God vs. Atheism: Which is More Rational?

God vs. Atheism: Which is More Rational?

God vs. Atheism: Which is More Rational?


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Belief in God, according to atheists, is irrational, illogical, and dumb. Belief that the universe created itself is, they say, intelligent, rational, and based in science. This is simply false. Nothing can create itself. Everything has a cause–including the universe. That cause, argues Peter Kreeft, professor of philosophy at Boston College, is God, the “unmoved mover.” Belief in God, as Kreeft shows, is more rational than belief in nothing. Logic, science, and reason, support God. Atheism, as you’ll see, is far more steeped in blind faith than is belief.
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Is it rational to believe in God?

Many people think that faith and reason are opposites; that belief in God and tough-minded logical reasoning are like oil and water. They are wrong. Belief in God is far more rational than atheism.

Logic can show that there is a God. If you look at the universe with common sense and an open mind, you’ll find that it’s full of God’s fingerprints.

A good place to start is with an argument by Thomas Aquinas, the great 13th century philosopher and theologian.

The argument starts with the not very startling observation that things move. But nothing moves for no reason. Something must cause that movement. And whatever caused that, must be caused by something else, and so on. But this causal chain cannot go backwards forever. It must have a beginning. There must be an Unmoved Mover to begin all the motion in the universe: a first domino to start the whole chain moving, since mere matter never moves itself.

A modern objection to this argument is that some movements things in quantum mechanics — radioactive decay, for example — have no discernible cause, but hang on a second. Just because scientists don’t see a cause, doesn’t mean there isn’t one. It just means science hasn’t found it yet. Maybe some day they will. But then there will have to be a new cause to explain that one. And so on and so on. But science will never find the first cause. That’s no knock on science. It simply means that a first cause lies outside the realm of science.

Another way to explain this argument is that everything that begins must have a cause. Nothing can come from nothing. So if there is no first cause, there can’t be second causes. Or anything at all. In other words, if there’s no creator, there can’t be a universe.

But, what if the universe were infinitely old, you might ask? Well, all scientists today agree that the universe is not infinitely old, that it had a beginning in the Big Bang.

If the universe had a beginning, then it didn’t have to exist. And things which don’t have to exist, must have a cause.

There’s confirmation of this argument from Big Bang Cosmology. We now know that all matter, that is, the whole universe, came into existence some 13.7 billion years ago and it’s been expanding and cooling ever since. No scientist doubts that anymore, even though before it was scientifically proved, atheists called it “creationism in disguise.”

Now add to this premise, a very logical second premise — the principal of causality that nothing begins without an adequate cause. And you get the conclusion that since there was a Big Bang, there must be a Big Banger.

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39 thoughts on “God vs. Atheism: Which is More Rational?

  1. aritra

    There was no time before the "big bang". God needs time to exist.

    March 19, 2021 at 6:21 pm Reply
  2. mine craft


    March 19, 2021 at 6:21 pm Reply
  3. Matteo Lapi

    I don’t think I have ever seen a video on youtube, containing so many logical fallacies

    March 19, 2021 at 6:21 pm Reply
  4. JacksonHighlander

    Why did god make a sea bug that forcefully rapes the female, and then has their children eat through the mother's body to be born? Why would he make that?

    March 19, 2021 at 6:21 pm Reply
  5. Comrade

    Hail Satan.

    March 19, 2021 at 6:21 pm Reply
  6. João Pedro Voga

    So God is a big banger then

    March 19, 2021 at 6:21 pm Reply
  7. bex

    Bad take

    March 19, 2021 at 6:21 pm Reply
  8. min it

    they're both not rational, since they're both at the ends of a spectrum (theism and atheism) lol.

    March 19, 2021 at 6:21 pm Reply
  9. Zion Thomas-Harmon

    All scientists do not agree that the Big Bang was the beginning of the universe. It simply marks a point where our understanding of physics breaks down, but something very likely preceded it.

    March 19, 2021 at 6:21 pm Reply
  10. Deathbychocolate

    "Everything that begins must have a cause."
    Please prove that the universe began, and hasn't been around forever. There are plenty of theories, each plausible, which explain how the universe may have existed forever.

    March 19, 2021 at 6:21 pm Reply
  11. Brainstorm1230 ID

    I mostly agree with everything said here, but here’s the problem: just because there might be a god DOSEN’T MEAN IT IS THE CHRISTIAN GOD.

    March 19, 2021 at 6:21 pm Reply
  12. Mikael Johansson

    Is it odin or thor?

    March 19, 2021 at 6:21 pm Reply
  13. mr poison

    When does fantasy become reality?

    March 19, 2021 at 6:21 pm Reply

    So as the description says, "nothing can create itself" a Christian channel says. Soooo where did God come from? Nothing can create itself correct?

    March 19, 2021 at 6:21 pm Reply
  15. BrickSpace

    If God created everything, who created God?

