The Real Challenge to Address in Western Culture: Philosophical Naturalism

Skeptics who attack the Bible and cling to naturalism as a presupposition (worldview) need to face three questions in regards to origins:

1) Beyond using a label ‘The Big Bang’ – how did the universe start on it’s own – where did matter come from?

2) How did complex life originate – even the smallest functional protein or reproductive gene?

3) How did the vast amount of information contained in DNA come into existence without intelligence?

The reality is that science offers no verifiable answers to these questions on origins. Many revert to a form of scientism, a worldview based on fanciful probability (or ‘faith’) that denies a creator.

In reference to the first question asked above, here is a popular joke:

“One day a group of scientists got together and decided that humankind had come a long way and no longer needed God. So they picked one scientist to go and tell Him that they were done with Him. The scientist walked up to God and said, “God, we’ve decided that we no longer need you. We’re to the point where we can clone people and do many miraculous things ourselves, so why don’t you just go on and mind your own business?”

God listened patiently to the scientist. After he was done talking, God said, “Very well, how about this? Let’s say we have a people-making contest,” to which the scientist replied, “Okay, we can handle that!”

“But,” God added, “we’re going to do this just like I did back in the old days with Adam.”

The scientist said, “Sure, no problem,” and bent down and grabbed himself a handful of dirt.

God looked at him and said, “No, no, no. You go get your own dirt!”

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