Are they? Or are atheist leaders choosing to remain ignorant of any scientific discovery that doesn’t uphold their world-view?
It’s true that atheists, nor anyone else for that matter should be required to prove a negative or to prove that something, in this case Creator God, doesn’t exist. It can't be done.
That however is not the issue. No one is asking atheists to prove that God doesn’t exist. But you are required to prove that He is not the best explanation for the 'Why of the universe' and the 'Why is it this universe and not another.'
That is because, based on scientific knowledge, Creator God is the best, nay, the only solution that fits the scientific facts regarding the Big Bang.
. If atheists don’t like that solution then they need to refute that solution.
. If atheists think that Creator God is the wrong explanation, they need to falsify the claim “The best evidence for the existence of Creator God is the existence of the universe.”
Ever since the Big Bang Creation Event was confirmed, atheist scientists have been barely able to make their nausea subside. In an attempt to soothe their fear of reality, atheists have produced a fairly long list of failed hypotheses. For example:
The steady state model
The Cyclic Ekpyrotic Scenario
The Chaotic Inflationary Model
Bubble universes floating in a sea of false vacuum
The many worlds hypothesis
The black hole hypothesis
Quantum gravity models
Vacuum fluctuation models
Imaginary time and imaginary space
None of these propositions have been able to explain what science observes today. Not counting Hawking’s imaginary time and space, which even he concedes is an interesting but ultimately useless mind game, all of the above speculations have been proven to need an absolute beginning. Each one of them needs a definite space / time boundary. Each one of them requires a Creation event. None of them can exist from eternity past. That leaves the Big Bang Creation Event. That means that we live in a universe where matter, space, time and the laws of physics all had a beginning at the Singularity. There was literally nothing before the Singularity.
The metaphysical implications of the Big Bang are so disturbing to atheist scientists that in comic fashion atheists are even saying "Space aliens brought life to earth." Even that is preferable to acknowledging the reality of Creator God. Imagine! Self-described rational, logical, reasoned atheists find that combining the above "origin mythologies" with the spectre of space aliens is more palatable than allowing for Creator God. Talk about allowing one’s bias to colour the conclusion.
Now, as Carl Sagan once said, "Spin more than one hypothesis. If there's something to be explained, think of all the different ways in which it could be explained. Then think of tests by which you might systematically disprove each of the alternatives. What survives, the hypothesis that resists disproof in this Darwinian selection among 'multiple working hypotheses,' has a much better chance of being the right answer than if you had simply run with the first idea that caught your fancy."
Unfortunately for atheists, it can be said with absolute confidence that no cosmogonic model has been:
As repeatedly verified in its predictions,
As corroborated by attempts at its falsification,
As concordant with empirical discoveries, and
As philosophically coherent as the Standard Big Bang Creation Event Model.
So what has this got to do with lying atheist leaders? Well, it’s simply not acceptable for well known atheists, as Daniel Dennett did recently, to just ignore the findings of science and purposely mislead his audience by claiming that our universe is just the last of an infinite number of previous universes. Either he knows that science directly disproves that claim, yet he makes it anyway, or he’s ignorant of the well-known scientific conclusions regarding origins. Neither option,
. Purposeful lying or
. Negligent ignorance
is acceptable for the supposedly high standards of integrity and knowledge to which atheists, and particularly atheist leaders claim for themselves.
Reaching their “No God” conclusion PRIOR to confirming evidence allows atheists to stand in their faith and claim with great confidence,
“There is absolutely no evidence for the existence of God.”
What is the basis for the atheist belief that God does not exist? There is no basis for such a belief! None whatsoever! Everything that science has discovered about the origin and nature of our universe contains the finger print of Creator God. Until atheists come up with a workable hypothesis that excludes Creator God, He IS the solution to the Why our universe exists and Why it exists as this universe and not another.
Atheism is a philosophy that is protected by irrational, illogical, incoherent and may I say dishonest conclusions. Atheism is dishonest to both the observer of atheism and to the atheist h/herself.
By one atheist’s definition, the phrase “There is no evidence for God” means, “This “fact” could not exist unless there was a Creator God.”
The “fact” that atheists are too dishonest to admit,
The “fact” that could not exist unless there was a Creator God
Is the UNIVERSE itself.