    March 19, 2021 at 6:21 pm Reply
  16. Bendy Brofit

    So you say that the multiverse is crazy because there’s no empirical evidence yet you believe in god who has no empirical evidence. Also the classic theological argument and god of the gaps nice try but proof is expected.

    March 19, 2021 at 6:21 pm Reply
  17. Keshav

    Science cannot teach you to love others. It can only teach you to make bombs. We need both – Monotheist Religion and Logic / Reasoning / Observation / Science.
    Religion shouldn't be judged by Scientific lens and Science shouldn't be challenged by Religion's lens.
    Focus of Religion and Science is on two totally different things.
    Religion is the constitution of Heart and Science is the constitution of Mind.

    March 19, 2021 at 6:21 pm Reply
  18. William Piercy

    I don't understand the logic of god having to be the first cause. What caused god? If you refute by saying god has no cause, why can't the same be said for the universe?

    March 19, 2021 at 6:21 pm Reply
  19. bi vibes bitch

    Then who made god?

    March 19, 2021 at 6:21 pm Reply
  20. Nathan Hoffman

    "Radioactive decay has no real cause"

    March 19, 2021 at 6:21 pm Reply
  21. Rishi Narayan


    March 19, 2021 at 6:21 pm Reply
  22. Prophet Muhammad

    Atheists admit that we are nothing but stardusts yet they act as if God can only be proven by their method.
    I also wonder why some Christians are trying to prove the existince of God naturally. God is supernatural. He may used natural means to do something but he can also do supernatural things. That's why he is called God in the first place. I therefore conclude that some Christians are engaging in senseless arguments as stated in the bible.

    March 19, 2021 at 6:21 pm Reply
  23. RJ Schro

    How about a Higher Intelligence but not necessarily God!

    March 19, 2021 at 6:21 pm Reply
  24. RJ Schro

    It would be an interesting debate between Richard Dawkins and Professor Kreeft! Somebody should set one up at Boston College!

    March 19, 2021 at 6:21 pm Reply
  25. Tim Vollert

    The argument itself is absolutly wrong. Matter can be created out of nothing in a positive energy field. The universe doesnt requires an inventor

    March 19, 2021 at 6:21 pm Reply
  26. Taolon Davis

    EVERYTHING has a first cause…. Except god, obviously.
    *Cough *Cough, special pleading fallacy 👀

    March 19, 2021 at 6:21 pm Reply
  27. YetAnother MetaName

    I mean, I agree with the argument. Something that we can’t explain yet must have caused the Big Bang. However, that isn’t necessary what everyone is going to call God. For example, the entire thing could have been unintentional, with no intellectual power behind it. I think a lot of atheists would not call that God.

    March 19, 2021 at 6:21 pm Reply
  28. Daniel Melville

    Big banger? More like bigger bang.

    March 19, 2021 at 6:21 pm Reply

    Translation “it’s far more reasonable to believe in a contradictory space daddy who’s generally kinda a prick”

    March 19, 2021 at 6:21 pm Reply
  30. Maximusthe1st fish

    Okay but are they discounting the theory/math that showed how the big bang could have initiated itself with no outside input?

    March 19, 2021 at 6:21 pm Reply
  31. 2l84 me

    Ever heard of the “WatchMaker fallacy”? It’s been debunked several times.

    If there is no credible evidence for a god and his supposed word is a collection of immoral, vague, and poorly written stories that contradicts itself and reality, then I see no rational reason to be a theist at all.

    March 19, 2021 at 6:21 pm Reply
  32. Vox Temporis

    Which God created the universe?

    March 19, 2021 at 6:21 pm Reply
  33. Education Tricks

    My any dear brother/sister atheist interested to debate on Islam…. Contact me on Instagram
    I offer you a challenge to debate 🙂
    This is my insta

    March 19, 2021 at 6:21 pm Reply
  34. khang

    The bias is unreal

    March 19, 2021 at 6:21 pm Reply
  35. Violet Gray

    This is hilarious. Again with the cosmological argument. Stop trying, theists, please. You're embarrassing yourselves with every single argument for God you come up with.

    March 19, 2021 at 6:21 pm Reply
  36. DeathLightning44

    Imagine being one of the people dumb enough to think that Aron Ra actually debunked this guy.

    March 19, 2021 at 6:21 pm Reply
  37. leadhead

    That’s enough mass media for the day

    March 19, 2021 at 6:21 pm Reply
  38. Charles Anderson

    'If there is no creator, there can be no universe' what a stupid analogy. If that is true who created the creator. people need to stop this arguement. If god exists, belief of mere people won't disprove his existence and even if he doesn't exists, people's belief won't make him real

    March 19, 2021 at 6:21 pm Reply
  39. RollerCoasterWolf Boy

    You have to admit; it takes so much more faith to believe in a multiverse that came out of nothing ,with a Big Bang than in a Universe that came about as a result of a creator outside of time and space: this is just common sense

    March 19, 2021 at 6:21 pm Reply

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