November 17, 2008 1:42pm
|Danny has to keep the debate in a box that stays within his comfort zone. This is typical of many zealots, theist or atheist. They are so radical in their belief that they lose all objectivity and can't afford a foray into the unknown. Loss of objectivity causes the following:
- Only considers facts that support their position
- Disregards arguments to the contrary (ie, "I don't want to hear X")
- Displays a tendency to contort or take statements out of context if doing so appears to strengthen their case
- Makes glaring generalities (ie, ALL Christians do X or Y)
Based on the statements he's made here, Danny has committed every one of these errors in his research. As such, anything Danny claims should be viewed with extreme skepticism and assumed to be false. Same goes for any other radical.
Danny says he has taken his review of the bible, science, and history to arrive at the conclusion that there is no God. That's fine. That's his opinion. But nothing he has provided, nor any human being has ever provided, is conclusive proof that God does not exist. Some atheists that I have read acknowledge this, even Richard Dawkins (much to the dismay of radicals).
For me it all boils down to this: Where did everything come from? Nothing I've read from scientific or even atheist sources can address this question. Every evolutionary theory chain of events starts from somewhere other that the beginning but never offers an explanation of how it began. In fact many have taken Danny's tact of "And don't give me the argument: where did the molecules come from, or the atoms, or the particles that make up the atoms, etc." The Big Bang Theory with it's infinitely small but super massive particle has been pushed aside in favor of some super hot ball of radiation. Either way, how did that initial stuff get there? That question, along with the vast superiority of humans in the animal kindom, and events in world history lead me to believe there is a God. Because they cannot scientifically prove otherwise, Danny and other radical atheists should allow me to have my belief and to have it offered as a possibile explanation for the origin of the universe. Funny, they use the same tactics (lobbies, lawsuits, propaganda, etc) to squelch Creationism or ID that Danny blasts Christians for.
So, Danny, using your own words "since all scientific evidence is obtained through observation and testing," give me the scientific evidence that something started from nothing, all by itself, and began the chain of events you call evolution. Prove that first before you tell me I can't say that a supreme being set it motion.