Many of the atheists I know, think Christians believe some version of “in the beginning God created everything science can’t explain”. In other words, we shove God into the ‘gaps’—the things we cannot explain.
Many, if not most, of the Christians I know think this is a gross misrepresentation of Christianity. They believe in God because of the things they can understand, not the things they can’t understand. In addition, there are powerful arguments for the existence of God. For example,
- The teleological argument.
- The cosmological argument.
- The moral argument.
Amongst others, all point to the existence of God.
Can we prove it in the same sense as we can ‘prove’ that the cube root of 125 is 5, or that acceleration due to gravity is 9.8m/s/s? NO we can’t. But there are myriad ‘scientific’ claims which cannot pass that test either.
True ‘science’ is:
Any ‘scientific’ claim which cannot fulfil these criteria is not scientific either – it is philosophical and ideological.
Ridiculing a faith in God as not scientificaly provable and holding to such beliefs as ‘multiverse theory’ is inconsistent at best, is probably disingenuous, and smacks of hypocrisy if the requirement for ‘scientific proof’ for Christian claims is not required of atheistic claims as well.