Dear Atheist: Why Are There Sheep?

In response to “The Atheists Handbook” Richard Wurmbrand wrote from his book, “The Answer to the Atheist’s Handbook; “If there is no God, how is it that sheep exist?

The question was raised at an atheistic meeting in Russia. The lecturer had explained that life appeared spontaneously and developed through natural selection and that in the cruel fight for survival only the animals that were stronger or quicker than their neighbours survived, while the weaker succumbed.

A believer asked, “But how is it that sheep survived, that wolves did not utterly destroy them? The female wolf produces five or six offspring a year, the sheep only one. The ratio is 5:1 for the destroyer, which has sharp teeth, claws, strength and swiftness of running. The sheep has absolutely no defence. How is it that there still are sheep? Today man protects them. The animal world had existed before man appeared. Who protected the sheep at that time? You can explain many things without resorting to the hypotheses that God exists. But sheep with four legs could not exist without Him, any more than Christ’s loving sheep, who have been defenseless against cruel persecutors since the beginning of the Church”.

Thank you Richard Wurmbrand, a true man of God.

God Bless

Brian Mason