The futility and fatality of Atheism
From the beginning of time man has believed in a creator, as we can see many religions have been upon this ancient belief. The fact that many religions have pagan beliefs and practices does not negate the point that man has been a religious being and that atheism has only grown to what it is in the last few centuries.
So why is Atheism philosophically bankrupt? The problem with the philosophy of atheism is that it does not go back far enough to arrive at a logical conclusion
If there was a time when nothing existed what made it change. Some claim two gases collided - but they cannot explain where did the gases from? How did they collide, why are there two gases and not one. Where were they before they combined. How long did they exist before they caused a big bang What did they exist in before a universe was there?
Can this be proven by reality today or in anytime in history? To the atheists there is always a substance there to create another, such as a self existing universe. Thus they themselves are creating the reasons for a beginning. Much has to be assumed to come to the conclusions they hold. The majority of scientists today are of the opinion that the universe actually began to exist at a certain time, so this theory can be discarded.
The late Carl Sagan said, “If we must worship a power greater than ourselves, does it not make sense to revere the Sun and stars?” (Carl Sagan, Cosmos (Random House, 1980), p.243.) Does it make sense to worship another created thing? Out of necessity they have manufactured something with the power of existence beside what is created, as a replacement for God the creator.
For example, I have a book, but the book needed a pen to be used to first write its contents (or computer program) but you still needed an intelligence to use the pen to write the book. No intelligence no pen and no book. But atheists want us to believe the pen and book came into being from nothing. This does seem to stretch ones credulity.
Reality teaches us that all things that exist have their existence depend upon other things. If there was nothing; what did not exist, then it cannot be the cause of its own existence, nor of anything else. How could it bring itself into being if it does not exist? Therefore, our reality of life teaches that all things great and small depend upon something else for their existence.
The universe, our earth is filled with natural laws, which means that something orchestrated these laws for the things to exist.
Science cannot explain how life began or what life is. What are the chances of life coming from non life? Has anyone seen anything come from nothing?
Even the bible does not teach something came from nothing but that God is the creator, He initiated all that is seen and unseen to exist. As incomprehensible this is to the human mind that a being exists with such power to draw out the cosmos galaxy to galaxy that it is nearly incomprehensible to measure the vastness, that is what we are confronted with.
Only with a crises of faith in Christianity has it opened the door for young people to be corralled in with a philosophy of no hope. No doubt the failings of certain Christian ministers have given a boost to those who take “there is no God” position. But if we were to use this same standard then those who failed in sports taking drugs for enhancement or those who cheat in marriage would negate these as well. In fact you cannot find anything of man that is pristine without flaw.
Atheist insist that a miracle is simply a natural occurrence which science has not found an explanation for yet. Reminds me of their argument of the beginning of the universe… we don’t really know what began it but we are sure it can’t be God. With intelligent arguments like these its no wonder everyone has not converted. While they use arguments to blame religions for all the wars committed we should not forget that Karl Marx once a professed Christianity and turned to atheism. Calling it “scientific materialism,” his communism believed nothing existed except the physical world. Which would only be what the eye could. But everything that is seen is made of things unseen. “For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse...” (Romans 1:20). Was this a estimated guess, or imagination for the apostle Paul to write such an exact observation of our modern science nearly 2,000 years ago?
The “mathematics, upon which all other science rests, irrefutably disproves both Atheism and evolution. We need a brief review of math in order to proceed. For example, ten to the second power is expressed as 102. It means 10 squared, which is 100. Ten to the 4th power (104) is not twice as much as 102, it is actually 100 times larger. So 104 means one with 4 zeroes after it. The “2” and “4” are called exponents. Thus 108 means one with 8 zeros after it. It is not twice 104 but 10,000 times greater (i.e., add four more zeroes). This is what is known as increasing “exponentially.” The numbers quickly become too large to comprehend.
This is why huge numbers must be expressed by exponents. It is much easier to write 1010 than to write 10,000,000,000; easier to write 1050 than to write a one with 50 zeroes after it. Imagine trying to multiply such numbers! But expressed exponentially, it is easy to multiply. One simply adds the exponents. Thus 103 (1,000) multiplied by 106 (1,000,000) equals 109 (1,000,000,000).
