For many people, the concept of an unseen intelligent creator requires a monumental leap of faith. For others, the concept of the universe creating itself out of nothing and life evolving from non-living matter requires an equally large leap of faith.

It’s no wonder why so many people identify as agnostics. It can be overwhelming and as a result, many people don’t even try. After all, how does the average person (even those blessed with a higher education), make sense of the science when they are not scientists?

Considering Theism (or Deism): Did an intelligent force created the universe and all life? Is there any scientific evidence for intelligent design? The leap of faith for this theory is a foregone conclusion for many, but is there any compelling evidence to the contrary?

Considering Atheism: Could the Universe have created itself from nothing? Contrary to the laws of physics, could something come from nothing? Could complex life forms have evolved from non-living matter? So widely accepted are some of these theories, that many academics are not even brave enough to discuss alternatives lest they be dismissed as dullards. But there are some educated skeptics who claim a leap of faith is required to make these theories work too… a scientific leap of faith. 

Alas… below you will find research and commentary from a variety of different thought leaders on the topics such as Atheism, Cosmology, the Big Bang, Evolution and God’s role (or lack thereof).

A Case for a Creator: Former Chicago Tribune reporter, Lee Strobel reviews the science that points towards Intelligent Design Theory.

Robert Spitzer: Are faith and science in conflict? Fr. Robert Spitzer shows that contemporary science is giving us the tools to test our reasons to believe, and is leading us to some surprising conclusions. More of Fr. Spitzer’s talks can be found at www. magiscenter.com and in the links below.

Trent Horn – Reasons to Believe in a Personal God – Catholicism (speaking of doctrine as a whole, not individuals), unlike some Christian sects, does not claim a literal creationist’s interpretation of the Bible. Instead, Catholicism’s basic claim is that being omnipotent, God could have chosen to create the world in any way He saw fit including by way of evolution and/or the Big Bang.

William Lane Craig holds faculty positions at Talbot School of Theology, and Houston Baptist University. He’s been called the one philosopher who can put the fear of God into atheists” and does so with convincing, intelligent, and gracious arguments. Find more from William Lane Craig at www.reasonablefaith.org

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New Proofs for the Existence of God: With the incredible popularity of recent books championing agnosticism or atheism, many people might never know that such books almost completely ignore the considerable evidence for theism uncovered in both physics and philosophy over the past four decades. From universal space-time asymmetry to cosmic coincidences to the intelligibility of reality, Robert Spitzer tackles a wealth of evidence. He considers string theory, quantum cosmology, mathematical thoughts on infinity, and much more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONDING TO THE NEW ATHEISM:

William Lane Craig: Richard Dawkins has become the face of the “New Atheism” and in this brief video, William Lane Craig sheds light on some problems with the theories of he and his followers in the modern atheism movement.

Answering the New Atheism: Dr. Scott Hahn and Bishop Robert Barron discuss the “new atheism” and whether the concepts are intellectually sound. If you’d like to hear more of Dr. Hahn’s arguments you can also check out this video.

Unseen {New Evidence}: The Origin of Life Under the Microscope: From a scientific point of view, it is well documented that life cannot come from non-living matter… or is it? There are a handful of recent studies that show examples of living tissue emerging from non-living substance. Contrary to what you might expect, these events point to a creator more than ever due to the circumstances in which they occur. The events presented, each an instance of non-living matter transformed into living matter, are significant standing alone but even stronger when considered together. They have been well documented, photographed and subjected to rigorous scientific testing by reputable experts in blind studies.

 

 

 

The Problem of Evil.  If God is so good, why is his world so bad? If an all-good, all-wise, all-loving, all-just, and all-powerful God is running the show, why does He seem to be doing such a miserable job of it? Why do bad things happen to good people?

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The Remarkable Evidence of a Transcendent Soul: A review of various scientific studies that point to a transcendent soul. Included is the unique evolution of human cognition and communication explosion that occurred 70,000 years ago (minute 7-20). Also included are peer-reviewed Medical Studies on Near-death experiences (minute 21-30) plus more! [More…]