“Another source of conviction in the existence of God, connected with the reason and not with the feelings, impresses me as having much more weight. This follows from the extreme difficulty or rather impossibility of conceiving this immense and wonderful universe, including man with his capacity of looking far backwards and far into futurity, as the result of blind chance or necessity. When thus reflecting I feel compelled to look… Read More
“As we conquer peak after peak we see in front of us regions full of interest and beauty, but we do not see our goal, we do not see the horizon; in the distance tower still higher peaks, which will yield to those who ascend them still wider prospects, and deepen the feeling, the truth of which is emphasized by every advance in science, that ‘Great are the Works of… Read More
No matter who you are, you’ve heard it before, or maybe you have even said it yourself:
“Belief in God is not scientific. I don’t believe in God because I prefer a scientific view of the world.”
When I hear this assertion, sometimes I respond by doing my best impression of the character Lumbergh (played by Gary Cole) from the classic comedy film Office Space:
“Ooh…Yeah. I’m going to have… Read More
“Both religion and science require a belief in God. For believers, God is in the beginning, and for physicists He is at the end of all considerations… To the former He is the foundation, to the latter, the crown of the edifice of every generalized world view.”
“There can never be any real opposition between religion and science; for the one is the complement of the other. Every serious and… Read More
Don’t make the mistake the King of Siam made, hundreds of years ago. Hearing from Dutch visitors about riding horses on top of rivers that became so cold that they became hard like stone, this ruler “knew that the men were liars.” Because the king lived in a tropical region, before the advent of mass communication and rapid transportation, his perceptual framework did not allow for the possibility of frozen… Read More
But where did God come from?
Atheists allege that if one cannot explain where God came from, theism cannot be viewed as a legitimate explanation for such things as the origin of life and the origin of the universe.
The more time one spends debating atheists online, the more one will realize that this is likely the most prominent argument in favor of atheism present on the internet today. It… Read More