The atheist Oxford professor Richard Dawkins said, “One of the things that is wrong with religion is that it teaches us to be satisfied with answers which are not really answers at all.”
When asked to state the main difference between believers and atheists, Richard Dawkins unhesitatingly quipped: “Well, we’re bright”. [(Castillo, Brent (2007), “Is U.S. Ready for an Atheist Revolution?” The Wichita Eagle, October 11].
Atheists are bright?
But in order to be an atheist, one must know that God does not exist. That means that one must possess evidence that proves that God does not exist. In fact, the atheist must know (and thus be able to prove) the following:
1. Matter is eternal, having existed non-contingently, without a beginning.
2. Matter is all that exists.
3. Matter has always existed.
4. No one piece of matter is worth any more than any other piece of matter.
5. By sheer chance, dead matter became living matter.
6. By sheer chance, dead matter became conscious matter.
7. By sheer chance, dead matter became a human being.
8. By sheer chance, dead matter developed conscience.
But the atheist CAN NOT know or prove any of these eight items!
Even modern science acknowledges that the Universe is not eternal (Miller, Jeff (2007), “God and the Laws of Thermodynamics: A Mechanical Engineer’s Perspective,” Reason & Revelation, 27:25-31, April).
In fact, these eight points are but a fraction of many barriers to proving atheism. So, the atheist can’t prove the very things that must be proven in order to assert that God does not exist.
“Professing to be wise, they became fools.” (Romans 1:22).
Richard Dawkins said,
“Religion is about turning untested belief into unshakable truth through the power of institutions and the passage of time.”
Mr. Dawkins, aren’t you yourself guilty of not providing evidence to your own beliefs?