Reasons for Faith
How Science Continuously Affirms Christianity
How Genetics Affirms Biblical Narrative of Man's Creation
Archaeology Finds in Egypt and Israel Affirm Bible
How Statistics Affirms Scripture as Word of God
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Evolution
What The Human Genome Says About Humanity's Origins
Is There Neanderthal DNA Mixed in Human DNA
How Human DNA is Similar to Chimpanzee DNA - And Not
What is the "Culture Explosion"
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Autonomy
Is Free Will Only an Illusion
Are Criminals Responsible for Their Actions
Do Evil People Ever Escape Justice
Is There Objective Morality or is Everything Subjective
Is Ultimate Justice Possible When Evil Often Triumphs
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Survival
Christians are Happier, Wealthier, More Educated and Live Longer,
Christians Support Secular Charities, Feed the Poor,
Support the Arts and Volunteer More than Anybody Else
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Origins of Universe
The Universe is Not Infinite in Age or Extent
What is a "Multiverse" and Why Important
The Universe was Created for Life
Physical Constants Fine Tuned for Life
Earth Designed for Intelligent Life
What is the "Cosmic Background Radiation" and Why Important
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New Life
Chiral Molecules and Life
Creation of Life in Lab
Role of Information in Life Origins
What is "Structured Complexity" and Why Important
Can Life Porteins Be Made by Chance
Was Life Introduced by Meteors
What is the "Cambrian Explosion"
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Scripture Confirmed by Science
Cryptologic Evaluation of Old Testament
Extra-Biblical Evidence for Christ
Old Testament Predictions about Christ
Extra-Biblical Chronology of Christmas Story
Prophet Daniel and Palm Sunday
Prophet Ezekiel and Date of Crucifixion
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The Reasons for Faith

It Takes Faith to be an Atheist

Atheism is a worldview that requires faith, just like any religion.

And yes, atheism is a religion.  Atheists now have their own churches in which they meet on Sunday.  Furthermore, federal courts have frequently defined atheism as a religion.  For example, the Supreme Court in School District of Abington Township v. Schempp, the court recognized that “the State may not establish a religion of secularism in the sense of affirmatively opposing or showing hostility to religion, thus preferring those who believe in no religion over those who do believe."  The Supreme Court has held that non-theistic viewpoints can qualify as religious when they “occupy the same place in [a person’s] life as the believe in a traditional deity holds,” “occupy … a place parallel to that filled by God in traditional religious persons,” or comprise “an aspect of human thought and action which profoundly relates the life of man to the world in which he lives.”  In another case, the U.S. Supreme Court specifically listed “secular humanism” as a religious viewpoint.”  Finally, the Seventh Circuit Court likewise observed that “the Court has adopted a broad definition of ‘religion’ that includes non-theistic and atheistic beliefs, as well as theistic ones.”  They went on to say that the “Supreme Court has recognized atheism as equivalent to a ‘religion’ for purposes of the First Amendment on numerous occasions.”  Finally, the court noted that “If we think of religion as taking a position on divinity, then atheism is indeed a form of religion.”

Most atheists (or Christians) don’t have an exhaustive knowledge of science, philosophy, history, archaeology, and comparative religion to support their belief.  Does an atheist know for sure there is no God?  Has he investigated every argument and evidence for the existence of God? Could he answer every objection to atheism?

Of course not.

Believers in the atheist worldview, just like Christianity, are dealing with probability rather than certainty.  It takes faith to believe God does not exist just like it takes faith to believe he does.

The less evidence you have for your position, the greater amount of faith you must possess – either to believe in a God or not.

Believe the Evidence

We live in a wonderful time in human history when knowledge is doubling about every 13 months

This explosion of knowledge strongly supports conclusions consistent with Christianity and inconsistent with atheism.

A few examples:

  • The scientific evidence overwhelmingly confirms the universe exploded into being out of nothing.  Either someone created something out of nothing (the Christian view) or something can from nothing (the atheist view);
  • The simplest life contains the information equivalent of 1000 encyclopedias.  Christians believe this information came from an intelligent source; atheists believe this information came from nonintelligent natural forces.  Christians have evidence to support their conclusion – atheists do not and so require more faith;
  • Believers in the Christian worldview tend to live wealthier, happier, longer, more charitable lives, supporting society by paying more taxes, staying out of trouble, and have greater education than atheists;
  • Archaeology supports the Judeo-Christian narrative; ancient artifacts, discovery of ancient civilizations, and concurrence of historical events and timeframe with the Biblical narrative
  • Recent genetic discoveries support the Christian worldview; there is no “junk DNA,” humans arose from very few individuals only one time in history in the Middle East, humans are not descended from chimpanzees or other hominids;
  • Origin of life scientists now believe life could not have originated on Earth; while atheists believe somewhere, somehow life spontaneously happened even though the finest molecular biology labs cannot manufacture life;
  • Tens of thousands of generations of the bacteria Escherichia coli have failed to produce a new species; spontaneous mutations produced loss of function rather than new genetic information thus agreeing with the Christian narrative and not atheistic Darwinian evolution;

And I could list many more - and will in this site.  New scientific advances affirm Christianity - and counter the atheistic worldview.  

It is taking progressively more faith to be an atheist as Christianity is affirmed by advances in science.

It is a great time to be a Christian - the story continues to unfold.

 

Why This Is Important

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Stephen Hawking

"Almost everyone now believes that the universe and time itself had a beginning at the big bang."

Alexander Vilenkin

"All the evidence we have says that the universe had a beginning."

Robert Jastrow

"The seed of everything that has happened in the Universe was planted in that first instant; every star, every planet and every living creature in the Universe came into being as a result of events that were set in motion in the moment of the cosmic explosion. It was literally the moment of Creation"

William Craig