god vs. science
Everything with a beginning requires a cause. This is the Law of Causation, without which, science would be impossible. Atheism has therefore relied on the premise that the universe is eternal (without beginning), and therefore does not require a creator….no origin, no Originator. But modern physics (including Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity) declare that the universe DID have a beginning.
Materialism (in which atheism is rooted) declares that only the material world is real, and that, therefore, human beings are nothing but physical bodies…which have no soul that survives bodily death. But the near-death experience (NDE) phenomenon poses a grave threat to this viewpoint. Therefore, atheist NDE skeptics have gone to great lengths to deny the reality of the NDE phenomenon, which, as NDE researcher Jeffrey Long M.D. states in his book Evidence for the Afterlife, often include a “reunion with deceased loved ones and with God, angels, Jesus.” Viewed in light of all of the evidence, one quickly begins to realize why materialist attempts to explain away the phenomenon fall flat.
Readers of the essay entitled Is There A God (What is the Chance the World is the Result of Chance?) may be interested in knowing some hard numbers with regard to the probability that the universe occurred randomly (i.e. no conscious creator involved). When one examines these numbers, one immediately understands why the Cambridge University astrophysicist Fred Hoyle was justified in saying, “A common sense interpretation of the facts suggests that a superintellect has monkeyed with physics, as well as with chemistry and biology, and that there are no blind forces worth speaking about in nature. The numbers one calculates from the facts seem to me so overwhelming as to put this conclusion almost beyond question.”
Disbelief in God is most frequently presented by atheists as a conclusion arrived at from logical reasoning. But the truth is that atheism is most often the result of psychological and moral causes.
“The question of whether there exists a Creator and Ruler of the Universe has been answered in the affirmative by some of the highest intellects that have ever existed.”
–Charles Darwin, the founder of evolutionary biology, as cited in his book Descent of Man.
The Big Bang theory of the origin of the universe (which enjoys near universal acceptance among astrophysicists) poses a grave threat to atheism. Astrophysicist Christopher Isham puts it best:
“Perhaps the best argument in favor of the thesis that the Big Bang supports theism is the obvious unease with which it is greeted by some atheist physicists. At times this has led to scientific ideas, such as continuous creation or an oscillating universe, being advanced with a tenacity which so exceeds their intrinsic worth that one can only suspect the operation of psychological forces lying very much deeper than the usual desire of a theorist to support his or her theory.”