After reading the first 2 blogs, you may have come away with more questions than answers. Be assured, that is a necessary part of the learning process. I will try here to clarify.
Many of you may not be aware of my assertion, that scientists have “proven” that God does not exist. I know it sounds crazy. They do not publicize the fact. It is sort of their own insider secret. Because they know that if they were bold and explicit about such a proclamation, that they would face fierce opposition. But do not take my word for it. Go to the science section of any book store and you will find numerous texts written by several famous, best-selling scientific atheists, who make no secret whatsoever about this belief. Names like Richard Dawkins, E. O. Wilson, Michael Ruse, Daniel Dennett et al.
Meanwhile their messaging to the broader public is more subtle, although equally unmistakable. For example, on Discover Channel’s program, One Strange Rock (aka earth), Will Smith gives the reason for life on earth as the result “of dynamic forces and crazy coincidences.” On many nature documentaries you will hear the narrator attribute the complexity of life to “the forces of evolution.” Never on a secular program will you hear any mention of an intelligent design process as the cause of life on earth.
In Part I of TELOS, you will find great detail about exactly what scientists proclaim, and why they insist that the God of Abraham does not, and never did exist.
That proclamation itself is the starting point of the discussion. Their reasoning for making such a claim, is the core basis of the Part I of the book. Obviously I cannot untangle a century of scientific argument in a quick blog. But rather than leaving you hanging, I will state the situation plainly and simply as follows: The scientific atheists believe that everything in life is due to chemical reactions that go on inside the body. And they further believe that these chemical reactions arose purely by accident, over the epochs of time, since the formation of the earth. Mind you, they have absolutely no proof of this assertion. Which makes it all the more preposterous, if not infuriating.
It is very sad but also very true.
I look forward to covering more ground on this topic with you in the next blog. Stay tuned.