Is belief in God rational? Atheists will say that the reason they don’t believe in God is because they haven’t yet seen the evidence that a God or gods exists.
Atheists go as far as saying that the belief in God or in gods is irrational, delusional, childish and even dangerous.
Indeed whilst many dangerous and strange things have been done in the name of religion, such an argument cannot be used as proof that God does not indeed exist.
No one looks at a painting and wonder if there is a painter. Nor does anyone discover a watch on the ground and wonder if there is a watchmaker. So the question is: why would anyone look at creation and wonder if there is a Creator? Why would anyone look at creation and come to the conclusion that a Creator does not exist? Therefore, is there any rationality behind atheism?
Does The Universe Have A Beginning and Where Did It Come From?
Most scientists believe that the universe had a beginning. Therefore if the universe had a beginning, then there must have been a first cause for that beginning. The universal law of cause and effect states that for every effect there is a definite cause. Likewise for every cause, there is a definite effect.
If the word “nothing” can be defined as the absence of space, matter and time, then would it be rational thinking to believe that the universe came from nothing? Would it be rational to believe that nothing can create something? Has anyone ever seen nothing create something?
However, many atheists would have people believe that the universe came from nothing. For example, well-known cosmologist and atheist Lawrence Krauss is on record for teaching that the universe came from nothing. He is not alone in believing this theory.
So is this belief that the universe came from nothing really rational? Has there ever been a recorded and observed scientific experiment to reveal that indeed something visible and tangible can be derived or produced from nothing? The answer is NO. There is no evidence that nothing can create or produce something. Yet many atheists irrationally believe so.
Does Everything In The Universe Exist By Chance / Accident?
Atheists would have people believe that the universe existed by mere chance or by accident over billions of years, and that life came into existence through the process of evolution.
Imagine there was a big explosion. What are the chances that a sudden explosion of gases and chemicals will produce water, life, creatures, houses, cars, buildings and so on? If this question seems irrational – that’s because it is irrational to believe that a big explosion can create anything as complex as the universe.
Atheists traditionally believe in the Big Bang theory. However recently a Forbes article has certain scientists claiming a new theory that the Big Bang wasn’t the beginning after all.
Again the atheist must be challenged with the rationality of whether or not everything happens by chance or accident. For example, is a painting or a wrist watch created by chance or accident?
So how is it possible then that something as complex as the universe can be the result of chance? How can it be possible that every single life-form on earth is the result of an accident?
If the universe and everything in it are the result of an accident – then why does it seem that all things are subject to scientific, mathematical and natural laws.
The fact that laws of nature exist – this means that there must be a law-giver. Laws cannot exist without a law-giver. It would be irrational to believe that life and the universe are a product of random chance.
Why Don’t Atheists Know The Origin of Life?
The question that most atheists cannot answer is the issue of the origin of life. If atheists cannot answer the question of: what is the origin of life – then how can they claim that there is no God? How can they prove that God is not the source of all life?
Would it be rational to believe that non-life can create life? Is there scientific and observable evidence of non-life creating living organisms or any kind of life?
There is however undeniable evidence that life gives birth to life – or that life is sourced from a life source.
Therefore if the pattern is undeniable and true that life creates life – then it should be rational to belief that all life on earth began with an intelligent living Being – God.
So would it really be rational to believe that life originated from a non-living source? Would it really be rational to believe that a non-living source can create anything as complex as the universe or the life-forms on earth?
Is There Evidence of a Creator?
Even though the atheist has never seen or spoken to Leonardo da Vinci, the atheist believes that Leonardo da Vinci painted the Mona Lisa.
It would be irrational if the atheist claimed that Leonardo da Vinci never ever existed at all – and that the Mona Lisa, with every detailed brushstroke and colour was designed and created from nothing – or by mere random chance.
Romans 1:20 says “For His invisible attributes, namely, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse.”
According to Romans 1:20, the evidence of a Creator is in the fact that creation exists. Just as a painting is evidence of a painter, the universe and all of creation is evidence that there is a Creator who created the universe. We may not have visibly seen the Creator but we see evidence of His existence through His creation.
Psalms 14:1 says that “The fool says in his heart, ‘There is no God’…”
This scripture is not saying that an atheist is unintelligent. However it is exposing the irrationality of atheism. If anything that is man-made has its creator – then why not believe that nature and all of the universe have a Creator?
So is the atheist rational in his/her disbelief in the existence of God? Does it make sense to believe that a creation of any kind can exist without a creator? Is it rational to believe that nothing can create something? Does it make sense to believe all of life on earth is the result of one big accident?
A Message To Atheists
Be open to the rationality and the sensibility that a Creator of the universe exists. Remember that there is no scientific or observable evidence that nothing can create something. Be open to the fact that for every effect, there is a cause. Be open to the fact that the universe was not created by accident.