"The atheist can't appeal to nothing absolute, nothing objectively true for all people, it is just mere opinion enforced by might. The Christian appeals to a standard outside himself/herself in which truth and qualitative values can be made sense of." -- Peter Huff
Arguments for and against belief in the existence of God have been proposed by philosophers, theologians, scientists, and others. In philosophical terminology, arguments for and against the existence of God involve primarily the sub-disciplines of theory of knowledge and nature of being, but also of the theory of value, since concepts of perfection are so often bound up with notions of God.
The debate concerning the existence of God raises many philosophical issues. A basic problem is the existence of both monotheistic and polytheistic views. Some definitions of God's existence are so non-specific that it is certain that something exists that meets the definition; in stark contrast, there are suggestions that other definitions are self-contradictory. A wide variety of arguments exist which can be categorized as metaphysical, logical, empirical, or subjective.
Excerpt from Fr. Spitzers book New Proof for the Existence of God:
Amazon.com link in case you want to purchase Fr Spitzers book.
A Seminal presentation called Where did the Universe come from?
A day without yesterday An article on Fr. Georges Lemaitre and the Big Bang.
Peter Kreeft offers twenty philosophical arguments for the existence of God.
- A Deacons wife website for comments on the American Atheists national convention and speakers.
We all enjoy rights from 'Our Creator'
The recent American atheist convention here missed a couple of salient points in presenting their apologetic.
First, when they engage students, remember they are science savvy. They know the Big Bang theory - it all happened from the explosion of a tiny particle 13.3 to 9 billion years ago. And logically there had to be a prior first cause.
Also, they realize that a universe of intricate physical laws derive from a logic. Randomness explains nothing. Before time and space a Logos must have existed.
It was science and logic that led atheism's most promisnent 20th century apologist to conclude that God does exist. Professor Anthony Flew explains his journey to belief as he studied the implications of the Big Bang theory and the chemistry of DNA in his book, "There is a God."
In the 20th century, Nazis and communists slaughtered 50 to 80 million innocent people. Both governments excluded God and religion, being rooted in the atheistic philosphies of Karl Marx and Fredrich Nietzsche. Atheistic governments are dangerous. With no Creator to endow us with unrlienable rights, the state fills the vacuum and decides who is human or who is not.
Perhaps the American atheist should welcome the safe-guards built into our Declaration of Independence by religion of our Founding Fathers. The purposely penned "Our Creator" as the source of unalienable human rights. Religion brings the wisdom of the natural law to the table of political and social discourse.
American atheists need to remember that Americans know world history and science. Both point in the directon of Supreme Being.
Letter to the Des Moines Register by Msgr. Frank E. Bognanno. Published May 10, 2011.
The atheist can't find God for thesame reason that a thief can't find a policeman. -- Author Unknown
Great Bible Verse... Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling;