If only my words and arguments could convert one atheist, I would be more than happy and fulfilled. I am aware that this is an extremely hard task, but hopefully my words will reach their hearts and minds.
In my book, I often address atheists in an attempt to establish a conversation with them and, who knows, convince them that their attitude toward God’s existence is totally inappropriate and senseless. Atheists do not admit it whatsoever, but they are blind to the Truth, and their blindness hinders any effort that we, believers, try to do in order to convert them.
So, in today’s post, I am going to share an excerpt of my book, once again looking to achieve my main goal.
“Now, I would like to question my dear atheists, still blinded by the veil of materialism: If nothing else besides the matter existed, if life were pure chance acting over that matter, and we, human beings, were the last and most perfect product of random evolution, then who could have been here, well before us? Who used his intelligence, knowledge, and ability to do the things that we today are unable to accomplish and are unlikely to accomplish in a predictable future despite our scientific knowledge, technological breakthroughs, and our bright intelligence?
If we are the most perfect, organized handful of dust, if we are the vanguard of evolution and intelligence, who, holding such abilities, was there millions of years before us?
Well, I suppose I may answer on behalf of my proud, reckless fellow disbelievers, for I have been among them, and just like them, I despised all the evidence. As an atheist and materialist, I would have said, “Obviously, there w
as no one there. Only matter existed and it evolved millennium after millennium. Matter, time, fortune and the survival law of the fittest did it all. Your evidence is too weak – insignificant, indeed. It is only vague, uncertain evidence. It proves nothing. There can’t be absolute proof, as this is fallacy. You, like all believers, are trying to prove the existence of the nonexistent. It is impossible. It is ridiculous! Give it up!”
Today, however, that piece of evidence, along with many others, constitutes absolute proof to me. It is impossible to imagine the universe without an intelligent, omniscient, omnipotent cause. It is also impossible to imagine the atm; the molecule; the genome; the cell; the egg; fecundation; the gestation period; germination; hatching; metamorphosis; the migration of the sea turtle, the salmon, and the Monarch-butterfly; the self-defense tricks of the owl butterfly and
the chameleon; the unique and providential behavior of water; the indispensable ozone layer; the permanent and continuous orbit of the Earth, traveling through the chaotic Universe for billions of years, crossing a potentially destructive rain of celestial bodies. And an infinite number of other phenomena happening commonly, naturally, permanently within the reach of stubborn, rational beings who can see and hear but don’t admit that they see and hear. They have neither eyes that can see nor ears that can hear, because they are blind people who do not want to see; they are deaf people who do not want to hear. And they rejoice in their blindness and deafness.
As we observe and think about these phenomena and their unsolved mysteries, we start feeling as we felt when we imagined we had reached the Universe shell. In the same way that we are obliged to admit the infinite nature of space although it is hard and seemingly impossible to do, we must admit the existence of an intelligent cause to explain the Universe, life, creation, the owl-butterfly, everything. And this cause must contain the wisdom that is inherent in everything and must be superior and anterior to everything. Consequently, this cause cannot be anterior to itself only because it must be eternal. It must have existed forever.”
Now, what can you say about that? Do you think my ideas are convincingly argued? Will I be able to convert one atheist?
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