Egads! I just saw this and cannot let it pass by without further comment.
BT posts #34
If proof is necessary, the responsibility falls on the shoulders of the believers … not the unbelievers???
The so called believers have provided proof of the existence of the One God and our certainity of His existence comes by the natural light of reason. I listed 5 proofs in #19 but they are not necessarily the result of scientific proof so you reject them out of hand.
Well, here I go again because it's worth repeating.
The Church teaches that God can be known from created things. The mind of man rises from nature to nature's Origin and Source or Cause. The Universe points clearly to a One God as the First Cause, the Designer, Supreme Lawgiver, Origin of life and Ultimate Good.
The belief in the existence of God comes from universal reasoning...that is the general consent of all peoples from the beginning of the world. Believing in God seems to be the natural condition or intuition. The truth is in possession. People do not have to persuade themselves that there is a ONe God. They have to try to persuade themselves there is no God. ANd yet, no one yet who has attained to such a temporary persuasion has been able to find a valid reason for it. In short, men do not grow into the idea of a One God, rather they endeavor to grow out of it.
Then there is proof from conscience and what is conscience? It is the human mind making a practical judgment upon the morality of our every thought, word and deed. It commands us with decision: This is right; do it. This is wrong; avoid it. And we feel at once an imperative call upon our obedience. There exists within us a strange, mysterious power which is constantly comparing all our actions with an absolute standard of right and wrong, and condemning them without appeal when they go counter to its ordering. Conscience speaks of a necessary duty that we owe. It brings us face to face with an obligatory law whose commands are authoritative, and whose dictates are final and unquestioned.
Law implies a lawgiver. A command always implies a superior who issues the command. Who can this final, absolute, supreme Authority be, save Almighty God, the original Source of all morality, the ONe Perfect Arbiter of right and wrong? Conscience is merely His voice written in our heart.
Contemporary technology has provided a genealogy for the evolution of man
In another blog you explained: Whenever I reference ‘The Human Story’, all reference point to the factual evolution of humanity....... Things like this Robert Gilman - The Human Story - Our bodies contain ancient hydrogen formed in the first moments of the universe. Our carbon, oxygen, nitrogen, and all the other heavy elements in our bodies, are the gift of supernova stars. Our cells have been perfected by the patient workings of countless bacteria through billions of years, and our organs are the gift of thousands of species that evolved during the past billion years. Our bodies are, in a sense, simply a regrouping of very ancient materials …Etc.
How does contemporary technology or Atheism explain our conscience?