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It is often said of those who believe in the a GOD OF THE BIBLE, that they are ignorant anti-science “flat Earthers”, who blindly accept superstition with no factual, or even reasonable evidence to do so.

Atheists like Richard Dawkins attempt to co-mingle the God of the bible with mythical gods like Thor and Zeus which but this reasoning is seriously flawed logically and they know better, they are just hoping you don’t.

So this is the first in a series called Reasons to Believe, where I am going to document just a few of the reasons why belief in God is reasonable.

  • Only 10% of Americans believe there is no God or higher power.¹
  • a surprising number of believers teach the sciences at the nation’s top academic institutions²
  • Majority of scientists say there is no conflict between science and religion³
  • 70% of U.S. children brought up atheist convert to faith as adults [Fig1]
  • Over 4 Billion people believe in the God of the bible [Fig2]

Obviously, it is a myth that only the uneducated believe in God. This fallacy is is an effort to try and shame people out of belief. If the evidence was not compelling, these and other fallacious tactics would not be necessary.

For example, a well known leading atheist and evolutionary scientist, professor Richard Dawkins wrote in his book, “The God Delusion”, that there are no ancient historians who believe Jesus actually existed. That is until a PhD challenged his claim.

This kind of rampant misinformation is unfortunately common place in the public square. How many people have read his book and now believe his “fake news”? To further support the historicity of Jesus, one of those leading ancient historians, Bart Ehrman, who does not believe God exists, sets another mythicist strait about Jesus’ historicity while speaking at a freedom from religion conference.

The more educated a person becomes about the evidence, the more difficult it becomes to outright dismiss God. The question then becomes, is the God of the bible the best explanation of the available evidence for existence? That is what is going to be discussed over this series of posts called “Reasons to Believe”

After thousands of years, how are the Bible’s claims holding up to modern science? Can bible claims stand modern scrutiny, or have they been obliterated by reason and knowledge? Is there evidence an intelligent agent may have been involved in the structure of the universe and life itself, and finally, is there a better explanation for why there is something rather than nothing?

Below are some compelling reasons to consider that not only is a transcendent being responsible for all that exists, but also that the transcendent being is the God of the bible. As the series evolves, you can click on the links below to view the subject[s] your interested in.

I hope you will come back and read more about God, science and belief. No one will prove to you that God exists, but science is discovering his fingerprints in everything we see around us. From the staggering sophistication of cellular miniature manufacturing and assembly plants, and DNA’s digital programming that builds life, to the mathematical elegance of the universe

Romans 1:20

For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.

Abortion of any kind is a heart wrenching agonizing decision for many people where the future life of a human being, or potential human being [depending on your stance] is decided. Wolf has turned the sanctity of life and death into a circus and it is disgusting, and offensive IMHO.


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Thank you,

Robert J.


References:

  1. Pew Research April 25, 2018; “When Americans say they believe in God, what do they mean?
  2. Religion and Spirituality Among Scientists; Elaine Howard Ecklund, November 29, 2007, Rice University
  3. Conflict Between Religion and Science Among Academic Scientists; Elaine Howard Ecklund, Jerry Z. Park, June 2009

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Fig2

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In the above chart the “unaffiliated group are not all non believers, the majority are people who do not associate with any particular denomination. Estimates range from 200 to 750 million.


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Thank you,

Robert J.


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