In the beginning...
I emailed this to Sapient, and he said I should post my questions, so here's the discussion I started, and his response:
First of all, my apologies for all of the so-called "Christians" that
contact you by by "hate mail." Anybody can simply believe in God but I
would very much question whether these people know Jesus Christ (God) and
have allowed Him to take over their lives through the power of the Holy
Spirit (also God). Anyone who truly knows and follows the God of the Bible
would act in a much more loving way. Here's my question:
If you truly believe that there is no "creator" of the universe, how do
you explain the existence of matter in the first place? And I'm not
talking about the process of natural selection and evolution...none of
that makes sense unless there was something that existed in the first
place. So where's the beginning...and how did it happen?
Have you ever heard of the Law of Conservation of Matter and Energy? It's a scientific law that has been tested over and over, the amount of matter in the Universe continuously remains at a constant, never more, never less, it merely changes form. This law lends credence to the notion that there wasn't a beginning, matter has just always existed. I admit there is not a fully explainable understanding of everything about how we came to exist, however there is enough to see that the claims of religion are false, and that it's rational to abstain from belief in a god until good reason is given. You should join our message board and ask these questions. We like speaking with civil Christians. Should you be interested we'd be willing to have you on the show for a segment at some point.