up when we got back to the hotel. In addition to the ice-skating rink, the building had a mini golf course, amusement park rides, video games, a pizza parlor, an aquarium, and a dinosaur exhibit.

None of these things is mentioned in the bible that I can recall. That, for whatever reason, it’s now closed down may, however, be circumstantial evidence that God does exist.

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