I don’t have enough faith to be an atheist

before-big-bang

It takes a lot of faith to believe that…

Order came from disorder
Uniformity came from the accidental
Intelligence came from non-intelligence
Design came from chaos
Personality came from non-personality
Love came from hard matter
Something came from nothing

–Mike Robinson
Adapted

12 thoughts on “I don’t have enough faith to be an atheist

      • Yes. A good place to start is the book “The Big Bang” by Simon Singh. While not a technical work, it is well-written and covers most of the essential points, as well as the history of how the relevant discoveries were made.

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    • What makes more sense . . .

      Everything coming to exist spontaneously out of nothing on its own, or an All Powerful Being designing and creating the universe?

      Which one would you put your money on?

      We regularly observe human beings design and create things (out of existing matter). It happens all the time. Intelligent beings do things like that.

      But for nothing to turn into something out of nowhere by itself? Now we’re talking absurdity. Where do you find an example of that?

      I believe in the virgin birth of Christ. You believe in the virgin birth of the universe.

      I think your story is the LEAST believable.

      You have remarkable faith!

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      • You are asking the wrong question, that is why you incorrectly assume I have remarkable faith.
        What makes more sense… Everything coming into existence spontaneously out of nothing on it’s own, or an all powerful being coming into existence spontaneously out of nothing in it’s own? Why do you ignore the question of God coming into existence? You’re being lazy and just assuming that is possible without question. Don’t skip to a god creating the universe, question if God coming from nowhere is more logical than the Big Bang. Or are you going to take the easy route and say ‘he was just always there’?

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      • If we are going to ask, who created God? then the question arises, and who created his creator? And then we’ll have to ask, and who made the one who created him? We can go on endlessly with that, ad infinitum.

        Ultimately we get have to face the fact that we are left with two possible options: Everything started with Somebody, or everything started with nothing. That’s what we end up with.

        Scientists are pretty well unanimous on the fact that the universe is not eternal, but had a beginning. It is basically a proven fact.

        I believe SOMEBODY made everything. You believe NOTHING made everything.

        You still have the biggest problem.

        How does NOTHING + NOTHING = SOMETHING. If you can find good hard evidence for something to pop out of nothing, then you may have something to build your atheism on.

        If you are honest enough to admit it is pure nonsense, you will find yourself forced to consider the alternate…

        And it may just be the most wonderful discovery you ever make.

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      • I’m sorry you are wrong. What scientist says ‘nothing’ created everything? And are you saying just because we will ask forever who created the creator, you are just going to abandon the question? You use the excuse that the questions will go back forever to refrain from anything else other than ‘God did it’. This is just lazy.

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  1. Prof. Stephen Hawking attempts to explain how the big bang emerged from a state of nothingness. “Because there is a law such as gravity, the universe can and will create itself from nothing,” he writes. “Spontaneous creation is the reason there is something rather than nothing, why the universe exists, why we exist.”
    Prof. John Lennox responds: “Nonsense remains nonsense, even when talked by world-famous scientists.”

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  2. You asked about scientists…? Here’s another:

    “Science is incompetent to reason upon the creation of matter itself out of nothing. We have reached the utmost limit of our thinking faculties when we have admitted that because matter cannot be eternal and self-existent it must have been created.”
    –Physicist and mathematician James Clerk Maxwell, who is credited with formulating classical electromagnetic theory and whose contributions to science are considered to be of the same magnitude as those of Einstein and Newton.

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