Is there a short cut to solving the riddle of life? Oxford scientist Richard Dawkins, is a militant atheist out to convert people to atheism. He considers all religion as bad, although he has a pantheistic reverence for nature. He’s against monotheistic religions that believe in a super-natural God, with “Christianity mostly in mind.”
Science, he says, is based on evidence, while religion is based on irrational faith.
Yet on the origin of life he makes a startling profession of blind faith. “…however improbable the origin of life [arising by chance] might be, we know it happened on Earth because we are here.”
There is absolutely no observable evidence
for the spontaneous generation of life by chance! If scientists could produce life in the laboratory it would not be by chance, but by intelligent design.*
In River out of Eden: A Darwinian View of Life he says:
“The universe we observe has… no design, no purpose, no evil and no good, nothing but blind pitiless indifference.”
Granted that much religion in the world is bad, does that mean that Christianity isn’t true and God doesn’t exist? Is there some sure way of testing such pessimistic assertions about the meaninglessness of life?
Yes, there is! It’s the answer to the question: “What is the real nature of the man Jesus who appeared two thousand years ago in Palestine claiming to be the solution for the problems of the world?”
Who is this Man?
Is Jesus out of date? This is no small issue. Millions believe that He is God. The Bible says that following Jesus is a life-and-death matter. (Romans 6:23).
Therefore, what is the real nature of Jesus, the founder of Christianity? THE TRUTH OF CHRISTIANITY STANDS OR FALLS ON THE ANSWER TO THIS QUESTION.
Jesus is either a LIAR, a LUNATIC or LORD.
*The claim that scientists have created artificial life is rather “a re-creation of existing life – changing one simple type of bacterium into another – than a built- from-scratch kind.” (Associated Press, 20 May, 2010)