The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil and no good, nothing but blind pitiless indifference. ~Richard Dawkins, River Out of Eden: A Darwinian View of Life (1995)
Because there is a law such as gravity, the Universe can and will create itself from nothing. Spontaneous creation is the reason there is something rather than nothing, why the Universe exists, why we exist. ~Stephen W. Hawking in The Grand Design
This is what I do not get: How is it, if we truly are living in a universe without true purpose (we establish our own purpose), no design (no one designed and “created” the universe), with “no evil and no good, nothing but blind pitiless indifference,” where does morality come from?
I mean if God does not exist, only we exist, then why should I live life in the norm? Why should I care if I live or die? If I die and my body lies cold in the grave with no redemption, judgment and punishment, why should I care what other people think? If the scoffing and ridicule of people is all I get after life, what of it? Who cares? It’s my 15 minutes of postmortem “fame” that means NOTHING because all those people who are ridiculing me will die too.
What moral basis is there for me to obey all the rules and laws of the land and not be another Hitler?
While the New Atheist “rails against God, denying us any transcendent point of reference,” explains Christian apologist Ravi Zacharias, “he fully embraces God’s life-defining prerogatives.” It is what Wilson calls “sentimental” atheism. And it doesn’t sound at all like the death of God as pronounced by atheists of days gone by; it sounds rather more like the kids sending God out on a Caribbean cruise and having a party at his house while he’s gone. In other words, the New Atheists want to have their cake and eat it, too. ~Salvo Magazine
Further, if God does not exist, why are Atheists so bent on destroying religion? If it really doesn’t matter, then why get on a soapbox that doesn’t matter? Let me live my life and be done with it.
IF God does not exist and Hebrews 4:12-13 is not true, if the dead are not raised, “Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we die.”
This is Atheism’s Strength
But if God does exist and Hebrews 4:12-13 is true yet you do not believe in God, even if you win, you lose. Without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.
This is Atheism’s Weakness
Christianity provides the best understanding of the reality of the universe. It was created good, man sinned and plunged all of creation into darkness, but Jesus came and died in our place so that we may be re-created in Him and one day will live gloriously with Him for eternity in the New Heaven and New Earth.
In Christianity, God, in Jesus, became man, but in other religions, man becomes god or nothing at all.
I will follow Christ for in Him is life and life abundantly. And if He does not exist (and I seriously doubt He does not exist), I have not lost anything for tomorrow we die and only die.