As a Christian, I have engaged in several impassioned debates about God and creation with a number of atheists. I can understand why someone might dismiss a particular religion, but I don’t quite understand how any reasonable person can dismiss the existence of a Higher Power. There are lots of mysteries and unanswered questions about who God is exactly. But if you take a look around, it’s pretty hard to buy into the theory that the entire universe and all its wonders resulted from a big bang.
If you know anything at all about Christianity in particular, it’s easy to see how one can question the legitimacy of the Bible and the claim that it is God’s word. Few documents in the universe are as complicated and controversial. Personally, I have many issues with the Old Testament; there are so many things I simply don’t understand. But, as a Christian, I am driven by faith and embrace the Bible unconditionally as the word of God.
Here’s what puzzles me. I can accept the fact that not every person walking the Earth shares my religious beliefs. Some people worship Allah, some Buda, others a Golden Calf. Most people believe in some form of God or Divine Being or Creator. But atheists don’t. They subscribe to the notion that the universe and all its wonders are the result of some random event.
How could this be? How did total nothingness evolve to the universe and all its wonders? Let’s forget about religion and examine this from a scientific perspective. Doesn’t intelligent design suggest an intelligent designer? Isn’t this a scientific axiom? I’ve asked atheists to explain how the universe came to be, but not one can come up with a plausible explanation. Atheists do not rely on faith; they embrace science and logic. Supposedly anyway. If this is true, why can’t they come up with a scientific explanation of our existence?
Did you ever watch an airplane zooming down a runway and lift off into the air? Was the creation of this airplane a random event? Was there an explosion in a scrap metal yard which resulted in the creation of an airplane? Did all the metal, glass, electrical components, gauges, wings, seats, rivets randomly form an airplane, or was its intelligent design created by an intelligent designer?
I challenge any atheist in the world to offer a plausible, scientific explanation of where we came from, without the element of faith.