Atheist: There is no evidence for Gods existence.
Reply: There is no alternative to God. The alternative to God is not luck or chance. They are not a causal agency. The alternative to God is nothing. The universe is not eternal but began to exist. Since nothing cant do something, as for example cause a universe into existence, the cause of the universe must have been God.
Atheist: Or farting pixies
Reply: If they are not physical, that would be a hypothesis. Unfortunately, we have no revelation of them. What can be asserted without evidence, can be dismissed without evidence.
Atheist: Which God? There are thousands of religions.
Reply: The only religions describing God and matching with the same characteristics, as the creator of the universe must have, are based on the Bible.
Atheist: We replace God with honesty by saying "we don't know" and there is absolutely nothing wrong with that. The fact that we don't currently know does not mean we will never know because we have science, the best method we have for answering questions about things we don't know. Simply saying "God did it" is making up an answer because we are too lazy to try to figure out the real truth.
Reply: There are just two options. Either God exists, or not.
Eliminative inductions argue for the truth of a proposition by arguing that competitors to that proposition are false. Provided the proposition, together with its competitors, form a mutually exclusive and exhaustive class, eliminating all the competitors entails that the proposition is true. Since either there is a God, or not, either one or the other is true. As Sherlock Holmes famous dictum says: when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however not fully comprehensible, but logically possible, must be the truth. Eliminative inductions, in fact, become deductions.
We have a convergence of science, philosophy, and theology into the same direction and coming to the same conclusion.
A theist believing in the God of the Bible is rationally justified based on:
1. The scientific evidence that the universe had a beginning,
2. Philosophical rationale that something cannot come from absolutely nothing, and that causal agency of the universe must have distinguished characteristics above and beyond the physical universe, and
3. Theology, where God reveals Himself in the Bible as the great I AM,. Supernatural in nature, (As HE exists outside and beyond of the natural physical universe), Uncaused, beginningless, and eternal, Omnipresent & all-knowing, Changeless ( Change depends on physical being ), Timeless, Immaterial, Spaceless, and Personal, Enormously Powerful, Necessary, Absolutely independent and self-existent, purposeful, intelligent and infinite.
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