I firmly believe that no human being can make something out of nothing. I believe in a higher Power, Who is absolutely capable of such. Think about everything that mankind has claimed to create, invent, or discover. All that we have and all that we are, are creative manipulations of matter pre-existent. Not everyone believes in God, the way I do. That's perfectly fine. Every man and woman on the face of this planet has a right to do, feel, and believe whatever they might. There are those who would still claim that they've been able to bring forth things from nothingness, but that would be like me and my boys in drunken foolishness, thinking that bottle caps shared metaphysical enlightenment.
A mind given to foolishness, believes in foolishness, and swears by foolishness. The star athlete may say that he is who he is, by his own doing. He put in the work, the conditioning; he lifted the weights, studied the game and ran the laps. Therefore, he created his own success. Well, young one, do you truly know that of which you're made? Think about your blood, the DNA with which your body is infested. From whence does it come? Every bit of you belonged to someone else before you, dating back centuries, and ultimately to a man and woman, known as Adam and Eve. So, without Adam and Eve, you would not have the biological make up that houses your talent and skill to be honed, into making you the awesome, famous, and wealthy athletic star you are. Even down to your mental, physical, emotional dispositions, you are not your own.
Are you Christian? Do you believe in God? Do you believe in Jesus Christ; that He is the only begotten son of God, sent to show us the Way, die for our sins, be raised from the dead, and offer us salvation? If you've answered "yes" to these, I'd assume that you also believe that Jesus Christ is the Word of God made flesh. I'd also assume that you believe in Adam and Eve and that God created the human race through them. Are my assumptions running in congruence with your beliefs? If you believe these truths to be self evident, then why is it so hard for all of us to fully, truthfully, and genuinely see each other as family, children of the Most High, and worthy of love. You can't say you love God and hate a specific race of people! You can't say that you love God, and oppress, abuse, or enslave your brothers and sisters! You can't say you love God and be anything less than loving to your fellow man. Like it or not, we are all kin!!
" Whoever claims to love God yet hates a brother or sister is a liar. For whoever does not love their brother and sister, whom they have seen, cannot love God, whom they have not seen." -1 John 4:20-