Discussion with the Person Who Believes that God doesn’t Exist

In the last blog, we talked about the importance of Art   in proving the existence of God.

Renoir_083-painting-monet1The painter paints a landscape. The observer “oohs and aahs” about the beauty of the painting, complimenting the painter on his or her creativity. The landscape itself should be the center of the adulation. After all, an incredibly intelligent and inventive Creator allows the painter to be able to copy His work.  A fool would say that there is no Creator of the actual landscape (nature or human) that the gifted painter paints!

But now let’s look at design. More “food for thought for you” in your discussions.

Watchmakers use amazing precision in their work. Quartz watches measure time by counting the exact logonumber of oscillations of a quartz crystal through use of a digital counter. Digital clocks use the oscillations of quartz crystals or power lines (60 cycles per second in the United States).  Grandfather clocks use the swing of a pendulum, once every second and recorded by metal gears inside the clock, to keep time.

But the finest watchmakers in the world can, at best, devise several kinds of relatively imprecise clocks. Are we to believe that while very sophisticated, humanly devised watches required the effort and ingenuity of skilled, intelligent men to create them, clocks of far greater sophistication, precision and design developed on their own? How utterly ridiculous!

3D_Astronomy_070For many years, astronomers “observed” the motion of the earth, in relation to the heavens, to accurately measure time. All clocks in this country were set in relation to these very precise measurements. It was God who made this Master Clock of the Universe! He set the heavens in motion.

In 1967, scientists built an “Atomic Clock.” It uses Cesium 133 atoms because they oscillate at the rate of 9,192,631,770 times per second. This produces accuracy within one second every 30360_atomic_clock_0810 million years!  Cesium 133 atoms never vary a single vibration. They are steady—constant—reliable—and cannot be an accident of nature that just “happens” to always turn out exactly the same. God had to design the complexity and reliability of these atoms. No mind can believe otherwise. Men merely learned how to capture what God designed, for use in time measurement.

Scientists in Boulder, Colorado, built an optical clock that is even more accurate. How? By measuring time with light. Time is now measured in what are called femtoseconds—or a million-billionth of a second. These clocks use mercury ions at their “heart” to count the number of times they vibrate in a second. Wow.

Could this perfect order be the product of an accident? I sincerely doubt it!

The greatest Watchmaker of all time is no other than the triune God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. He put us on a finite time clock, but He Himself is timeless!  Figure that one out.

 

Dad, we miss you, but know that you are basking in Glory!

 

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About Dr. Robert

I am married to Janet and we have four children. I am active in Grace church in Racine, Wisconsin and serve there in leadership and teaching . I have been an internist for 30 years and keep busy by taking care of a full load of patients. On the side, I like to write, coach, mentor, spend time with my family just hangin' out, and help take care of our three dogs; a Golden and two Berneses'.
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2 Responses to Discussion with the Person Who Believes that God doesn’t Exist

  1. ColorStorm says:

    Of course what you say is true, as there are only two options.

    The opinion of man or the truth of God. Man in his never-ending-story of ‘there is no God,’ has made himself a god; no surprise there. It is such a tired tale that opens to nothingness, the old 45 with the grooves wore out from playing the same tune a million times.

    People demand proof of God? Ah, the proof is called ‘life.’ What other ‘proof’ are you looking for Mr Infidel? People will mock your analogy of the genius of the clock and its Maker, but the lessons abound to an honest heart, and there is the rub: people refuse to face the honesty of the conscience, for it proves all men as ‘having no excuse.’

    Time! Indeed, belongs to the Creator; great post here.

  2. Laurie Stecher says:

    I like a question I heard recently: “Even if you believe in the Big Bang theory, WHO do you think was behind THAT”?!

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