- What lies on the other side of the universe? Or Where does the universe end?
- What is the hardest thing to believe in about God?
- Where did all life begin?
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So, what about the second question? There are infinite (see what just happened) answers here. But what usually comes up are things like: if God is real then why do bad things happen? Or, if God is real then why does the Bible say this or that? Well, the problem is, even though these questions may have actual answers, it is not answer to the question being asked. The question is, what is hard about believing God exists, not what issues you have with God. Here is this dilemma for the atheist. Atheists can not use the argument of if God is real then why do bad things happen because how can you blame God for things if He is not real? Nature to an atheist is the all-powerful force driving life. If God is not real, there would still be death, caused by nature (the essence of all living to the atheist). yet they still believe in nature. So if nature causes death then by the same argument they gave about God, they should not be believing in nature. This is not to presume that death is good because "God did it" or say that death is OK. That is an issue even Christians have a hard time with and even people like Job had issues with this topic. No one knows why God does things at times. But that is not the question. God is still an option of existence no matter what or how you feel about God. If you believe that way then you are an atheist but a better term for you would be anti-Theist, Atheism. You just hate God, but turn it into a disbelief. The second answer they say for this question is you cannot prove a negative, so the burden is on the believer. But if that is the case then why do so many atheists go to the internet, forums, and discussion boards just to say, "there is no God"? Why do they burden themselves by going to these places? In both cases, they are really acknowledging the existence of God. The most common answer is, "if God created all things, then who created Him?". The answer to that lies in the first question. If space, which is natural, can be infinite then so can a super-natural being. Strike two.
Finally, the third question is one they think they have an answer to. Where does life begin? This is where their savior comes in--evolution. But some of the other answers may be, "I don't know". That is a good answer but they will feel the need to add, "and neither do you". Their ego will not just let them say, "I don't know". Well, we do. Another answer would be, "a Creator isn't needed for life to begin". But, that does not answer the question. Even if evolution was true, it still had to have its start somewhere. But, it is not true, Evolution. And for the Christian, evolution is not an option since God did not use it, Theistic Evolution. Many scientists have stated that life points to a designer. The atheists now have come up with new theories like RNA World and the Origins of life, RNA World but again, they only show life itself, not the actual beginning of life. In the end they can't admit but nevertheless is true, they don't know where life begins. But we do. The Beginning. Strike three.