Apologetic Answers to Atheism 104: Is Reason on the side of the Christian Faith?

                              by
                      Uche Okorie 

It’s been a fun ride scanning through the different argumentative styles.

Now Atheists claim that:

– Reason is on their side.
– Science is on their side.
– Morality is on their side.

Let’s take a brief look at reason.

WHAT IS REASON?

Merriam Webster Dictionary defines Reason as:

A statement or fact that explains why something is the way it is, why someone does, thinks, or says something, or why someone behaves a certain way.
Like I stated earlier: Reason and Belief are not on opposite sides. They are not related. The opposite of reason is irrationality and the opposite of belief is unbelief.
There can be reasonable belief and also irrational unbelief.

Now from the definition, reason is a statement or fact that explains why something is the way it is or does what it does.

Our subject is this universe specially, our planet.

Now what do atheists claim to be the reason for earth’s existence? A Big Bang.

Big Bang Theory

Most of us know of the Big bang theory.

A theory in astronomy that says the universe originated billions of years ago in an explosion from a single point of nearly infinite energy density.

It’s an explosion through which matter came forth and formed what we have as the physical plane.

Now this theory they say, is reason. Let us apply reason here with a few questions.

  • Doesn’t a Big Bang need a big banger?
  • Where did all that nearly infinite mass of energy came from?

Saying that it just appeared is as fictitious as the origin of the sharingan or Captain Planet.

For every effect there has to be a cause (a reason that explains why it and/how it happened)
Scenario:

When you hear a knock on the door. You never assume that the knock knocked itself. It’s irrational. Something or someone must be behind that knock. There’s always a cause.

James’ friend brings you a letter addressed to you. It has on it no information of the sender.

James: “Who brought me this letter?”
Friend: “Erm, no one.”
James(shrugs): “Eh, it happens. Let me just read it.”

No sane person will believe that. The letter must have a cause – a sender. Someone wrote the contents of letter and someone posted it and sent it here.

That’s reason. Every effect gotta have a cause.

Some atheists would say:

“It’s possible the universe came from of nothing.”

Wow!!! That doesn’t sound desperate at all. 

If you hear such an answer. Ask this question:

“Let’s say it’s possible. But is it reasonable ?”

It’s reason we are here for, not possible fairy tales.

#1 It is possible. But is it reasonable that if a monkey bang the computer keyboard many times, it can produce a perfect copy of one of  J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter novel series ?

#2. Is it reasonable that if rats move on a musical keyboard, it will play a perfect Beethoven’s “moonlight” classical music?
Divine Intelligence being the cause

There has to be an Intelligent Divine Entity being the source behind it all. He is the only cause that was uncaused. What We Christians call Eternal.

If you trace everything way back to its source, it gets to a point where you’ll realize that there’s a Supreme Divine intelligent source. This source must be outside and above the material realm to have caused the material realm(Big Bang) to have been formed or created.
Science Teaser

Energy, as we all know from the Law of thermodynamics, can neither be created or destroyed. It changes from one form to another.

That nearly infinite energy of the Big Bang cannot have appeared on its own. It must have been channeled from a source that contains energy in its highest form.

What some call spiritual power – The power that caused the physical plane to form from this Great Divine Intelligent Being.


Conclusion

No matter how you put it, the notion of a Creator sounds more reasonable than the universe just appearing to being with no cause whatsoever.

Reason stands on our side.

Our next session will briefly touch on the statement:

Who’s side is science on?

Excited. Aren’t you? Stay tuned.

Shalom!!!

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4 thoughts on “Apologetic Answers to Atheism 104: Is Reason on the side of the Christian Faith?

  1. The universe didn’t just appear, it has always been here. There are billions of stars with billions of planets orbiting them. If your god is so powerful… why did he only put life on one of them, then go and hide so no-one can see him!

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    1. Hello Andrew. Your first statement is actually in agreement with the write up. We all agree the universe just didn’t appear. But your second statement is now contradicting yourself. When something appears it means simply it wasnt present before it appeared hence it couldn’t have always been around. And every scientific theory about the universe states that “it originated” meaning it has an origin a starting point and could not have always been around.
      Your second sentence is true. May even been more than billions. Your next statement after that is always true our God is All Powerful.

      But your last inputs are both not factual or logical. The human race present technologies amd scientific knowledge, we have not even been able to fully explore our solar system. At the moment it will take us 100 thousand light years just to fully explore the Milky Way. So how can you even make that statement that there is life on only one planet. Without any conclusive proof. That is some close minded egotistical proud thinking.
      Don’t think that way. Its a limited form of thinking. And please don’t limit our ALL POWERFUL GOD. THANK YOU

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    2. But you are entitled to your views and opinions.
      Besides
      No one seeing him is also an understatement. You can say that you haven’t but don’t say that for the rest of us. We cannot see gravity but we know it exist. Not seeing something doesn’t prove that they don’t exist.

      Besides, God introduced himself to the world by revealing himself through a human. He came through this man called Jesus Christ.

      Also, Many Christians experience God and hear from Him daily. If you haven’t. You can say so for yourself but not for everyone.
      God loves you. If you want to experience Him just take time off. Go to your room and ask Him to show himself to you.

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  2. Hello Andrew. Your first statement is actually in agreement with the write up. We all agree the universe just didn’t appear. But your second statement is now contradicting yourself. When something appears it means simply it wasnt present before it appeared hence it couldn’t have always been around. And every scientific theory about the universe states that “it originated” meaning it has an origin a starting point and could not have always been around.
    Your second sentence is true. May even be more than billions. Your next statement after that is always true our God is All Powerful.

    But your last inputs are both not factual or logical. The human race present technologies amd scientific knowledge, we have not even been able to fully explore our solar system. At the moment it will take us 100 thousand light years just to fully explore the Milky Way. So how can you even make that statement that there is life on only one planet. Without any conclusive proof. That is some close minded egotistical proud thinking.
    Don’t think that way. Its a limited form of thinking. And please don’t limit our ALL POWERFUL GOD. THANK YOU

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