To show how things increase exponentially, suppose you tear in half a piece of paper, put one piece on top of the other and tear the two in half, then keep doing this 50 times. Think this could be done by hand? No! The number of resulting pieces is expressed mathematically as 250. If the paper was 1/500th of an inch thick, multiplying that thickness times 250 tells how tall the stack of paper would be. Any guesses? It would be nearly 35,539,770 miles high!
When it comes to life, the mathematics become even more impossible to imagine.”
(Faith Is Strengthened by Challenge Hunt, Dave May 1, 2008)
Atheists are so offended by the word God they are bent on removing all manger scenes and crosses from public places, anything that would refer to God or the Bible. Yet they seem to ignore all the OTHER religions i.e Islam. But Christianity is the focus of their belligerence.
There are some atheists that are leading the charge that are ingenious dimwits Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, and Christopher Hitchens. Militant Musers that have invented schemes to convince the naïve and uneducated the possibility of the impossible. Preaching to their own choir, which cannot recognize how out of tune they are with reality.
A-theism (atheism) is an absence of a belief in God but people deny many things in life that do not suit their worldview but this does not make them right. Atheists ask how can we know that God exists? How do I know that atheists exist? Because they have proven their existence, how? By writing, by communicating to certain people. This is the same we can see for God, he put order in nature, down to the minutest particles, the DNA. He had communicated to certain people and gave them a consistent revelation of himself.
The Creator made man gave him the ability to think and make decisions. This ability makes him morally responsible to the one He depends on - God. Atheism tries to escape this responsibility
The atheists deny there is any purpose or meaning to life except what we assign to it.
Richard Dawkins says, “Faith is one of the world’s great evils....[It is] belief that isn’t based on evidence [and] the principal vice of any religion.”
Yet atheists use a type of "faith" each day. They must trust the pilot whose plane they get on – the doctor if they are on a operating table. Even while driving their car on the road they must trust traffic signals and other drivers. What evidence do they have that all these things will function without a problem when they do not 100% of the time. So it is really about trusting what they cannot see and not rely only on their own senses.
When you look at a building you do not see the builders but you know there had to be someone who built and someone designed it.
Look into the sky at night: how far it extends, far beyond what can be seen by the eye or a telescope.
Ps 19:1-4 The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows His handiwork. Day unto day utters speech, and night unto night reveals knowledge. There is no speech nor language where their voice is not heard. Their line has gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them He has set a tabernacle for the sun."
Seeing is believing to an atheist. Even Charles Darwin was perplexed over the eye… “To suppose that the eye, with all its inimitable [matchless] contrivances [plans] for adjusting the focus to different distances, for admitting different amounts of light, and for the correction of spherical and chromatic aberration, could have been formed by natural selection, seems, I freely confess, absurd in the highest possible degree” (Charles Darwin, 1859, The Origin of Species p. 217)
What of our DNA, the building blocks of life. One cell contains approximately the same amount as1,000 500 page books. DNA is so small that if it was like a thin wire, it would stretch out around the circumference of the earth over 30 times. And all this contains information for the make up of life.
Nobel Prize winner Linus Pauling, “Just one living cell in the human body is, more complex than New York City”(Dave Hunt, In Defense of the Faith, p.22)
Psalm 94:8-9: “Understand, you senseless among the people; And you fools, when will you be wise? He who planted the ear, shall He not hear? He who formed the eye, shall He not see?”
David Hume a skeptic of Christianity said, “I never asserted so absurd a proposition as that anything might arise without a cause.” All things have a cause except those things that are uncaused, which would be the originator and would be of necessity eternally existing.
Can an inanimate, unintelligent, something produce an intelligent unique living creature[s]? Can this it, plus chance, plus time actually bring forth something so complex, so unique and so intelligent to have the ability to also create.
Or is it the way the Bible states:
Gen. 1:27: “So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.”
I will leave that for you to decide.