Jason B. Ladd

Author | Apologist | Entrepreneur

Drones and Why We Love Them

Personal drones are arriving by the squadron, and we love them. You’ve seen the videos—a proud pilot with an exuberant smile looks into the camera before commanding his creation to take flight.

The flying machine lifts off, camera pointed at its master, revealing a panoramic view. Cliffs, the ocean, a neighbors house; it all creeps into view by the eye in the sky.

While drones appear to take on a life of their own, we know they are machines. These machines cannot spontaneously appear out of nothing, and they can’t self assemble no matter how long time and chance have to work. They can do nothing without a designer and a pilot to make them fly.

Seen through the eyes of a drone, we gain a new perspective of the world, and we see how small we really are.

Were it to continue its ascent, we would become smaller and smaller until disappearing from view altogether.

The higher and farther it continues, the more glorious the view. The world seen through the eyes of a drone puts man’s place into perspective. We are much smaller, and the world is much bigger than we can know from our view on the ground.

The Christian worldview has a similar effect on your perspective of the world.

Arriving at an adequate explanation for the most important facets of life is impossible without Christ. Meaning in life today requires meaning in eternity. Purpose in life today requires an ultimate will from which our own is derived.

Carls Sagan’s theory that “the Cosmos is all that is, or was, or ever will be” is poetic, but it can never be beautiful. Beauty is linked to pleasure, and Sagan’s theory makes beauty, and all human perception illusory.

When you investigate the most influential person in the history of the world, Jesus of Nazareth, life makes sense once again. Meaning and purpose can exist, and beauty is real.

Do you really believe your life is a counterfeit experience based on self-deception?

We are more than drones.

We, too, have a designer, and our cells are packed with information. We live because Jesus lives.

“For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together” (NIV, 1 Cor 16-17).

And that includes Sagan’s Cosmos.

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About Jason B. Ladd

Jason is an author, speaker, Marine, and father of seven. He has flown the F/A-18 Hornet as a Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron 1 (MAWTS-1) Instructor Pilot and the F-16 as an Instructor Pilot. His award-winning book One of the Few: A Marine Fighter Pilot’s Reconnaissance of the Christian Worldview has been optioned for film adaptation. He is represented by Julie Gwinn of The Seymour Agency.

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  1. “We, too, have a designer, and our cells are packed with information. We live because Jesus lives.” Kind of says it all, doesn’t it? Love your military analogies, Jason. Another powerful post.