I must confess to getting a bit tired sometimes of people trying to counter Christianity by arguing against the existence of God. They seem convinced that believing in God is the heart of the Christian faith. That’s not accurate at all.
The atheist asks, Is there a god? and answers in the negative. The Christian does not consider that to be a question worth a moment’s attention. Instead, we ask something like, What does God promise to us and expect of us?
A parallel: Another person might be able to teach me something new about my wife but cannot debate with me the question of whether she exists. I know her. It’s as simple as that. I do not know or understand everything about her (even after 47 years!) but I’m not asking whether she exists. I love her and she loves me. It’s really as simple as that.
I love God and, incredible miracle of grace, God loves me. I have long since entrusted absolutely everything to him, all my past, all my present, and all my future.
The pseudo-science that pervades much of western culture reminds me often of the young fellow who learned what a ruler was for. He went around for days measuring everything. After a while, he announced to his mom, “You and dad have been real nice to me but I don’t think you love me.” When she asked why he said such a thing, he simply replied, “Because I can’t measure love with my ruler so I guess there isn’t such a thing as love.”
He was a silly boy, obviously, but no sillier than those people who believe that anything which can’t be measured by “science” just isn’t real. People like Richard Dawkins and the late Christopher Hitchens are simply immature.