Imagine This Island
A screenwriter may want to play around with this concept, but for now I am simply verbalising something that I have been thinking about a lot lately. Imagine a lonely island in the middle of of a faraway ocean. Right? Now paint in the sunshine and the tropical marine climate, some cliffs and beaches, palm trees and animals. And for good measure a river running by.
Not one human being in sight.
Now place on that island a couple without children. They are from the present but have lost touch with civilisation. No cell phones, no radio, no TV, that sorta thing. They have very little technology, no books, and minimal tools. And most importantly, no religion. I mean, they have the best of modern secular education, and along the way were exposed to various religious teachings including Christianity. In fact, if they took the time to open a chest in the sands there is a copy of the holy books of all world religions available.
They mate and produce offspring.
Flash forward seven years. Another family is washed ashore from a shipwreck. Have to preserve the gene pool. They too have no religion. But they come with latest newspapers and books on daily living. Keep going into the future say 20 years.
Basically their task is to reinvent human society, but they start without religion and church. They improvise some form of civil society. Some legal code for good order.
Here is the question: Will they devise a religion based on their observation of nature? Or will they be content with whatever 'ism' gives meaning to their daily toil? Do you believe that God will give them a special revelation to make up for their lack of exposure to a preacher?
How about the leader opens the chest of religious literature and decides to read everything.
Food for thought.
My personal belief is that he will receive a dream from God to direct his attention to the Bible in the chest of holy books.
What do you think?