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Message Subject A Christian's opinion about Atheists arguments against the existence of God. (Discussion thread)
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"Essentially, I realized that to stay an atheist, I would have to believe that nothing produces everything; non-life produces life; randomness produces fine-tuning; chaos produces information; unconsciousness produces consciousness; and non-reason produces reason. Those leaps of faith were simply too big for me to take, especially in light of the affirmative case for God's existence and Jesus' resurrection (and, hence, his divinity). In other words, in my assessment the Christian worldview accounted for the totality of the evidence much better than the atheistic worldview."

Lee Strobel, former Atheist
 Quoting: Drummy 29358702

Strobel's arguments would only apply to Christians. First off, no one knows if there ever was a man named Jesus who walked the earth. There is absolutely no proof he existed. If someone as magnificent as Jesus supposedly lived, don't you think SOMEONE would have recorded his exact birthday? And if hundreds of people supposedly witnessed his resurrection, don't you think some historian would have accurately recorded that date? Yet we use old pagan dates to celebrate the birthday and death day of Jesus.

Why don't we find Jesus in the history books in which our children are taught? It is simply because most people understand that Jesus is a myth, the SUN of God, the SUN who gives light to the world. His entire story is based on pagan mythology and astrology. There were many different rising and dying savior gods before him.

And by simple common sense, you KNOW that no man was born of a virgin. This is scientifically impossible. ANd you know it is impossible for someone to rise up from the dead after being in the grave for days. These kinds of stories are common in mythology but they are not TRUE.

Evolution explains exactly how we got here. That is why it is a difficult course in college. We don't find creationism taught in college because that is not how we got here. Evolutionary biology is a theory, but so is the theory of gravity. Theories have much study behind them from people whose only concern isn't how they can convince themselves that they will live forever. And that is the sole purpose of religion. If you didn't have this false hope that you might live forever, you would discard your religion quickly and never turn back to it again. THINK about it and you will know this is true.

Stroebel says he can't believe that nothing produces everything. But where did God (who is nothing) come from? You can't just imagine that an invisible "man" in the sky existed. Doesn't it make more sense to say that the universe always existed? If you cannot pinpoint exactly who created God (everything has to have a creator, according to the Christian) than you cannot say that God created the world and the universe. You have to define exactly what this God (and who this God) is. If you can't do that, then there is no reason why you should believe in creationism. If you only believe in your religion because you need to have that hope that you will live forever, you are believing for the wrong reasons. TRUTH should be more important to you, if you are an adult.
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