We’ve been discussing my perceived top 5 reasons why you do not believe in God, and I’m taking my time to reply in segments. I’m dedicating these to our atheist and agnostic friends who are seeking truth. This is my number 1 reason, and you can find a fraction of my response below.
1. You were taught since you were in elementary school that evolution is true. They have all been telling you about the millions of kajillions of years ago, and you’ve gotten the memo. You’ve been told that you’re ancesters were primates, and your ancient relatives are just animals. You’ve read the latest Dawkins’ masterpiece of literature, and are well aware that you are a cosmic accident, and have zero purpose. Then why do you have a deep sense that there is more to you than that?
It’s tough, even unreal, to think that something you’ve been taught your entire life as fact might be completely false. The theory of evolution, coupled with atheism, is really just another world-view of faith. Faith that the world has gotten to it’s marvelous grown-up stature without the intervention of an intelligent designer. And if there was a designer, as some contemporary scientists will claim, life and people were “seeded here” by “alien life forms.” No, that was not a draft from the latest sci-fy novel. That is intellectual prowess at its finest, apparently.
Any theory today has room on the table unless it questions our beginning, and any scientist can earn a chair around that table unless they believe in intelligent design.
Now this is really interesting to me, and here’s why. Science prides itself on asking the hard questions. What…when, where, how, and why. We hypothesize, we test, we ask more questions, and test again and again. In science you don’t throw out anything, unless it’s been proven over and over, or disproven by indisputable proof. Darwin’s Origin of the Species was not, nor is it still, indisputable proof. Even Charles Darwin himself said his own theory was “grievously hypothetical.”
In talking with numerous atheists and agnostics, I’m convinced that ‘indisputable truth’ has less to do with logic and science, and has more to do with an emotional response. Some would respond with a loud and robust “No!” when asked, “If I could prove Christianity to be true, would you become a Christian?” This response shows that this is not just an intellectual issue, but it’s an issue of the heart. Ask yourself this question. What reason do I have in wanting God to be an illusion? Why do you want someone to prove God cannot exist? If you’re a brave soul, put your answer to this question down in our comment box. I’m curious to hear the answers.
Isn’t it interesting that just because someone has a sharp mind, and has earned tenure at a prestigious university, that whatever we hear come out of their mouth we perceive as fact, when in reality there is only that person’s anti-religious views, and philosophical grumblings?
I promise to walk through specifics in upcoming posts.
Science is still supposed to be asking the hard questions. ‘Where did we come from? Why are we here? What are we supposed to be doing? What happens to us when we die? No one has proven God unreal, so if you’re being honest with yourself, there should be questions that start with, If God exists….what am I personally doing here? If God is real…where am I going when I die, and is there more than one choice?
If you ask me, God, in His own best seller, supplies more logical explanations and answers to the big questions than any other theory or sharp-minded professor around. Oh the stories and lessons in the Bible are extraordinary, I give you that, but after all, we’re talking about God.