I am not here for preaching and is always open to a sincere and logical argument. Human beings are unique because we are blessed with free will and intellect. We can analyze things at our own and no one can force their ideas on anyone. I always take good things from anyone with any ideology and try to convey my message with logic and respect.
In your previous post I did not see any question which I need to answer other than who created God and I have already answered that. To continue our dialogue, can you answer few question below for me:
1. How Do You Determine What’s Right & What’s Wrong?
I gave example in my previous post that stealing is generally considered bad. But if it benefits a person who is also extremely powerful and all law enforcement agencies are under him, how do you convince him that stealing is bad?
2. How Do You Deal With Guilt & Sin in Your Life?
No matter what moral beliefs we may have, all people have felt guilt in their life. Every person including the atheist has felt that they have done wrong in their life and may have felt guilt or remorse or depression as a result. I have mentioned this in one of my post in this thread and used this argument to prove that there is a higher power who is built consciousness within every human being to differentiate between good and bad. Our conscious constantly reminds us when we do something wrong and many people instead of listening to their consciousness use drugs and alcohol to shut off this alarm system. Just like in case of a fire alarm we should run away from source of fire instead of shutting off the fire alarm; we should listen to our consciousness and keep ourselves away from things which result is guilt.
The question however is: How do atheists deal with guilt and sin in their life? What do atheists do to remove guilt or sin in their hearts?
3. Do You Act According To What You Believe or According To What You Lack In Belief?
If atheism is simply a lack in belief in God, then do atheists act according to what they believe in – or do they act according to their lack of belief.
Everyone BELIEVES in something or someone. Our beliefs drive us. What we believe in affects our life and ultimately our destiny.
The truth is – we don’t have to see something in order to believe in it. All humans have the ability to believe.
Atheists have NO EVIDENCE that non-life can create life but yet they BELIEVE it.
Atheists have NO EVIDENCE as to HOW the universe was created yet they BELIEVE their theories.
Atheists have NO EVIDENCE dinosaurs turned into birds but yet they BELIEVE it.
Therefore the atheist does not behave according to what he lacks belief in – but he behaves according to what he believes in even if that belief is wrong.
The source of our faith however should not be our own intelligence – but the source of our faith should be God and His word.
True faith does not come by hearing the word of man but true faith comes by hearing the word of God.
4. Can You Prove HOW the Universe Was Created?
There is no evidence pertaining to the evolutionist explanation for origin of life. All evolutionist explanations for the origin of life and the creation of the universe remain merely as theories, presumptions and hypothesis. The reason is because there is no scientific proof that for example, life may have evolved from non-life or that life resulted due to a “big bang”.
Therefore atheists cannot prove how the universe was created. It actually takes faith to believe some of the theories that evolutionists have suggested.
5. Can You Prove That God Does Not Exist?
When asked this question atheists argue that it’s not up to them to provide evidence for proof of God. The problem however with their argument is that if they claim God doesn’t exist then they should provide the evidence.
If atheists have never visited every planet; or if they have never been to every part of the universe; or if they have never seen every star in outer space – then how can they prove that God does not exist?
Atheism in itself is merely a CLAIM – it is NOT a fact.
Atheism is NOT merely a lack of belief – it is an NONFACTUAL CLAIM that God does not exist because there is no proof that He doesn’t exist.
6. Do You Know Where You’re Going When You Die?
The atheist cannot prove that heaven and hell does not exist. However, what a tragic day it will be when the atheist discovers the existence of hell and heaven because there is no going back and there is no second chance.
Does heaven and hell exist? Yes these places do and logically we can prove that. One of the question I asked above is how you define good and bad. The answer to that question is linked to this question. One more thing you can think upon is the justice system. If a person kill 5 million people and never get caught and dies, do you think justice is done? Even if he is caught, he may be sentenced for life. Is that the justice to take his life at the cost of 5 million innocent lives?
God has put eternity in our hearts. This means that in our mind or soul God has placed within us a spiritual longing or desire for eternal fulfillment inside of us; God has put that sense inside us that there is more to life than the mere physical and natural things that we touch and see.