This article has mainly been created in response to the atheist commentors in the Rational Faith article. These atheists found fault with the scientific method which does away with the atheism theory. The scientific method is as follows:
Step One: Sit down.
Step Two: Wish for something to be created in front of you from nothing.
Step Three: Keep wishing.
Step Four: Accept that something cannot be created from nothing. It's illogical and impossible.
Atheism is the belief that this universe randomly and spontaneously exploded into existence from nothing. Such belief defies logic and common sense. The universe was never always here as science has proved and as science has proved that something cannot come from nothing, the logical conclusion is that a eternal, everlasting, all-powerful, timeless and infinite being was behind the creation of the universe.
What was the atheist response to this? The atheist response to this was that this also applied to God. Instead of the atheist conjuring up a counter argument to this (they couldn't because it did away with their theory) they applied it to God. Let's begin with debunking their argument:
The Big Bang theory says that the universe had a beginning and therefore was created. The theory was actually first proposed by a Catholic Priest, astronomer and professor of physics called Georges Lemaître. The theory has vast evidence and is now widely accepted by all. The proof of an expanding universe also supports the theory. The Big Bang theory actually agrees with Genesis in that everything was created and certain atheist scientists actually rejected the The Big Bang theory when it was first proposed because it implied creation. The Big Bang theory - and the evidence for it - does away with the atheist theory that the universe always existed.
The atheists still won't accept that God is the more logical idea than the idea of creation out of nothing. They say that like the universe, God couldn't have always existed but they miss one major fact:
TIME WAS CREATED WITH THE UNIVERSE.
What does this mean? This means that there's no such thing as time beyond the universe. There's no beginning, no middle and no end. Whatever is beyond the universe is timeless and has always existed and will always exist whether the atheist likes it or not. The idea of time is that there's a beginning, a middle and an end. So where there is no such thing as time, beginnings, middles and ends cannot exist. God is beyond the universe (since he created it) and therefore doesn't exist in time and space. He is timeless, infinite and endless. He had no beginning.
What's the atheist response to this?
Atheist: "Maybe the same can be said for the universe!"
WRONG! As explained above, THE BIG BANG THEORY SAYS THAT THE UNIVERSE HAD A BEGINNING - IT WAS CREATED. SCIENCE DISAGREES WITH THE ATHEIST.
Anything beyond time doesn't need a creator because it doesn't have a beginning. The only other counter attack the atheist now has is this:
Atheist: "Who said that whatever is behind the universe is God? It could have been a dumb and unconscious force that formed into the universe or produced it somehow."
Unlikely. Dumb and unconscious forces do not produce mechanisms which work in harmony with one another. Dumb and unconscious forces do not produce order. We observe death, life, rebirth and recycling in this universe. When a star dies and a supernova happens, nebula is often produced. Nebula goes onto give birth to more stars. There we observe death equaling more life. Stars are also one of the greatest forces in this universe and contain greater gravitational pull than any planet. Is it a coincidence that the source that grows our crops, keeps us warm and gives us light also holds us in orbit around it? No. To say otherwise would simply be ignorant and stupid. Unconscious, dumb and accidental forces will not create such order by accident. We can observe unconscious and dumb forces in this world such as tornadoes which only leave death and destruction in their wake. This does away with the atheist argument of an unconscious force producing the universe. If this was the case, the universe would probably have no gravity, no order and no harmony. Chaos rarely - if at all - produces anything of worth. It's more logical to believe that this force was intelligent and PURPOSELY created the universe and us.
Here are some sites on The Big Bang theory:
The night sky presents the viewer with a picture of a calm and unchanging Universe. So the 1929 discovery by Edwin Hubble that the Universe is in fact expanding at enormous speed was revolutionary. Hubble noted that galaxies outside our own Milky Way were all moving away from us, each at a speed proportional to its distance from us. He quickly realized what this meant that there must have been an instance in time (now known to be about 14 billion years ago) when the entire Universe was contained in a single point in space. The Universe must have been born in this single violent event which came to be known as the "Big Bang."
A Belgian priest named Georges Lemaître first suggested the big bang theory in the 1920s when he theorized that the universe began from a single primordial atom. The idea subsequently received major boosts by Edwin Hubble's observations that galaxies are speeding away from us in all directions, and from the discovery of cosmic microwave radiation by Arno Penzias and Robert Wilson.
Big bang proponents suggest that some 10 billion to 20 billion years ago, a massive blast allowed all the universe's known matter and energy-even space and time themselves-to spring from some ancient and unknown type of energy.
Notice that the second site says that space and time themselves were created with The Big Bang. The same site mentions the BEGINNING of the universe. Once again, the atheist's argument of God being created is done away with. God existed before the universe and would have to had to, to have created it. Science has shown us that the universe had a beginning, time had a beginning and that anything out of the universe would be timeless. Atheism now has no legs to stand on. Science is against it.
What's the atheist's response now? They won't try to debunk the argument because it CAN'T be debunked. They will either try to turn the argument around without defending their debunked atheism theory or they will say this:
Atheist: "How are you sure that this god is the Christian God."
Irrelevant. This article is discussing atheism and not proof of the Abrahamic God. Atheism is still debunked and Sikhs, Muslims, Jews, Christians and all others who believe in a god or gods agree. Proof for the Abrahamic God can be found through the archaeological evidence supporting events from The Bible. Proof can be found in the countless miracles attributed to the name of Jesus and the growth of Christianity in Rome where it was once persecuted. Christianity arose fast and quick because the people witnessed miracles. Christianity is the largest religion in the world and the early adherents must have been so sure of their faith to sacrifice their lives for it as they were torn limb from limb by lions in the Roman arenas. This is all irrelevant though and I know that the atheist - with no argument to defend their destroyed belief - will now nitpick and probably focus on this last section.
Atheism is so senseless & odious to mankind that it never had many professors. Can it be by accident that all birds beasts & men have their right side & left side alike shaped (except in their bowells) & just two eyes & no more on either side the face & just two ears on either side the head & a nose with two holes & no more between the eyes & one mouth under the nose & either two fore leggs or two wings or two arms on the sholders & two leggs on the hipps one on either side & no more? Whence arises this uniformity in all their outward shapes but from the counsel & contrivance of an Author? Whence is it that the eyes of all sorts of living creatures are transparent to the very bottom & the only transparent members in the body, having on the outside an hard transparent skin, & within transparent juyces with a crystalline Lens in the middle & a pupil before the Lens all of them so truly shaped & fitted for vision, that no Artist can mend them? Did blind chance know that there was light & what was its refraction & fit the eys of all creatures after the most curious manner to make use of it? These & such like considerations always have & ever will prevail with man kind to believe that there is a being who made all things & has all things in his power & who is therfore to be feared. --- Isaac Newton