You remember David Hume? The brilliant sceptic who was the atheist darling until -
Yes, until. This truly is a tragic tale. David Hume famously said, “I have never suggested anything so absurd as that something could begin to exist without a cause.”
Dave Hume, held in high regard by atheists until we arrived at a point in history where the evidence for the beginning of the universe points directly to a Cause called Creator God.
Poor David Hume. Consigned to the atheist dump - reserved exclusively for those who refuse to go along with atheist dogma.
This should come as no surprise of course. When push comes to shove, atheist's scientific methods and hypothesis, and observations and confirming experiments; everything they claim to hold dear can take a flying leap for all they care. For when it comes to preserving their pre conceived world-view, atheists are perfectly willing to say that something CAN begin to exist without a cause.
Atheist: “True, we don’t have any examples of where something has begun to exist without a cause. But some day science will find an example. That’s why we say that some things that begin to exist don’t need a cause. Like the universe. Hey! We’ve already got an example - The Universe!”
Well, here we go again, Mr. Hume. Even though everything that we experience, everything that we’ve observed confirms and affirms again and again that specified complexity (formulated information) is the result of an intelligent agent - yep - you guessed it.
Every day and in every way, human beings of normal intelligence are easily and quickly able to infer intelligent design as an adequate explanation for the specified complexity or formulated information that they encounter. Why? Because an intelligent mind is the only known cause of specified complexity unless -
Yes, unless. There was a time when atheists were perfectly willing to accept that formulated information (specified complexity) was / is the right term for the information that is found only in DNA, RNA , proteins and from the minds of Intelligent Agents. They were even willing to accept that the specified complexity that’s found in DNA was “required” for the development of life itself. They were perfectly willing to accept that conclusion until they starting asking, “So where did that information come from? How did that information arise?” The best answer, the most logical answer, the answer that best explains what we observe points directly to an Intelligent Mind - a Cause some call Creator God.
As one by one their naturalist and materialist explanations fall by the wayside, just as happened with origins of the universe, here too, acceptance of the implausible and the impossible becomes acceptable in atheist world.
Suddenly, the origin of life doesn’t need specified formulated instructions. It just happened. Suddenly, specified complexity doesn’t need an Intelligent Agent for its existence. It just happens.
When one’s life is governed by an a priori rejection of any evidence that challenges your faith, in atheist world, making up solutions is as easy as falling off a piece of cake. (Yes I know. A mixed metaphor.)
In atheist world, like the beginning of the universe, when it comes to formulated information and the origin of life - “Nothing did it!”
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“Material life has always existed.” OR
Atheist: “Even though we don’t know of any specified complexity or formulated information that doesn’t find its origin in an Intelligent Agent, some day science will discover an example. Therefore, we say with complete and total blind atheist faith, “An Intelligent Agent is not required for specified complexity or formulated information. Like in the first living cell. Hey! We’ve already got an example.””
Hang on David Hume. Rolling over that fast can make you dizzy.