Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 17 April 2014

Atheists are living in an absurd dreamland

It is laughably ironic that someone from the National Secular Society, who bases his opinion on the shifting sands of scientific discovery, should criticise those who see things through the eyes of faith (Write Back, July 16).

Alistair McBay cannot explain how anything, even life itself, began. He ignores the evidence of intelligent design in our bodies and the world around us.

Amazingly, he would have us believe that it is all down to a chance of infinite odds. That belief itself is beyond absurdity, but it is a necessary tenet of atheism which must cocoon itself in a dreamland where the possibility of the existence of God must not be allowed to manifest itself.

Let me give Mr McBay a few facts. Firstly, someone, or something, must have created the things that exist. We can rule out the 'something', as 'someone' must have created it. That leads us to believe that that 'someone' has always existed (is uncreated).

Secondly, that 'someone' has revealed Himself in the Old and New Testaments. Most religions have their own 'book', but the Bible has the divine imprimatur of hundreds of fulfilled prophesies to set it apart from all the others.

Thirdly, the life of Jesus Christ is an historical fact. Look at the coinage in any country you happen to be in and you will see it is dated from the year of His birth.

Finally, the Holy Spirit declares (Psalm 14 v 1): 'The fool hath said in his heart there is no God.' Seems the last laugh is on Mr McBay.

RONNIE CRAWFORD

Dromore, Co Down

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