Making the case for a creator God

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By Tolson Chapman
Special to The Telegram
North American society was founded on Christian principles, however, over the past 40 years these principles have been largely abandoned for human secularism and atheism.
The human secularist says, “I am God.” and the atheist says, “There is no God.”

This is why they are offended by Christian symbols on churches, schools and hospitals. They are attempting to expunge all signs of Christianity from society.

I wonder if these people have ever taken the time to study the evidence for a creator God.

Psalm 14:1 states, “The fool says in his heart, ‘There is no God.’”

The following is a small sample of the evidence for a creator God:

Evolution — Darwinism and the theory of evolution has been proven false because naturalistic processes have utterly failed to explain how non-living chemicals could somehow self assemble into the first living cells.

Cosmology — Virtually all cosmologists now agree that whatever begins to exist has a cause and that the universe had a beginning. The beginning was the Big Bang and the cause was God.

Physics — Modern science has discovered that the laws and constants of physics make the universe habitable for life. Chance cannot reasonably account for this.

Astronomy — Earth’s position in the universe and its intricately choreographed geological and chemical processes work together with exquisite efficiency to create a safe place for humans to live. If the universe had not been made with the most exacting precision we could never have come into existence. The universe was created for man to live in.

Biochemistry — Microscopic contraptions, such as cilia and bacteria flagella, are extremely unlikely to have been built piece by piece through Darwinian processes, because they had to be fully present in order to function. The intricate process of blood clotting is another example.These irreducibly complex systems are strong evidence of a purposeful, intentional design by an intelligent creator God.

Biological information — The six feet of DNA coiled inside every one of our bodies 100 trillion cells contain a four letter alphabet that spells out precise assembly instructions for all the proteins from which our bodies are made. No scientist has been able to explain how information got into our biological matter by chance. The presence of this type of information in DNA implies and intelligent source — God.

Consciousness — If the universe began with dead matter having no consciousness, how then do you get something totally different — consciousness, living, thinking, feeling, believing creatures — from material that doesn’t have that?

But if  everything started with the mind of God, we don’t have a problem with explaining the origin of our mind.

How can one read this information and come to the conclusion that humans are living and breathing on this Earth by chance, are descended from apes and that there is no creator God?

Psalm 102: “In the beginning you laid the foundations of the Earth, and the heavens are the work of your hands.”

 

Tolson Chapman writes from St. John’s

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  • analyzed atheist
    April 14, 2014 - 21:01

    To those of you who fall into the atheist/humanist/skeptic camp, search for "Atheists of Newfoundland and Labrador" on Facebook, and join the party :-)

  • Colin Burke
    September 18, 2013 - 09:25

    People who simply say that an argument is weak without trying to show where or how it is weak illustrate the truth of G.K. Chesterton's comment that modern education teaches its "students" to read without teaching them to reason. Saying that an argument founded on a perception of the understanding and proceeding logicaly therefrom is the weakest kind of argument, denies the very validity of reasoning, unless you can show where the reasoning goes astray or that the initial perception is an error. As Raymond Peringer wrote in a letter to the Catholic Register: "The default position of rationalists is simply that they disagree with religion. They back this [position] with quips and baseless opinions in the manner of Richard Dawkins and his fellow atheists."

  • Colin Burke
    September 17, 2013 - 08:59

    The best argument for the existence of a creator God that I have encountered is in a book by the philosopher Mortimer J. Adler. Essentially, it goes like this: Things that can change can cease to exist. Things that can cease to exist need something else to maintain their existence. That source of existence for things which can change must be the unchangeable source of its own existence: it must be its own existence, And that is what the philosophers call God.

    • Other side of the coin
      September 17, 2013 - 10:23

      That's got to be one of the weakest arguments that I've ever heard for the existence of a god.

  • Oscar
    September 16, 2013 - 14:34

    I am surprised that you published this letter, and I am surprised that the writer wanted to put his ignorance of science on display for all to see. There are thousands of gods but not one reason to think that any of them are real. The 'evidence' for a creator god that he cites are simply false. Ignorance from incredulity is not evidence. The letter writer needs to stick with 'faith' to justify his belief that the gods are real. Misunderstanding science, as he does, will not do it.

  • too funny
    September 16, 2013 - 07:52

    "This is why they are offended by Christian symbols on churches, schools and hospitals." Not quite. They are offended that their tax dollars (including those collected from non-Christians) are being used to promote one religion over others.

  • paul collier
    September 15, 2013 - 23:55

    Science still has a lot of explaining to do...but it has a lot of explaining to its credit. I'm far more impressed with science's record on this score than religion's, whose only alternative explanation is "God did it". Or, in other words, "It's magic". And is there anything more pathetic than a Christian trying to advance his case by throwing Bible verses at us?

  • Tallgrass05
    September 15, 2013 - 10:45

    "...Darwinism and the theory of evolution has been proven false..." Totally incorrect. "... the universe had a beginning." Physics has shown that matter can appear spontaneously. "Earth’s position in the universe..." The Privileged Planet explanation. I wonder why the rest of the universe is so hostile to human habitation. "Microscopic contraptions..." Irreducible complexity is one of the weakest arguments promoted by creationists. Please educate yourself.

  • Tomato Addict
    September 14, 2013 - 23:13

    The problem with this evidence for God, is that it is equally evidence for any sort of creator you might choose. Odin, Zeus, Brahma, Kukulkan, Quetzalcoatl, perhaps even some sort of flying monster made out of pasta. There is no specificity to this evidence to prefer any one of these over the over, making the whole thing a ridiculous proposition, and a mockery of God too. Belief must be based in faith, because science does not and cannot support supernatural causes.

  • Reckoner
    September 14, 2013 - 20:28

    You know, you don't have to publish letters from every kook that has an opinion. This letter has educated us in nothing other than how ignorant the letter writer is.

  • Jim
    September 14, 2013 - 16:49

    "How can one read this information and come to the conclusion that humans are living and breathing on this Earth by chance, are descended from apes and that there is no creator God?" By starting with a false premise and ignoring all the evidence to the contrary I would suggest.. One of the most scientifically illiterate rants I've seen in a long time. Congratulations.

  • simon
    September 14, 2013 - 16:25

    given the billions of galaxies and billions of star systems in every galaxie there is every chance that complex life evolved - much more chance than a book written by a god of bunch of blood thirsty roaming nomads 2000 - 4000 years ago had any thing to do with creation; might as well believe in Zeus or the Easter bunny