Summary-Questions- Conclusions on: The Greatest
Story Never Told.
Christopher Hitchin’s and Richard Dawkins were (Dawkins
remains so) two of the most prominent and vocal spokesmen for the belief in
atheism during the 20th /21stCentury. They have worked ardently to sell the
atheistic world view, and have managed to convey the impression to many of the
current younger generations.
That recent scientific discoveries have somehow provided
evidence which dismisses the need for a Divine Creator behind the origin and
operation of the universe:
Let’s review the background to this belief or non-belief
An atheistic non-belief world view began to emerge in the 1600s
when philosophers like Descartes began to question the existence of a Divine
Creator. By the 1900s the view that the universe had always existed, and
therefore there was no need for a Divine Creator, as had always been the
accepted world view until the 1500s, became the dominant world view amongst
many scientists and philosophers.
One of the first to seriously question this world view was Fr.
George Lemaitre in the 1920s when he demonstrated mathematically that the
universe was expanding. Edwin Hubble validated this theory in the following
years by investigation and analysis of the light spectrum, specifically the red
shift phenomena. The majority of scientists and philosophers continued to
refute this, until it was definitely proven beyond all doubt in the 1960s, by
developments in light spectrum analysis and with the support of the Hubble telescope.
The reason this was resisted so strenuously by the majority of the scientific
and philosophical communities was. That it inevitably led to the conclusion that
if the universe is expanding, it then logically had to have a beginning. So emerges
the big bang theory, meaning the universe seems to come into being out of now where
and from nothing. So for many the case for a Divine Creator immediately and
The results of scientific investigations over the succeeding
years demonstrate time and time again just how finely tuned the laws/forces of
nature are in terms of setting the universe up
for the emergence and support of life on earth in all its awesome beauty
and complexity. These laws of nature are not invented by scientists nor do they
understand where they came from. They clearly preceded the big bang. They
clearly demonstrate an awesome power and intelligence behind the origin and
operation of the universe. This we know as the Divine Creator or God.
The alternate atheistic world view, which continues to be
articulated by people like Richard Dawkins, is. The universe, meaning the
beginning of space, time, and all the material in the universe and all the
complex laws that govern its operation from the tiniest cell to the largest planets
came into being from nothing and from nowhere.
They assert that all
this beauty and complexity came from nowhere, and is the result of blind random
chemical interactions of atoms. Likewise they assert our ability to know good
from evil is the result of blind biological forces with no guiding intelligence
behind any of them. Therefore like Nietzsche, they assert there is no absolute
good or evil, just useful conventions or traits which have evolved in our genes
to assure the survival of the species.
For those who subscribe to this word view. I would like to
pose the following two questions.
What scientific discovery, or which scientist or scientific
theory do you believe gives rise to or supports this world view.
How many people or what % of the world population do you
think absolutely believes this world view.