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Posted: 01/26/09

Atheism: the Intellectual Embarrassment-Ray Comfort

"Just because a few atheists believe that everything came from nothing doesn't mean that all atheists believe that." Robert Madewell

It's not a matter of not believing it. It's a matter of definition. If you say of your Ford Expedition that you have no belief that there was a maker, then you think that nothing made it. It just happened. You have defined yourself as having that mentality.

So if you call yourself an atheist, you are saying that you have no belief in a God--a Creator. Creation just happened. Everything you see--all the different breeds of dog (both male and female), all the different breeds of cat (both male and female), all the different fish in the ocean (both male and female), giraffes, elephants, cattle, sheep, horses, birds, flowers, trees, the sun, the moon, the stars, the four seasons, night and day, the marvels of the human body--the eye with its 137,000,000 light sensitive cells (we have been made well Robert) . . . all these marvels of creation were made by nothing. They all just happened. That's atheism at its core. What an intellectual embarrassment.

Then the professing atheist has the unbelievable gall to consider himself intelligent, and he thinks that science backs up his delusion. Think of the ludicrous language an atheist is forced to use. He can't say that creation was "created" and he has to avoid saying that everything has been "made." He will even say that he has no beliefs . . . that he is "without belief." His problem is that he hasn't thought his beliefs through. If he has any intellectual self-respect he will move from the "nothing created everything" belief, to the "something did it but I just don't know what it was." And is doing so he distances himself from the embarrassing label of "atheist."

The Intelligent Atheist is not an Atheist

For many years I have appealed to the logic of everything material necessitating a Creator. When I have done this, I have noticed that atheists run to a predictable refuge. See if you can see how they deal with it:

"If some sort of evidence turned up that a conscious entity was behind the creation of the universe itself . . . then it would simply open up this HUGE question of what this entity is and where it came from."

"So Ray, what is the explanation of where God came from?"

"If everything needs a maker, who made the maker?"

"Alright, I'll bite. Okay, a creator created the Universe. Where did this creator come from?"

It is scientifically impossible for nothing to create everything. If nothing created everything, then the "nothing" isn't nothing. It is something, because it had the amazing ability to create everything. Only an unscientific ignoramus would hold to the thought that nothing created everything. We have the dilemma of having everything, so we therefore have to come to the conclusion that something made it. Whatever it was, it had to be non-material (unseen), eternal (without beginning or end), and it had to be omnipotent (have the amazing ability to create everything from nothing). If the professing atheist concedes to such basic logic (which he must or he reveals that he is unscientific and unintelligent), then he's not an atheist. He is in truth an agnostic ("One who is skeptical about the existence of God but does not profess true atheism."). He is someone who believes that there was a creative force that brought everything into existence, but for some reason he denies that it was God.

 Atheism's Best Kept Secret

An atheist is someone who believes that nothing made everything. He will of course deny that because it's an intellectual embarrassment, but if I say that I don't believe that a builder built my house, then I am left with the insanity of believing that nothing built it. It just happened.

I have been called a liar many times because I have said the above, and challenged to back up what I am saying:

"But I have yet to see one [an atheist] say that everything came from 'nothing'."

"Once again Ray, there is no scientist that says Everything came from Nothing. Please provide an exact quote if you please."

"Aww Ray, back to the Nothing Created Everything lie again? That's your position, not ours, you are talking about yourself there."

"Ray, have you ever actually talked to an atheist and had them express these opinions to you?"

Scientists at Cornel University believe and teach the simple, that nothing created everything. They say,

" . . . space and time both started at the Big Bang and therefore there was nothing before it." (

"To the average person it might seem obvious that nothing can happen in nothing. But to a quantum physicist, nothing is, in fact, something." Discover Magazine "Physics & Math / Cosmology" said,

"Some physicists believe our universe was created by colliding with another, but Kaku [a theoretical physicist at City University of New York] says it also may have sprung from nothing . . . "

"It is rather fantastic to realize that the laws of physics can describe how everything was created in a random quantum fluctuation out of nothing, and how over the course of 15 billion years, matter could organize in such complex ways that we have human beings sitting here, talking, doing things intentionally." (Alan Harvey Guth theoretical physicist and cosmologist). Discover Magazine, April 1, 2002

Go to and watch a short video clip from Animal Planet, which also tells us that scientists believe that nothing made everything.

If you are an atheist you deny the initial Cause, so you are stuck with the intellectual embarrassment of believing that nothing made everything, and you do it hiding behind the skirts of science. The Bible is so right when it says "The fool has said in his heart 'There is no God'" (Psalm 14:1).

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By Ray Comfort

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