Having to prove the existence of God to an atheist is like having to prove the existence of the sun, at noon on a clear day. Yet millions are embracing the foolishness of atheism. “The Atheist Delusion” pulls back the curtain and reveals what is going on in the mind of those who deny the obvious. It introduces you to a number of atheists who you will follow as they go where the evidence leads, find a roadblock, and enter into a place of honesty that is rarely seen on film.
From Living Waters, creators of the award-winning TV program “The Way of the Master” and the hit movies “180” and “Evolution vs. God,” comes the powerful film “The Atheist Delusion.” Executive produced by TV co-host and best-selling author Ray Comfort (Hell’s Best Kept Secret, Scientific Facts in the Bible).
Key concepts in the presentation above were: 1) the impossibly of the creation of the universe as a whole out of nothing via chance; 2) the impossibility of first life arising of its own accord; and 3) the obvious design of the universe, which atheists claim is not real but only “apparent.” Three presentations on The C.S. Lewis Study Group’s site address these ideas which we would like to invite you to join as we consider these concerns.
To address the 1st issue, you will have noticed that the message conveyed above in The Atheist Delusion was expressed in lay terms, in the language of common sense made in an appeal to the light of reason reflected in our being created in the image of God. We would like to invite those interested in extending this kind of reason to an argument expressed with a bit more philosophical rigor. We would invite you to ponder The Cosmological Argument for God’s Existence presented by the late Dr. R.C. Sproul. The notion of the possibility of creation out from nothing is placed under a magnifying glass, among other things.
From Ray Comfort’s book ==> Nothing Created Everything
A Quote from R.C. Sproul: Some modern theorists believe that the world was created by nothing. Note the difference between saying that the world was created from nothing and saying that the universe was created by nothing. In this modern view the rabbit comes out of the hat with no rabbit, no hat, or even a magician. The modern view is far more miraculous than the biblical worldview. It suggests that nothing created something. More than that, it holds that nothing created everything—quite a feat indeed! Now surely there aren’t serious people who are running around in this scientific age claiming that the universe was created by nothing, are there? Yes, scores of them. To be sure, they don’t say it quite the way I have said it, and they would probably be annoyed with me for stating their views in such a manner. They’d undoubtedly protest that I have given a distorted caricature of their sophisticated position. OK. True—they don’t say that the universe was created by nothing; they say that the universe was created by chance. But chance is no thing. It has no weight, no measurements, no power. It is merely a word we use to describe mathematical possibilities. It can do nothing. It can do nothing because it is nothing. To say that the universe was created by chance is to say that it came from nothing. That is intellectual madness.
Nothing Created Everything 32-3
To hear an audio presentation for the argument click on the sound bar below.
To address both issues 2 and 3 we would suggest a presentation by ==> Dr. James Tour—synthetic-organic chemist–who speaks to us on the impossibility of first life arising up out of the kind of primordial soup that many an atheist would have us believe possible, and then to go from there and have us accept this as established fact.
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An Addendum to Dr. Sproul’s Cosmological Augment for God’s Existence: Dr. Sproul having mentioned in The Cosmological Argument for God’s Existence the fact that since he had already covered the laws of non-contradiction and causality in preceding lectures he presupposes his listeners to be familiar with these concepts. If you would like to either learn about, or rehearse these ideas–click on hot links below for a PDF version for some sections taken out of a book authored (Classical Apologetics) by Dr. Sproul, which will allow you to become familiar with these ideas in the way Dr. Sproul understands and advocates for them.
Dr. Sproul is a site philosopher with a page dedicated to his contributions as a Christian Apologist. To hear how theologians and philosophers get from the God of the philosophers (as was delineated in the audio file above) to the God of the Bible, we invite you to join us at R.C.’s page to hear the next lecture in this series at ==> R.C. Sproul. Refer to the You Tube embedded in the page.
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If you’re interested in probing a bit deeper into some of the issues that arise in the realm of science and faith, click here ==> Astronomer Hugh Ross and Biologist Stephen Myer.