by Francis Schaeffer

“[I]f we begin with an impersonal universe, there is no explanation of personality. In a very real sense, the question of all questions for all generations — but overwhelmingly so for modern man — is ‘Who am I?’ For when I look at the ‘I’ that is me and then look around to those who face me and are also men, one thing is immediately obvious: Man has a mannishness. You find it wherever you find man — not only in the men who live today, but in the artifacts of history. The assumption of an impersonal beginning can never adequately explain the personal beings we see around us, and when men try to explain man on the basis of an original impersonal, man soon disappears.”

– Francis Schaeffer, Genesis in Space and Time